SMTA/CALCE Announce Program for Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials


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The SMTA and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) announce the technical program for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials this June 25-27, 2019 in College Park, Maryland.

The symposium will commence on Tuesday, June 25 with sessions on industry standards, regulations, counterfeit batteries, and inspection that will feature presentations and a panel discussion from BAE, ERAI, GIDEP, Lockheed Martin, SAE and prominent research universities among others. 

The second day of the symposium will focus on process concerns, cyber physical system security, information security, and technology solutions. Presentations are scheduled from companies including Georgia Tech, IBM, IDA, SMT Corporation, Swissmic, US Navy and more.

Thursday, June 27, is dedicated to a full day workshop on the Use of Component Documentation and Supply Chain for Counterfeit Avoidance and a half day workshop on Utilizing IPC-1782—component traceability.

The information presented at this symposium is valuable to quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies.

About SMTA

The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

About CALCE

The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), the largest electronic products and systems research center focused on electronics reliability, is dedicated to providing a knowledge and resource base to support the development of competitive electronic components, products and systems.

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