Conference Chair - Dr. Diganta Das (, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland


June 27–29, 2017
The College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
College Park, MD

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

WHEN: June 27 - 29, 2017
WHERE: The College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Diganta Das (

Registration Now Open

About This Event | Scope| Draft Technical Program | Technical Committee

About This Event
SMTA and CALCE @ University of Maryland are pleased to announce the venue for the Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain. The program will be held June 27-29, 2017 at the The College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from and share your insights with government, industry and academia who are addressing the counterfeit problem.

Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. 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 whole life cycle of the parts.

This symposium will be valuable to quality and reliability manager, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. 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.

Topics will include:

  • Electronic parts distribution: current stage and evolution over time
  • Authentication techniques for securing electronic part supply chain
  • Inspection tools and techniques for detecting counterfeit parts
  • New areas of counterfeit concerns
  • Industry and international working groups and standards on electronic part supply chain and counterfeit electronic parts
  • Technological innovations in counterfeit detection
  • What are being counterfeited
  • Obsolescence and its link to counterfeit

Draft Technical Program

Tuesday, June 27

7:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:15 AM
Opening Remarks
Session 1: Opening Session – New Concerns and Response
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
SAE and its Role in Developing Suite of Counterfeit Electronics and Materiel Avoidance Standards
9:45 AM
Break: Visit with Exhibitors
Session 2: Standards Development to Fight Counterfeit
10:15 AM
Risk Assessment in SAE 6171
11:00 AM
JESD-243, Who is it Intended to Serve.
11:30 AM
Meeting the ‘Risk Assessment’ Requirements of ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D or AS9120B
12.00 PM
1:00 pm
Session 3: Panel Discussion on Role of Test Laboratories in Reporting
2:15 PM
Break: Visit with Exhibitors
Session 4: Future Technologies for Tracking and Detection
2:45 PM
Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD) using Small “Dielets”
3:15 PM
Barricade: Authentication Testing of Integrated Circuits through Power Consumption Waveform Analysis
3:45 PM
Advanced Detection of Electronic Counterfeits (ADEC) for Enhanced Supply Chain Assurance Against Sophisticated Counterfeits
4:15 PM
Counterfeit Detection Using Power Spectrum Analysis
4:45 PM
Day Closure

Wednesday, June 28

7:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
Session 5: Counterfeits in Electronic Product Lifecycle
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
The Authorized Bonafides - Definitions Matter
9:15 AM
Existing Obsolescence Prediction Models Are Now Obsolete
9:45 AM
Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 AM
Special Plenary Talk: A Systems Engineering Approach to Cyber Physical Systems Security (exhibitors and visitors welcome)
Session 6: Detection of Counterfeit Parts
11:00 AM
Supply Chain Maintenance Using Reverse Engineering
11:30 AM
Inspection Tool and Techniques for Detecting Counterfeit Parts
12:00 PM
Session 7: Tracking Parts through Supply Chain
1:00 PM
Update on a Single Authentication Platform using DNA-Based Technologies
1:30 PM
JTAG Interrogator to Validate Electronic Parts
2:00 PM
Fraudulent Parts Reduction via RFID-Enabled Drone Inventory Management and Supply Chain Optimization
2:30 PM
Break: Visit with Exhibitors
Session 8: Views Across Supply Chain
3:00 PM
Tiered Approach Sourcing of Electronics and DFARS Clause 252.246-7008
3:30 PM
What is an Authorized Aftermarket Manufacturer
4:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Lessons from the Industry
5:00 PM
Closing Observations


Thursday, June 29

8:00 AM
8:30 AM –
5:00 PM
DeWalt Seminar Room - room 2164 Martin Hall
8:30 AM –
5:00 PM
DeWalt Conference Room - room 2162 Martin Hall

Technical Committee

Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland, Conference Chair

Sally Arno, Freedom Sales

Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron

Karen Ebner, Raytheon Company

Kirsten Koepsel, Policy Analyst

Lisa Gardner, GAO

Kevin Sink, TTI, Inc.


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For more information about conference participation or registration, contact Jenny Ng ( or Diganta Das (

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