Mar 09, 2010
SMTA and CALCE @ University of Maryland are pleased to announce a new west coast venue for the Symposium on Avoiding, Detecting, and Preventing Counterfeit Electronic Parts. The first three symposia (held in College Park, MD) were an overwhelming success with participation of part manufacturers, distributors, users, government and law enforcement agencies, legal professionals, authentication technology manufacturers, academic institutions, supply chain and brand protection professionals. We are pleased to expand this program to the west coast for 2010.
A counterfeit electronic part is one whose identity (e.g., manufacturer, part number, date code, lot code) has been deliberately misrepresented. Counterfeit electronics have been reported in a wide range of products, including computers, telecommunications equipment, automobiles, avionics and military systems. Counterfeit electronics include everything from very inexpensive capacitors and resistors to costly microprocessors, completed assemblies and even systems.