Tuesday, March 30, 2010

AS5553 Counterfeit Standard Hits The Road

When...May 17, 2010 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m - Wichita, KS
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 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, under a microscope, characteristics that can be found in counterfeit electronic parts. To accomplish this, attendees are encouraged to bring a personal laptop computer. The instructors will provide a limited number of digital microscopes and electronic parts.

In addition to the seminar handout, a copy of the AS5553-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:
Characterize and describe the threat of counterfeit electronic parts
Identify the characteristics of an effective Counterfeit Parts Control Plan
Demonstrate one of the first steps in verification of purchased product (inspection techniques for counterfeit parts)
Recognize suspect counterfeit parts
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.

Introduction to AS5553 provide many terms and definitions including: Magnitude and impact of counterfeiting, Counterfeit electronic part examples, G-19 Committee and its challenges, AS5553 structure, requirements, Counterfeit electronic parts control plan, Parts availability, Purchasing processes, Procurement contract requirements, Verification of purchased , Control of suspect or confirmed counterfeit parts, Reporting, Future G-19 plans, Counterfeit Parts Recognition, Terms and definitions, Types of counterfeits, E-Waste,Documentation review, Slides of counterfeit parts and their features, n-destructive and destructive testing for counterfeits, Hands-on inspection with microscopes.
The Instructor(s): Phil Zulueta and Katherine Whittington are both with JPL!

Phil Zulueta manages the Hardware Technology Assurance Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he leads 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 is a JPL Program Element Manager for the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program, facilitates the Counterfeit Parts Working Group meetings at JPL and Chairs the SAE G-19 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Committee. 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.

Katherine Whittington is a Staff Engineer in the Electrical Parts Engineering organization at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She works as an analog parts specialist, and has been teaching a counterfeit parts awareness class at JPL since 2008. She has been a member of JPL's Counterfeit Parts Working Group (CPWG) since 2007. She holds a B.S. in Physics from UC Berkeley. She has extensive flight experience and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
Fees: $785 ; SAE Members: $707
Electronic Supply Chain Solutions President Matthew Heaphy III has taken this informative course on several occations at NASA's Quality Leadership Forum and is listed as a contributor. "He believes those who take this course will definatley gain a better understanding of what is required to combat counterfeits."
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