Founded in 2003, IDEA is a non-profit trade association representing quality and ethically oriented independent distributors of electronic components. They have developed the IDEA-STD-1010 in order to verify the acceptability of electronic components distributed in the open market. This standard contains 17 elements focusing on inspection, handling, packaging, storage, standards of measurement, purchasing principles and practices and equipments and tools among others ( Other useful standard for evaluating independent distributors is: JESD31, General Requirements for Distributors of Commercial and Military Semiconductor Devices (JEDEC