NEXT WEEK’S BIG EVENT – Symposium on Avoiding, Detecting, and Preventing Counterfeit Electronic Parts

23 November 2009

Gather and meet with other industry professionals from all sectors of the market including original component manufacturers, franchised and independent distributors, original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, government agencies and associations addressing the counterfeit problem.

This symposium takes place between 2-3 December at the University of Maryland

Organised by the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), this symposium takes place between 2-3 December at the University of Maryland.

Three half-day workshops are new for 2009, and cover
• Material Level Evaluation and Electrical Characterisation for Part Authentication (including Laboratory Demonstration) led by CALCE and Integra Technologies
• Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Training for Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts, led by NASA/JPL
• Anti-Counterfeiting: The Powers That Be - Legal Tools and Resources to Protect Intellectual Property Rights Owners, led by Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center, P.C.

It is well known that all elements of the electronics supply chain have been directly impacted by counterfeit electronics. Some of these elements are working to improve communication between them to address the issue. However, the lack of device traceability, as material moves through the supply chain, is still commonplace and a key issue that needs to be addressed to help resolve the proliferation of counterfeits. Every link in the supply chain must work together to solve the problem of counterfeit parts. The focus of this panel discussion will be to present the different sides of these issues and ways to move forward. The panel consists of representatives from Original Component Manufacturers (OCMs), franchised distribution, independent distribution and an industry organisation involved with counterfeit risk mitigation tools.

The panel is moderated by Lisa Gardner of Government Accountability Office and the panelists are William Palladino of Arrow, Arthur A Mester of Boeing, Kristal Snider of ERAI, Tom Sharpe of SMT Corporation and Lawrence Hurst of Intel.

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