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Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts West Program Finalized and Registration Open

Apr 16, 2010

Minneapolis, MN - SMTA and CALCE are pleased to announce that the program for the Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts West is finalized and available on-line at http://www.smta.org/counterfeit and registration is open. The event will take place June 8-11, 2010, in Deer Valley (Phoenix), AZ.

Kicking off the program on Tuesday, June 8, will be a Keynote Presentation by the US Department of Commerce's Senior Trade and Industry Analyst, Mark Crawford. Attendees can look forward to two cutting-edge sessions and a U.S. Law Enforcement Panel Discussion as well.

The symposium continues on Wednesday, June 9, with a Keynote Presentation by Belva Martin from the US Government Accountability Office. The second day will include three more sessions and a Supply Chain Panel Discussion.

The final two days, June 10-11, will feature workshops led by CALCE/University of Maryland, DMSMS, IDEA, GIDEP, Integra Technologies, and the Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center.

The conference is organized by SMTA in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland. This symposium will be valuable to supply chain managers, component engineers, brand protection specialists, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts management, security specialists and other interested engineers. 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. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions available and under development by all sectors of the industry.

Visit http://www.smta.org/counterfeit to view the complete presentation line-up, full workshop descriptions, and to register.

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.

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