When it comes to thwarting counterfeit activity, choosing trusted partners to provide embedded systems equipment can actually be half the battle in guaranteeing a clean supply chain.
Leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vendors and military/aerospace electronics suppliers routinely engage with customers and suppliers in the development and maintenance of internal processes for the mitigation and prevention of counterfeit electronics components.
It's an unfortunate fact of life that anything of value can - and probably will - be faked at some point. While exciting stories of forged multimillion-dollar paintings and violins might make the news from time to time, the far more pedestrian fact is that counterfeiting of small electronic components is an unfortunately thriving business, and one of enormous potential consequence when lives depend on complex electronic equipment operating as anticipated. It is of absolutely vital importance to major defense contractors and the companies that supply them, not to mention to the warfighters who rely on this equipment, that counterfeit components not make their way into the field under any circumstances.
Mitigating counterfeit ICs, new COTS management standard, tin whiskers, military IC reliability highlight CMSE program
LOS ANGELES. Counterfeit mitigation, reliability of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) integrated circuits (ICs), supply chain challenges, new OEM COTS Management standard, are some of the topics in the lineup for the Components for Military & Space Electronics (CMSE) conference being held March 2-3 in Los Angeles at the Concourse Hotel.