Counterfeit Components: Emerging Trends in Counterfeit Detection and Mitigation

iNEMI Tech Topic Series: Counterfeit Components
Emerging Trends in Counterfeit Detection and Mitigation  
Thursday, December 7, 2023
11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. EST (US)
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The third session will look at emerging technologies for detection and mitigation. We will also review results of an industry survey regarding experiences with counterfeit components and strategies used to mitigate risk. If you are interested in this topic but unable to attend, please register for the webinar and we will send you a link to the presentation and webinar recording following the event.

Preliminary Agenda

Topic Speaker
Understanding counterfeit electronics detection and mitigation   Navid Asadi Zanjani (University of Florida)
What’s next? Roadmapping smart manufacturing solutions for component/material assurance Francis Mullany, PhD (iNEMI)
Results of iNEMI survey regarding industry experiences
with counterfeit components and strategies used to mitigate risk
Jennifer Muncy (IBM)
Paul Hale (NIST)
Terry Munson (Foresite)
Ben German (Intel)
Mark Schaffer (iNEMI)

About the Speakers

Navid Asadi
Associate Professor
University of Florida

Navid Asadi is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida with an affiliation to the Materials Science and Engineering department. He investigates novel techniques for IC counterfeit detection and prevention, system and chip level decomposition and security assessment, anti-reverse engineering, 3D imaging, invasive and semi-invasive physical assurance, supply chain security, etc. 

Dr. Asadi is director of the Security and Assurance (SCAN) lab house to more than $10M advanced imaging and characterization equipment. He also serves as the associate director of the Microelectronics Security Training (MEST) center which is a multi-million dollar program to train and reskill the professional engineers in the area of security. 

His projects are sponsored by various government agencies and industry including but not limited to NSF, AFRL, AFOSR, ONR, SRC, Meta, Cisco, and Analog Devices.

Francis (Frank) Mullany, PhD. 
Director of Roadmapping, iNEMI

Dr. Francis (Frank) Mullany came to iNEMI from a long career at Nokia Bell Labs, where he was a research strategist in Bell Labs Research, working with lead researchers to define roadmaps, research strategy and technology marketing. His 20 years of managerial and technical experience spans a broad range of wireless and networking technologies, from RF hardware to network slicing, and from real-time machine-learning inference engines to end-to-end orchestration.

Frank joined Bell Labs in 1998, first with the Wireless Research Laboratory in the UK and then he helped establish Bell Labs Ireland in Dublin in 2004.  In 2013, he established Bell Labs’ Internet of Things research program before moving to the CTO organization to lead the Network Compliance, Reliability, Security and Corporate Standards organization.  In 2015, he returned to Bell Labs Research to take up a research strategy role.

Frank was Alcatel-Lucent’s representative on EPoSS, the European smart system industry association, and was the editor for the telecommunications section of the EPoSS Strategic Research Agenda. He received B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland.

A central tenant in any system for combating counterfeit components and for assuring material and component reliability will be establishing root of (identity) trust, component/material traceability, easy access to test data, and overall data provenance. Dr. Mullany will outline the plan for an iNEMI roadmap activity to scope out the needs, gaps, challenges and technology solutions for these smart manufacturing systems, over a ten-year period.  Attendees will be invited to join this effort as a follow-up to the webinar series.