Through ASAP Semiconductor’s proprietary website ASAP Aerospace, clients in the Aerospace, Aviation, Military and Defense sectors and private individuals can view our large catalogue of both current and obsolete parts, arranged by their respective National Stock Numbers. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified/ASA-100 accredited supplier, ASAP Semiconductor understands the importance of conducting business as deemed appropriate by federal standards.
To regulate the acquisition process, U.S. Department of Defense created a system that distinctively and permanently identifies the items that it purchases. This system, called the National Stock Number (NSN), is made of 13 digits which are broken down into the 2 ensuing 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).
For the above metal bar, the FSG is represented by 95, and the FSC by 10.
National Codification Bureau - The first 2 digits of the NIIN identifies the National Codification Bureau (NCB) or NATO country code.
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 95 - Metal Bars, Sheets and Shapes. Manufacturers for FSG 95 that we carry include: