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Developing a Counterfeit Testing Program

Presenter: Cathy Moritz
Company: Trace Laboratories
Date Published: 5/25/2011

Description: Counterfeit and substandard parts and components have been a recurring theme in practically every market. For the last several years, the largest concern has been in the military and aerospace industries. Many of these re-marked and recycled parts are coming back into the US from electronic waste that was sent overseas. In an attempt to mitigate risk and potentially eliminate use of counterfeit and substandard parts, it is important to develop a counterfeit inspection procedure for incoming materials. This inspection can be as basic as a visual examination but becomes more successful at identifying potential counterfeit components and parts when a few more advanced techniques are employed. This webinar will present background regarding the counterfeit market as well as provide information on various tests and testing techniques for identification of counterfeit parts.

Background Information

Types of Testing:

  • Visual
  • X-ray
  • Electrical
  • Destructive

  • Lead Finish (XRF, EDS)
  • Remarking/Resurfacing
  • Decapsulation/Delidding
  • Key Words: 

    counterfeit electronic parts, testing, Lead Finish, Remarking/Resurfacing, Decapsulation/Delidding

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