SMTA International Conference Proceedings

International Counterfeit Avoidance Certification By The IEC IECQ

Author: Stanley H. Salot Jr.
Company: ECC Corporation
Date Published: 10/13/2013   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: The standards called: SAE AS5553A (Manufacturers), SAE AS6801 (Distributors), SAE AS6174 (General Products) and the IECQ 03-7 (International IECQ Conformity Assessment System) were created in response to a significant and increasing volume of counterfeit electronic parts entering the avionics, aerospace and military supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability, and safety risks. The three standards and the conformity assessment certification system provide uniform requirements, practices and methods to mitigate the risks of receiving and installing counterfeit electronic parts.

This presentation provides a detailed analysis of the above described, newly created national and international certification and maintenance process. The process is used by manufacturers and distributors of electronic and mechanical components to demonstrate their regular use of anti-counterfeit process controls and requirements in their purchasing and supplying operations.

The presentation is based on the results of the IECQ Counterfeit Avoidance Process Certification by certification bodies and companies that have undergone the implementation of the Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation and Disposition Standard and achieved 3rd party IECQ CAP certification. Companies profiled in this presentation represent manufacturers and distributors from large, medium and small US and international organizations. The presentation also addresses both the common and the unique issues and respective solutions implemented by companies and the certification authorities. Part of the presentation addresses the development process used to create the standards, conformity assessment criteria, accreditation of the 3rd party certification provides as well as the training requirements for every level of the organization including “C” Level management.

Attendees of this presentation will receive a well-balanced overview of the requirements, considerations and tools that needed to prepare their organizations for compliance and 3rd party certification.

Key Words: 

IECQ, IECQ CAP, AS5553A, AS6081, AS6174

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