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The SMTA and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) have announced the 2022 technical program is finalized for the annual Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials. The event will proceed in-person June 28-30, 2022, in College Park, Maryland. Registration is now open via the event website.
This symposium covers all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on organizations performing part selection and management throughout the whole life cycle of the product. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit components, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.
The technical program takes place on June 28 and 29. Session topics include Supply Chain Evolution, Secure and Trusted Ecosystem, Track and Trace Solutions, Standards, and Detection Methods. Presentations by experts from organizations such as Boeing, Conflict Armament Research, DLA Land and Maritime, ERAI, Global Semiconductor Alliance, Global Foundries, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NEC, Sandia National Labs, several universities, and more.
Two full-day Professional Development Courses (PDC) are scheduled for Thursday, June 30. PDC1: “The Crucial Role of Traceability in The Secure, Smart Supply-Chain” and PDC2: “Counterfeit Parts Detection Using SAE AS6171.” Advance registration is required.
Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron
How about a little refresher on some of the most effective techniques for component inspection using X-ray? While other visual inspection techniques provide important insight into component quality and authenticity, nothing exceeds X-ray inspection for fast, accurate, non-destructive evaluation. The following are 10 ways to identify a fake IC using X-ray.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Michael Ford, senior director of emerging industry strategy for Aegis Software and I-Connect007 columnist, speaks about the increasing importance of traceability in manufacturing and throughout the supply chain, including how it affects such areas as counterfeit components and inventory management.
Michael Ford, Aegis Software Corp.
With the trend of shortening lead-times within the material ordering process, and the frequency with which urgent orders for materials from the grey market are made, there is increased opportunity for the ingress of counterfeit materials. The situation is made far worse when a genuine shortage of materials in the supply chain occurs. The consequences of not being able to eliminate the risk of defects getting through into the market will be disastrous for individuals as well as for the company brand image, not to mention the associated costs of recovery. It is only a matter of time, unless something very significant changes.