7:30 – 8:15Check-In
A light breakfast will be served.
8:15 – 8:30Welcome Statement
8:30 – 9:30 - The Counterfeit Threat: An Update and Overview
Tom Sharpe of SMT Corp. will present an overview of the state of counterfeiting in the electronics industry. He’ll discuss counterfeiters’ ongoing efforts to evade detection, detail the most up-to-date inspection and mitigation processes and equipment, and explain how the OEM/CM community can best protect itself against counterfeit electronic components. 
9:30 – 10:30 – Counterfeit Mitigation Plan For Your Company
Mark Snider, President of ERAI, will provide an overview of the various solutions that are readily available which, if implemented, will reduce the risk of a counterfeit occurrence within your organization.
The solutions include:
- Standardization (AS5553, AS6081)
- Vendor Analysis (ARP6178)
- Data Sharing (ERAI tools)
- Material Control.
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 11:45How to Audit Contract Manufacturers
In this presentation, John P. Wilson, will discuss how to audit contract manufacturers and the importance of lead times. He has over 25 years of experience as a senior procurment specialist and was a member of the L-3 Communications DMSMS Team, Counterfeit Team, ECTF (Electronic Component Task Force), and the lead for their excess inventory program. 
11:45 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 – Best Detection Methods & Concerns with New Trends in Counterfeit Components
In this presentation, Mark Marshall, Integra’s vice president of engineering will discuss today’s best methods for detection of counterfeit devices and detail some of the new and more difficult to detect devices that are becoming more commonplace. Various detection methods will be discussed and their likely success and failure in the detection of new classes of counterfeit components. Examples of counterfeit devices will be presented and discussed as case studies for detection methods. A key point of the discussion will be the need to continuously improve our techniques for detection of counterfeit devices. The counterfeit landscape is changing and shifting and morphing. Detection methods effective today may have diminished success in the future so we must never rest in our detection efforts.
2:00 – 2:45 – How Counterfeit Components are Manufactured
In this presentation, Chares Irvin, Co-founder of American Counterfeit Detection Test Labs, will describe the take down of MVP Micro and how they were manufacturing counterfeits. He will also discuss the dangers of manufactured counterfeits and the techniques used to detect them.
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – Expert Roundtable: The Way Forward in Combatting Counterfeit Electronic Components 
We'll close our workshop with a roundtable discussion on how purchasing managers, engineers and others in the supply chain can implement the changes needed to reduce the flow of counterfeit components into the marketplace. This will include an update on the latest standards being developed to combat counterfeiting, how to reduce risks in dealing with the open market, and look at the newest technologies available to detect counterfeit parts. A panel of experts will address these issues and answer questions from the audience as we seek to pave the way forward in combating counterfeiting.
4:00 – 4:30 – iPad drawing and Closing Statement

All registrants will be entered into a drawing for an iPad2 given away at the event.

Date & Time and Location


Monday, 05 Dec 2011 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman
Irvine, California

Event Contact

Christina Cavano