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.

Technical Program


Tuesday, June 25
7:15am Registration and Breakfast Speaker
7:50am Opening Remarks Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland
Session 1: Opening Session – What is Being
Counterfeited? Within and Beyond Electronics
8:00am Impacts of Component Shortages and Obsolescence on Counterfeiting Peter Panaguiton, GIDEP
8:30am Review of Reported Counterfeit Data Richard Smith, ERAI
9:00am Counterfeit Alerts: Closing the Loop? Vernon Densler, SiliconExpert
9:30am Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 2: Are the Standards Adequate to Protect You?  
10:00am SAE Standards on Counterfeiting: A 20/20 View Judith Ritchie, SAE
10:30am AS5553, ARP6328 - Toolsets to Comply with Federal Regulation Regarding Counterfeit Parts Robert Bodemuller, Lockheed Martin Corporation
11:00am Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Through Compliance Verification Jim Lewis, Performance Review Institute
11:30am Leveraging Synergies Between IPC1782, IPC2581, and IPC2591 to Mitigate the Risks of Counterfeits
12:00pm Lunch  
Session 3: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Henry Livingston, BAE

Panelists: Robert Bodemuller, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Rick Roelecke, L3 Technologies, and Joel Heebink, Honeywell

2:15pm Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 4: Physical/Inspection/Tagging  
3:00pm Counterfeit and Rewrapped Lithium-ion Batteries in Market and Their Relationship with the Supply Chain Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland
3:30pm Can AI Help Us in the Fight Against Counterfeit Components? Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron Inc.
4:00pm Copper Bond Metal Decapsulation for Counterfeit Detection Erik Jordan, Nisene
4:30pm Development of a Technique for Detecting Counterfeit Energy Storage Systems Thomas Yesufu, Ph.D., Obafema Awolowo University
5:00pm Provenance Management: Balancing the Four-legged Stool Daniel Stanton, SecureMarking Inc., and Mark Manning,  iTrace Technologies
5:30pm Day Closure  
Wednesday, June 26
7:30am Registration and Breakfast Speaker
  Session 5: Process Concerns  
8:00am Prosecution of Counterfeiters: A Case Study of the Process: U.S. v. Rogelio Vasquez Brian Resler, Assistant Deputy Chief for Litigation, Computer Crime, and Intellectual Property Section, USDOJ
8:30am Comparison of Clone and Authentic Altera Serial Configuration Devices

Nicholas Williams, Ph.D., SMT Corp

9:00am Case Study: Implementing a Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance and Detection Policy from the Ground Up Jeff Hallman, Georgia Tech Research Institute
9:30am Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 6: Cyber Physical System Security  
10:15am Addressing the Need for Cross-industry Collaboration for Cyber-physical Systems Security Dan DiMase, Aerocyonics
10:45am Microelectronics Threats Matthew Kay, Ph.D., US Navy
11:15am Avoidance of Vulnerable and Tampered Parts Through Hardware Assurance John Hallman, OneSpin
11:45am Should We Be Paranoid--Is Your Software Your Enemy? Doug Britton, RunSafe Security Inc.
12:15pm Lunch  
Session 7: Bringing Information Security in the Solution
1:15pm Utilization of Blockchain in CBP through Proof of Concept Tests Marie Williams, Branch Chief, Innovation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1:45pm Blockchain in Electronics Supply Chain for Part Provenance and Traceability Curtis Grosskopf, IBM
2:15pm Reducing the Fake Electronic Component Ingress Using Blockchain Radu Diaconescu, Swissmic SA
2:45pm Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 8: Technology Solutions  
3:15pm Tamper-evident e-Seal Richard McDermott, Ph.D., SIGNAKEY
3:45pm Advancements in Extracting Unique Surface Characteristics of Electronic Components for Use in Identification and Authentication David Ross, Ph.D., Alitheon
4:15pm DUST: How Nano-Diamonds Prevent Counterfeits in Global Supply Chains Ophir Gaathon, Ph.D., DUST Identity
4:45pm Closing Remarks and Summary


Workshops: Thursday, June 27
8:00 AM Registration Speaker
8:30am – 5:00pm Use of Component Documentation and Supply Chain for Counterfeit Avoidance
8:30am – 12:00pm Utilizing IPC-1782 - Component Traceability - To Reduce Risk Associated With Ingress of Counterfeit Components


Technical Committee
Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland, Conference Chair
Sally Arno, Freedom
Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron Inc.
Cheryl Elko, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems 
Cameron Shearon, Shearon-Consulting
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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2018 Symposium Proceedings