AS5553 and Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance     


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Duration: 1 Day
November 4, 2014 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ) - McLean, Virginia  
January 29, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ) - Norwalk, California  
August 5, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ) - McLean, Virginia  

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Counterfeit electronic parts have been found in almost every sector of the electronics industry and continue to be an increasing threat to electronic hardware. This threat poses significant performance, reliability and safety risks. Aerospace industry organizations, in particular, must produce and continually improve safe and reliable products that meet or exceed customer and regulatory authority requirements. The SAE AS5553 standard was created in response to the significant and increasing volume of counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain and standardizes requirements, practices and methods for counterfeit parts risk mitigation. The resulting document presents solutions to address counterfeit electronic parts issues across a large cross-section of the electronics industry.

This comprehensive one-day seminar introduces participants to AS5553 Rev A and specifically addresses counterfeit part risk mitigation methods in electronic design and parts management, supplier management, procurement, part verification, material control, and response strategies when suspect or confirmed counterfeit parts are discovered. The seminar will provide information and guidance in each of these key requirement areas. The latter part of the course will highlight counterfeit detection techniques and part compliance verification methods. Several examples of counterfeit parts will be reviewed in detail. The course will conclude with a hands-on learning exercise in identifying characteristics that can be found in counterfeit electronic parts.

In addition to the seminar handout, a copy of the AS5553 Rev A - Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition standard is provided to each registrant.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the terms and definitions used in counterfeit parts risk mitigation
  • Identify the various elements of the electronics supply chain
  • Comprehend the magnitude and impact of suspect, fraudulent and counterfeit parts
  • Introduce AS5553A and provide information and guidance in counterfeit part risk mitigation methods
  • Pilot the development of a Counterfeit Parts Control Plan per AS5553A

Who Should Attend
This seminar will benefit a wide range of individuals and experience levels across the electronics industry and supply chain. Anyone who designs, specifies, buys, receives, assembles and tests electronic hardware will benefit from this seminar. This includes electronic design engineers, parts engineers, quality assurance engineers, buyers, auditors, inspectors, assemblers, electronic test engineers, microelectronic non-destructive test engineers, destructive test analysts, and supplier managers. Additionally, this seminar will benefit individuals in various levels of management that influence electronic hardware.


Topical Outline

  • Introductions
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Identifying Distributor Types
  • Legislative and Regulatory Issues
  • Magnitude and Impact of Counterfeiting
  • AS5553A
    • Rationale
    • Application
    • Contents
    • Requirements
  • Case Study
  • How You Can Help
  • Summary

Instructor(s): Phil Zulueta
Phil Zulueta, the current Chair of the SAE G-19 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Committee, is a consultant in the area of counterfeit electronic parts risk mitigation and standards compliance for the global electronics industry. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Zulueta managed the Hardware Technology Assurance Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he led a team of engineers and technologists involved in Electronics Packaging Assurance Technologies, Non-destructive Evaluation, Electronics Manufacturing Technology Transfer (Training) and Certification, Electronics Inspection, Optical Metrology and Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) Awareness and Control. He was also JPL Program Element Manager for the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program and facilitated the Counterfeit Parts Working Group meetings at JPL. He is also a past-President of the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS). Prior to joining JPL, he was Western Regional Manager for Electro-Science Laboratories, a Program Manager for Ball Aerospace, an Engineering Group Manager for Hughes Microelectronics in Newport Beach, CA and a Microelectronics Process Engineer for Northrop Electronics. His education includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Materials Engineering from California State University Long Beach.

Fees: $815.00 ; SAE Members: $655.00 - $735.00

.7 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

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