Penn Yan man admits falsifying inspections for Space X parts

Rochester, N.Y. — A Yates County man could spend over a decade in prison for falsifying inspection reports for parts used by Space X and other Department of Defense contractors. James Smalley, 42, of Penn Yan pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to allegations that he falsified inspection reports and testing certifications while… Continue reading Penn Yan man admits falsifying inspections for Space X parts

NASA’s Proposed Rule Seeks to Limit the Presence of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

Friday, January 31, 2020 On January 7, 2020, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) published a proposed rule seeking to amend the NASA Federal Regulation Supplement regarding counterfeit electronic parts. The proposed rule would add new language to the NASA regulations, requiring that contractors procure electronic parts directly from manufacturers and select suppliers in… Continue reading NASA’s Proposed Rule Seeks to Limit the Presence of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

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How to Counter Counterfeit Flash Memory

https://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/11759/how-to-counter-counterfeit-flash-memory Is your new flash memory device really new? Can you determine if it’s a recycled chip? University of Alabama engineers can. Their simple method is based on the relatively high voltages — about 20 volts — needed to program and erase flash. The more a cell is programmed and erased, the more defects will… Continue reading How to Counter Counterfeit Flash Memory

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Risk Mitigation for Counterfeit Electronic Parts

https://www.qualitymag.com/articles/94672-risk-mitigation-for-counterfeit-electronic-parts? IEC Electronics Analysis and Testing Laboratory once again received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. The scope of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation includes several SAE AS6171 test methods for suspect/counterfeit electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) parts. According to the company, IEC is the first and only electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider with an on-site testing laboratory to… Continue reading Risk Mitigation for Counterfeit Electronic Parts

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PharmaceuticalsFood & BeverageElectronics & IndustrialCosmetics & Personal CareClothing & AccessoriesSecurity Documents & IT You can now 3D print digital traceability information

3D printing has received an upgrade – it can now 3D print secure digital information such as QR codes, which could be used in anti-counterfeiting. Introduced by Boston-based additive manufacturing firm Rize Inc, the development is the first example of Digitally Augmented Parts; essentially the printing of physical parts with digital information. 3D printing (also… Continue reading PharmaceuticalsFood & BeverageElectronics & IndustrialCosmetics & Personal CareClothing & AccessoriesSecurity Documents & IT You can now 3D print digital traceability information

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Quantum technology helps prevent counterfeit electronics

http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/quantum-technology-helps-prevent-counterfeit-electronics/article/497766 Researchers have taken a major step in terms of preventing counterfeiting. This is through generating unique atomic-scale identifiers based on the irregularities found in 2-D materials such as graphene. Counterfeiters of electronic goods are going to have a harder job thanks to a new method for marking electronics on the atomic scale. A new… Continue reading Quantum technology helps prevent counterfeit electronics

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Facing the challenges of obsolete components

https://techspark.co/facing-challenges-obsolete-components/ The problems of components becoming obsolete are set to get more severe, warned industry experts at a major conference last week in Bristol. The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) saw over 100 engineers in the city looking at the challenges for systems in transport, power and industrial applications when replacement chips are no… Continue reading Facing the challenges of obsolete components

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The Pentagon’s Seek-and-Destroy Mission for Counterfeit Electronics

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-pentagon-rsquo-s-seek-and-destroy-mission-for-counterfeit-electronics/ The Pentagon has known for years that a significant number of the replacement parts it buys for its missile guidance and satellite systems contain substandard counterfeit microchips. But finding these fakes—as they make their way through a complex global supply chain of fabrication facilities, assembly plants and parts distributors—can be like searching for a… Continue reading The Pentagon’s Seek-and-Destroy Mission for Counterfeit Electronics

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https://epsnews.com/2017/03/16/26623/ The defense industry’s concerns regarding microelectronics is expanding beyond counterfeit components and into the realm of cybersecurity, according to a report issued this month by the Defense Science Board Task Force. Thanks in part to the defense department’s reliance on commercial electronics components, the task force found defense equipment can be susceptible to cyber… Continue reading Untitled

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Important Webinar on April 4th, 2017

Register to watch and ask questions regarding DFARS 252.246.7008: Should Your Organization Be Concerned About DFARS 252.246.7008 and the Supply Chain Impact Regarding Obsolete and Counterfeit Components?

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