Electronic Parts Counterfeiting

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IEEE Cincinnati March 23 Section Meeting


Electronic Parts Counterfeiting

Electronic Parts Counterfeiting: What Is It, How Bad Is It, and Why Should We Care?

Counterfeit parts frequently create the potential for product malfunction, leading to personal injury and even death -- a situation that has created unnecessary danger for military and everyday consumers, plus immense new levels of liability and risk for manufacturers in a wide range of industries. The proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts into the manufacturing supply chain costs the U.S. government and its contractors billions of dollars per year. But the problem is not just limited to those who supply government agencies. Recent reports show consumer and industrial businesses are losing approximately $250 billion each year because of counterfeit components. Richard Smith, VP Business Development at ERAI, will present on this problem, its sources and trends, and means to detect and thwart.

 

The presentation for this meeting will be remotely delivered through a live WebEx link.

 

Registration:

DINNER RESERVATIONS Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00 TWO WAYS TO PAY FOR DINNER (but you must register - use red and yellow REGISTER link below) 1) PayPal - Use the [Register and pay the fee now] button. 2) Check or cash at the door - Use the [Register and pay the fee at the meeting] button. Correct change appreciated. Make checks payable to "IEEE Cincinnati Section". Those desiring to use their bank's bill payer service to send a check, rather than paying at the meeting, should contact Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org for details.

Members should enter your IEEE Membership number when registering in order to qualify for the discounted meal price. Please enter only the digits. Experienced members might have to add leading zeros to properly enter their membership number. Use the Drop-down box on the Registration page to select Member or Non-member Dinner. The system will not allow you to select Member Dinner if you have entered the wrong IEEE Membership number or if you have typed anything other than the digits. 

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel's determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn't pre-register.

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  • Date: 23 Mar 2017
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 08:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 10160 Reading Road
  • Cincinnati (Evendale), Ohio
  • United States 45241
  • Building: Raffel's Catering
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  • Starts 24 February 2017 12:00 PM
  • Ends 21 March 2017 01:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Admission fee (optional) ?


  Speakers

Richard Smith of ERAI

Topic:

Electronic Parts Counterfeiting

 

Biography:

Founded in 1995, ERAI (www.erai.com) is a global information services organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the global electronics supply chain. Richard Smith has been VP of Business Development at ERAI for 3 years. For 35 years prior, he was an electronic component salesman, sales manager and international VP, and has opened and operated sales offices and distribution centers in Mexico, Malaysia, China and India. He has visited customers and suppliers in 24 countries and more than 360 cities, and has sold components for distributors, brokers and manufacturer’s representatives. During his career, he has been on just about every side of the counterfeit issue (except as violator), and is prepared to share his unique insights into what is proving to be a very significant and problematic issue for industries worldwide. Currently residing in Naples, FL and married 33 yrs, he has 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 Harleys. He is a pretty serious jazz/classical guitar player, and collects pre-1960 mechanical watches.

Address:Naples, Florida, United States





Agenda

Social Time: 5:30 - 6:00 (Cash bar, free soft beverages)

Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 (Reservation required)

Presentation: 7:00 - ~8:45 (You may attend the presentation without buying dinner).

 

Buffet Menu:

Raffel's Signature Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy
Chicken Marsala
Eggplant Parmesan
Wild Rice Pilaf
Green Beans Almondine
Steamed Peas
Tossed Salad
Dinner Rolls & Butter


Tea and soft drinks are included, alcohol is available for purchase