Wisconsin Electronics Contract Manufacturer, Target Corporation, Offers Anti-Counterfeit Protection
Pleasant Prairie, WI (October 25, 2013) – Target Corporation,
one of the country’s most dependable electronic contract manufacturers,
recently invested in the patented DNA authentication process to aid in
the fight against microchip counterfeiting. The
intent is to prevent counterfeit parts from entering the DOD supply
chain by authenticating each piece with a unique DNA-based signature.
The DNA marking mandate,
which became effective on 15 November, 2012 requires all semiconductors
sold to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to be marked with
DNA-based materials unique to each government contractor. These 5962
devices can be used
in everything from aircraft to medical equipment. In the future this
unique DNA marking will be expanded to include other types of devices
from transistors to hardware. This
is just the beginning in the fight against stamping out counterfeit
parts. Target plans to be in the forefront of this new venture of being
DNA COMPLIANT for military as well as commercial applications.
Corporation purchased the manufactured, SigNature DNA ink from the only
authorized supplier, Applied Sciences (ADNAS), and it is held in a
secure facility at SMT Corporation in Sandyhook, CT.