Electronic components are stored all over the world for use in all manner of electronic products and systems. Many of these components are relatively simple and robust products that can be stored with only passing regard to environmental control and quality processes. These component types- passive, low function active or electromechanical devices- are not the subject of specialized long term storage and care. The storage of simpler components, as long as reasonable ESD control is exercised and severe environments are avoided, does not require specialized procedures. Unfortunately, many electronic system manufacturers treat all components the same when considering long term storage and usage.