SMTA International Conference Proceedings

Counterfeit Electronic Components – the Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods

Authors: Jason Jowers, MBA
Company: Velocity Electronics
Date Published: 9/17/2017   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: Counterfeit electronic components have caused significant harm to the electronic manufacturing industry for years: product failure, delays in manufacturing, and costs related to failure analysis and rework. While counterfeit components continue to pose a serious threat, different members of the industry have developed and implemented effective risk mitigation techniques.

For example, industry groups have published numerous risk mitigation standards (e.g. IDEA-STD-1010, CCAP-101, AS5553, AS6174, AS6081, AS6496, and AS6171) that prescribe best practices for the avoidance, detection, disposition, and reporting of counterfeit electronic components.

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