The 2021 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials
will be Held as a Virtual Event!

August 3-5, 2021


The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with the 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 policymakers, 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.

Changes in the electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in the supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through the whole life cycle of the parts. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.

Outreach Workshops

A workshop on " Enterprise Network Models for Counterfeit Part Supply Chains" will be held on August 5. For more information about workshop participation, contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Diganta Das.


Photos from the 2020 Symposium



Program Presented by

For more information or questions regarding the technical program (including Professional Development Courses and Outreach Workshops) contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Diganta Das

For more information or questions regarding event logistics, exhibitions, and sponsorship, contact Jaclyn Sarandrea