Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain
June 24-26, 2014
Marriott Inn, College Park, MD
SMTA and CALCE @ University of Maryland are pleased to announce the 2014 Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and share your insights with government, industry and academia who are addressing the counterfeit problem. This annual symposium is the best forum in the country to present and learn about latest technology and policy developments on the area of electronics supply chain and on counterfeit electronics prevention.
Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and deep in the last decades and the impact of those changes on the practices of the supply chain members is still evolving. It is well understood that the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but counterfeit electronic parts is only one of the many impacts. We are seeing counterfeit and piracy impacting other items from materials to equipment including energy storage and generation, electromechanical parts, wirings, switchgears, connectors, fasteners, bearing – all being impacted.
At the same time innovative scientists and entrepreneurs are developing products and processes that take on the problems head on, standards developing bodies creating framework for addressing the problem, government and international bodies developing policies and legal structure to combat the problem. This symposium is the place to review these solutions.
Topics will include:Impact of supply chain changes on the component management practices: quality, reliability, manufacturability
Electronic parts distribution: current stage and evolution
How distributors can prepare themselves to be part of the solution
Authentication techniques for securing electronic part 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 using the online form above by March 7th. Presentations will be due in April.
For more information about conference participation or registration, contact Patti Hvidhyld (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click here to view the Symposium Technical Committee