Part of being an ISO 9001:2008 certified/ASA-100 accredited supplier is adhering to the rules of the federal acquisition process. ASAP Semiconductor is known for upholding these guidelines, including working with and tracking records of parts via federally assigned National Stock Numbers. Through our proprietary website ASAP Aerospace, clients servicing the Aerospace, Aviation, Military and Defense sectors can explore our expansive inventory of in-production and obsolete stock.
To ensure consistency in the acquisition process, U.S. Department of Defense created a system that distinctively and permanently identifies the items that it purchases. This system, termed the National Stock Number (NSN), consists of 13 digits that are broken down into the 2 following identifying subcategories:
1. Federal Supply Classification Group - The first 4 digits of the NSN identifies the Federal Supply Class code (FSCG).
2. National Item Identification Number - The last 9 digits of the NSN identifies the National Item Identification Number (NIIN).
The FSCG and NIIN can be broken down even further into the following classifying subcategories:
Federal Supply Group - The first 2 digits of the FSCG identifies the Federal Supply Group (FSG).
Federal Supply Code - The last 2 digits of the FSCG identifies the Federal Supply Code (FSC).
1. National Codification Bureau - The first 2 digits of the NIIN identifies the National Codification Bureau (NCB) or NATO country code.
2. Item Serial Number - The last 7 digits of the NIIN is merely an item serial number that does not follow an assignment pattern.
One FSG we at ASAP Semiconductor stock is FSG 62 - Lighting Fixtures and Lamps. Manufacturers for FSG 62 that we carry include: