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Jail Time for Man Who Intentionally Supplied Counterfeit Electronic Components For Submarines!

Posted by Al Kiel on Jun 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM

As a supplier of submarine parts, Secure Components works very hard to make sure we procure quality and authentic components.  Our Quality Management System includes a Counterfeit Avoidance Policy which is sub-1certified to the Department of Defense-Adopted SAE AS6081 Counterfeit Avoidance standard.  Our Counterfeit Avoidance Policy ensures that each component we sell is properly tested to ensure its authenticity.  Suspect components are properly quarantined, and reported to GIDEP. 

It is extremely disappointing to learn that what Mr. Picone has plead guilty to went on for nearly five years.  His actions risked the lives and the missions of our brave men and women in uniform.  We are hopeful that this event will increase the awareness of the counterfeit epidemic within the US Military Supply Chain and will lead to a stronger supply chain that the warfighter can count on.  

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New Safety Fears Over Counterfeit Car Parts

Posted by Al Kiel on Jun 2, 2014 10:26:25 AM

Original Source:  www.news.com.au

CAR safety experts have renewed warnings about non-genuine and counterfeit crash repair parts as an industry insider has claimed it may have already cost lives.1-car-crash

The issue has come to a head as cars have developed more complex safety systems and airbag sensors, while body structures now use a broader range of lightweight but high-strength steels.

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Brothers Sold Dozens of Dangerous Airbags as Counterfeits Flood the Market

Posted by Al Kiel on May 30, 2014 4:12:00 PM

Two Canadian brothers accused of selling dangerous counterfeit airbags now face federal charges in Seattle.airbag-deployed

Charged with smuggling counterfeit goods into the United States, Abdul Masood Qayumi, 24, and Abdul Masih Qayumi, 26, are alleged to have sold dozens of poorly manufactured replacement airbags online in the months before their operation was shutdown.

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Investigators Seize $30m in Counterfeit Goods

Posted by Al Kiel on May 27, 2014 2:33:28 PM

By Laura Crimaldi
GLOBE STAFF   MAY 23, 2014

Raids carried out at two Lawrence flea markets over Mother’s Day weekend turned up about $30 million worth of bogus clothing, shoes, handbags, and electronics believed to have been counterfeit_bagsmanufactured in China and shipped to Massachusetts for sale, a federal official said Friday.

The seizure is the largest in the history of the Boston office of Homeland Security Investigations and provides a peek into the $650 billion world of product counterfeiting.

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Big data's pivotal role in mitigating electronics counterfeiting

Posted by Al Kiel on May 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

By Mary Shacklett May 21, 2014, 10:05 PM PST

Digital-biotech signatures on electrical parts for identification and authentication purposes are a way big data RED-ELECTRONIC-PARTis being used to reduce counterfeiting risks. 

News surfaced in late 2012 that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) wanted to reduce the risk of counterfeit parts in its supply chain and issued an authentication-marking requirement for electronic microcircuits. "Implementation of this new requirement will reduce the risk of counterfeit parts entering the DLA's supply chain," said Chris Metz, chief of the Technical and Quality Policy division for DLA Logistics Operations.

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IPC Training DVD Focuses on Counterfeit Component Detection

Posted by Al Kiel on May 21, 2014 10:32:38 AM

elctronic-counterfeitBANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA — A newly released training video, DVD-166C, “Counterfeit Components” from IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, explains not only how counterfeit components find their way into the supply chain, but more important, how to detect fraudulent devices during visual inspection.Counterfeit components are an increasing challenge for the electronics industry and a potentially life-threatening issue in military, aerospace and medical electronics. “Even the best visual inspection only catches about 80 percent of all counterfeit components. 
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SIA Works with U.S. Customs to Combat Counterfeit Semiconductors

Posted by Al Kiel on May 15, 2014 8:57:35 AM

electronic-1America depends on semiconductors, the tiny chips that enable all electronics.  But like other products, semiconductors can be counterfeited, and these counterfeits can end up in critical consumer, industrial, medical, and military devices, potentially undermining our public safety and national security. SIA is actively working to raise awareness of these threats and to reduce the supply of counterfeit chips.   Read More:  CLICK HERE

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House Armed Services Committee Update on DNA Marking as Counterfeit Prevention

Posted by Al Kiel on May 12, 2014 2:32:04 PM

Applied DNA Sciences announced that a report on the use of DNA marking on microelectronics was included electronic_partin legislative language in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee (HASC). The language provides further that the Department of Defense will evaluate expanding anti-counterfeit measures to additional classes of technology deemed high risk. 
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According to USA Today - The Nine Most Counterfeit Products

Posted by Al Kiel on May 6, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Here is a quick list of the nine most counterfeit products in the US.

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X-Ray Inspection Techniques Identify Counterfeit Electronic Components

Posted by Al Kiel on May 2, 2014 9:49:00 AM

chipRadiography (or x-ray inspection) is a ubiquitous technique to all recent and upcoming counterfeit detection standards, including IDEA 1010B, CCAP 101, AS5553, AS6081, and AS6171.

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