Counterfeit Electronic Parts Symposium Program Finalized

May 01, 2012 -- Minneapolis, MN - SMTA and CALCE are pleased to announce that the program for the Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain Symposium is finalized and available on-line at and registration is open.  The event will take place June 26 - 28, 2012 in College Park, MD. 

The program includes eight sessions over two days with presentations from University of Maryland Law School, NASA JPL, US Department of Justice, University of Connecticut, BAE Systems, Silicon Cert Laboratories, World Micro, iNEMI, and more

Tuesday's program will feature a panel discussion by representatives from the US Department of Justice.  On Wednesday there will be a panel discussion on The Impact of the Standards and Regulations on the Independent Distributor and Broker Market.

The final day, Thursday, June 28, will feature workshops led by faculty from CALCE/University of Maryland.  The first half day workshop is titled Material Level Evaluation and Characterization for Part Authentication.  The second workshop will cover Part Manufacturer and Distributor Assessment.  A full day workshop is currently being scheduled and will be announced shortly. 

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 provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through the whole life cycle of the parts.  The information discussed at the event 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.  The event is endorsed by SAE International.

Visit to view the complete presentation line-up, full workshop descriptions, and to register.


Patti Hvidhyld,

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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