Counterfeit electronic parts to be addressed at symposium

  • 06-Dec-2013 07:19 EST
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Mouser Electronics is a distributor of products such as this Molex unsealed miniature Mini50 single-row, wire-to-board connection system with small terminals designed to fit more low-current electrical circuits in interior, unsealed transportation-vehicle environments.

According to SAE International's AS6496, a work-in-progress standard called "Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Authorized/Franchised Distribution," there has been a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain. This poses significant performance, reliability, and safety risks for end users. By its nature, the authorized distribution channel has proven to be effective in mitigating the risk of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts. To enhance the effectiveness of the existing practices and procedures within the authorized distribution channel, this document establishes requirements, practices, and methods to mitigate the risk of fraudulent/counterfeit parts entering the supply chain. The standard will be one of the topics of discussion at the Dec. 10 SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium-South event in Irving, TX. Chuck Amsden, Director of Quality at Mouser Electronics, Inc., will walk through the current draft and point out many of the major details that differentiate AS6496 from previous standards. “Upon completion, this standard will define the requirements for distributors operating in the authorized supply chain for mitigating counterfeits,” he said. Mouser is a contributing member on the SAE G-19 committee that wrote AS5553, the first SAE standard created to mitigate counterfeit electronics, and again contributed to follow-up standards progressing to AS6496.

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