This interactive forum will provoke discussion among participants on actions being taken, and contemplated, to fight counterfeiting within the electronics manufacturing community. The emphasis will be on action-oriented �eco-system� approaches to fighting the problem, rather than fighting the counterfeiters along traditional paths (e.g. PCB board materials, components, etc), which results in fragmented strategies. For example, will �electronic pedigrees� become a useful means in this battle? How can some of the technologies available be implemented without �re-tooling� the entire manufacturing process? It seems clear that all segments of the industry have a shared responsibility and must work in concert, to detect, avoid and prevent counterfeit electronics products from reaching the marketplace, especially as health and safety issues become evident.
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