Counterfeit Components - Assessment Methodology and Metric Development

Colm Nolan, IBM

End-of-Project Webinar

  • Presentation, October 15, 2013
  • This presentation is for iNEMI members only
A team of iNEMI member companies has been investigating possible projects related to counterfeit components. The team has developed a Statement of Work (SOW), which has been approved by the iNEMI Technical Committee (TC). Companies may still join the project (the founding members of the team will have to approve).

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  • Counterfeit Calculators (download licensing agreement)
    For more information about the tools -- their development and use -- see the June 11, 2013 webinar presentaiton below.

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Development of a Methodology to Determine Risk of Counterfeit Use (November 5, 2013)

Presentation from Webinar on June 11, 2013

  • Assessing the Risk of Counterfeit Components, presented by Colm Nolan (IBM) and Martin Huehne (Celestica); June 11, 2013
  • The webinar reviewed three tools developed by the counterfeit components team:  Risk of Counterfeit Use, Risk of Untrusted Sources, and Counterfeit Loss & Total Cost Estimations.  The team would like you to try out the calculators and provide feedback by emailing comments to Mark Schaffer.

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Statement of Work and Project Statement


The concept of counterfeit electronic components, materials and assemblies (hereafter referred to simply as “counterfeit components”) is not a new phenomenon. The Counterfeit Components Project will address currently urgent issues that have arisen from the increased prevalence of non-regulated component supply. A counterfeit part exposes products to premature and unpredictable failures. Depending on each product’s intended application, the impact of these failures could be severe. Participating companies can expect to reap benefits that include a reduction in liability from products that fail prematurely, freedom from brand reputation degradation, both of which are significant business risks. Improved quality, efficiency gains and reductions in cost and manpower will result from the identification and mitigation of the availability of counterfeit parts.

Further Information

Mark Schaffer