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In Search Of A Workable Counterfeit Risk Mitigation Strategy: Lessons Learned In Review Of The Current State Of The Electronics Industry As Regards Counterfeit Mitigation Requirements For Suppliers

Author: Kevin Sink
Company: TTI, Inc
Date Published: 10/13/2013   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: The complexity of the electronics supply chain has necessitated the development of multiple, sometimes differing, standards to mitigate the risk of obtaining counterfeit electronics. To manage the counterfeit issue, OEM's are applying diverse strategies to manage the risk through proscriptions to their suppliers. A review of the documents received by an authorized distributor over a 3 1/2 year period both substantiates some, and refutes other, commonly held beliefs as regards the state of counterfeit risk mitigation in the electronics industry.

The research categorizes the market segments deploying such methods and analyzes documents received for their distinction as regards type of supplier, type of product, invocation of external documents and common restrictions imposed. Given the results, recommendations are made to the industry.

Key Words: 

Counterfeit electronics, independent distributor, authorized distributor, counterfeit risk mitigation, Section 818, AS5553, AS6081

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