Please bookmark this page for updates to the program. More information to follow as speakers and topics are finalized.

Like previous years, we are happy to include speakers from government, industry, startup, private and public sectors, and we hope to include an international presence, including speakers from Asia, Europe and Africa.

The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.

Program subject to changes.

Wednesday, June 27
7:30am Registration and Breakfast Speaker
  Session 5: How the US Government Agencies are Reacting  
7:45am Keynote TBA
8:30am Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Operation Chain Reaction - A Formidable Weapon in The War on Counterfeit Industrial Products Daniel Pasquale, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
9:00am View from the US Department of Homeland Security
Jenny Tsang, U.S. Customs and Border
Protection Laboratory
9:30am Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
Session 6: How to Detect Counterfeit Parts with Confidence
Nondestructive Detection of Counterfeit Radiation
Hardened Electronic Parts via Radiated Electromagnetic Emissions (REME) Analysis
Adam Brant, Ph.D., Nokomis Inc.
Authentication Testing of Integrated Circuits through
Power Consumption Waveform Analysis
Tom Bergman, Battelle
A Business Opportunity for Sharing Golden Part Information
Jerry Martinez, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
12:00pm Lunch  
Session 7: Bringing Information Security in the Solution
IBM Supply Chain Engineering Counterfeit Prevention
Michelle Lam, IBM
1:30pm Counterfeit - A Quality Conundrum Michael Ford, Aegis Software
2:00pm Supply Line Detection Of Counterfeit Integrated Circuits Michael Hopkins, CurrentRF
2:30pm Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 8: Impacts on Industry and Society  
3:00pm Counterfeit/Substandard Batteries: Temporary Gains, Costs and Electronic Waste Samuel Enoch-Oghene, Obafemi Awolowo University
3:30pm Inspection of Counterfeit Lithium-ion Batteries in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Laura Xing, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland
4:00pm How Chemical Product Legislation Impacts the Electronics Industry and Its Customers Brenda Baney, B Cubed Consulting
4:30pm Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Go From Here? Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland
5:00pm  Closure  


Workshops: Thursday, June 28
8:00 AM Registration Speaker
8:30 AM–5:00 PM
Implementation Process of SAE 6171
8:30 AM–5:00 PM

Technical Committee
Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland, Conference Chair
Sally Arno, Freedom Sales
Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron 
Karen Ebner, Raytheon Systems Company
Michael Ford, Aegis Software
Jerry Martinez, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Anne Poncheri, InterCEPT
John Radman, NTS
Kevin Sink, TTI, Inc.
Jenny Tsang, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory


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