Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

Technical Symposium and Expo: June 28-30, 2016
Workshops: June 30, 2016

Marriott Inn & Conference Center
College Park, MD
Technical Symposium: June 28-30, 2016
Expo: June 28-29, 2016
Workshops: June 30, 2016

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

SMTA and CALCE @ University of Maryland are pleased to announce the east coast venue for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials. The program will be held June 28-29 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The Workshops will be held June 30 at the University of Maryland. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and share your insights with government, industry and academia who are addressing the counterfeit problem.

Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts.

Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.

Keynote Speakers Announced

Counterfeit Electronic Parts - Observations and Insights from a US Defense Industry Perspective

Henry Livingston, BAE Systems Henry Livingston

Henry Livingston had been an early and frequent voice in the area of risks posed by counterfeit electronics to the industry in general and the defense sector in particular. He will relate his observations and insights from personal experience in counterfeit electronic part avoidance related activity over the past decade pointing out where we went right and where we may have gone wrong. Henry will also present his thoughts on how SAE Aerospace Standard AS5553 can serve as criteria for assessing a 'Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems' in compliance with recent department of defense regulations in view of changes both in the government regulations and in the standard.

Getting Ready for Coming Deluge of Complex Cloned Devices

Thomas Sharpe, SMTCorp Tom Sharp

Clones had been a concern of people in the electronics parts supply chain for a long time but wa generally as something that is to come in the future, not now. Badly made clones had been relatively easy to detect through materials comparison and as a result, there is some complacency. In this Keynote address, Tom Sharpe will show that we need to get more prepared for a clone onslaught. He will present information on the direction to which China is moving into very quickly as a state-sponsored manufacturer of much more complex clone devices within the next 4-6 years and that push will have impact globally and on the US.

The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium will be valuable to quality and reliability manager, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.

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