Pan Pacific Symposium Conference Proceedings


SOLVING THE COUNTERFEIT ELECTRONICS PROBLEM

Authors: Kaushik Chatterjee, Diganta Das, Michael Pecht, Christopher Ricci and Peter Suorsa
Company: Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), University of Maryland, and Prime Technology LLC
Date Published: 1/31/2007   Conference: Pan Pacific Symposium


Abstract: Counterfeit electronics have been reported in a wide range of products, including computers, telecommunications equipment, automobiles, avionics and military systems. Counterfeit electronic products include everything from very inexpensive capacitors and resistors to costly microprocessors to servers. This paper describes the counterfeit electronic products problem, and discusses the implication of counterfeit electronics on the electronic supply chain. We then present counterfeit detection and prevention techniques for electronics including an example of a supply chain level authentication system. Keywords: counterfeiting, supply chain, authentication, taggant



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