SMTA and CALCE at the University of Maryland are pleased to announce the west coast venue for the Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain. The program will be held December 6-8, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and share your insights with government, industry and academia who are addressing the counterfeit problem.
Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts.
This symposium will be valuable to quality and reliability manager, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.
Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain topics will include:
- Impact of supply chain changes on the component management practices: quality, reliability, manufacturability
- Electronic parts distribution: current stage and evolution
- Authentication techniques for securing electronic part supply chain
- Federal procurement practices and its impact on electronic supply chain
- Inspections tools and techniques for detecting counterfeit parts
- New areas of counterfeit concerns: materials, energy storage
- Industry and international working groups and standards on electronic part supply chain and counterfeit electronic parts
Please provide an abstract (within 300 words) on any relevant topics no later than September 6. The final presentations are due October 28th, 2011.