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SMTA Capital Chapter June 20th Meeting to Feature Presentation on “Counterfeit Components”

May 15, 2012

The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce the upcoming SMTA meeting at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab on June 20, 2012 from 5:00 pm until 7:15 pm. During this second meeting of 2012, Tom O’Connor, DFR Solutions, will present a paper on the topic of counterfeit components.

The presentation addresses the unique sources of counterfeit components and provides insight into how they occur. Counterfeit components are a rapidly growing area of concern. The Department of Commerce has identified a 141% increase in the last three years alone! Counterfeit parts are no longer an emerging threat: they’re real and they’re here to stay. A counterfeit is any item that is not as it is represented with the intention to deceive its buyer or user. The misrepresentation is often driven by the known presence of defects or other inadequacies with regard to performance. 

Whether it is used for a commercial, medical or military application, a counterfeit component can cause catastrophic failure at a critical time. Detection methodologies, such as visual inspection, mechanical robustness, X-Ray, XRF, C-SAM, Infrared Thermography, electrical characterization, decapsulation, and marking evaluations will be compared and contrasted. Multiple examples of counterfeit parts identified using these techniques will be highlighted.


The evening is scheduled as follows:

5:00-5:45 pm- Registration and Networking

5:45-6:15 pm- Dinner

6:15-7:00 pm- Presentation “Counterfeit Components”

7:00-7:15 pm- Q&A

Location:

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

11100 Johns Hopkins Road

Laurel, MD 20723
(240) 228-5000


Please join us for this networking, learning and great dinner event. The registration fees are $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

To RSVP, please follow the link:
To RSVP, please click here, or copy and paste the following address into your web browser:
http://www.smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=2819&BULK_EMAIL_NO=1

Furthermore, please mark your calendars for the SMTA Capital Expo scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 2012.  The main topic for this event will be manufacturing process solutions.  For more information or to register, please visit http://www.smta.org/expos/#capital.  The early bird registration deadline is July 13, 2012.


The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including Microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.  For more information or to join, please visit www.smta.org.

 

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