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.
Technical session topics include:
- What is being Counterfeited - Within and Beyond electronics?
- Are the Standards Adequate to Protect You?
- Panel Discussion - Challenges with AS671 Accreditation--Can it Handle Obsolete Parts?
- Technological Solutions: Tagging, Tracing, Authenticating
- How the US Government Agencies are Reacting
- How to Detect Counterfeit Parts with Confidence
- Bringing Information Security in the Solution Space
- Impacts on Industry and Society
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 is a valuable resource for 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. 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.