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The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) is a global trade association comprised of organizations dedicated to quality initiatives that provide Responsible Procurement Solutions(TM) to the supply chain. IDEA employs a comprehensive approach through sustained leadership in the implementation of quality standards, certifications, best practices, and counterfeit detection methods as well as the cooperation and education of all stakeholders. IDEA has developed IDEA-STD-1010: Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market; the IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspector Certification Exam; IDEA-QMS-9090: Quality Management System Standard for Independent Distributors of Electronics Association Members, that establishes specific requirements and practices for Independent Distributors; and a comprehensive Training Program that offers the knowledge necessary to safely procure from the Open Market and detect nonconforming or counterfeit characteristics.