Tom Sharpe to present at the Medical Electroics Symposium 2014

Medical Electronics Symposium 2014

Tom Sharpe presents "Functional Clones – The Most Dangerous NEW Counterfeit Threat Facing Medical Industry Manufacturing Today"

Medical equipment OEM’s are now facing a much more insidious counterfeit threat than at any time in the past. The existence of cloned electronic components bearing the markings of major component manufacturers in today’s global supply chains has been recently clearly established within SMT’s labs. The most worrisome aspect of these “made from scratch” fakes is their ability to easily pass visual package inspection AND electrical testing to the manufacturers data sheet. My presentation will focus on some good examples of this most concerning counterfeiter capability and some of the cutting‐edge processes utilized by SMT as an obsolescence supplier and lab to mitigate this new and growing threat from making it to our OEM & CM customers.

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