AS5553 Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation and Disposition
"The proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts poses significant performance, reliability, and safety risks." - SAE, 2012
Stop counterfeit parts from entering the supply chain, your inventory and designs with AS5553. This standard is your best defense against conterfeit electronic parts.
AS5553 is essential for aerospace and military manufacturers
Developed by SAE, this standard is intended to be used by any military or aerospace organization and establishes uniform requirements, processes and controls to manage the risk of receiving and installing counterfeit electronic parts.
Defend yourself against unneccesary risk of receiving or installing counterfeit electronic parts
The AS5553 standard helps purchasers of electronic parts to establish and implement a control plan to reduce the risk of counterfeit parts from being installed or entering your inventory.
Adopted and implemented by NASA and the Department of Defense, AS5553 standardizes methods for electronic counterfeit part mitigation. From parts design and supplier management to procurement, part verification and response strategies, this standard provides strategies for dealing with suspect parts. The scope of the AS5553 standard covers:
- parts management
- supplier management
- inspection, test/evaluation
- response strategies when suspect parts are found
The risk is plentiful but AS5553 is your safeguard
According to John Keller (2007), the editor in chief of Military and Aerospace Electronics, "one of the worst trends to emerge in military systems design involves counterfeit electronic parts - those that appear genuine, but which actually are substandard , altogether different, or in the worst case, simply empty packages."(Source) Notice he classifies the problem as a "trend". Counterfeit parts are becoming common and frequent enought that they are no longer considered one-off problems or singular, unfortunate occurences. Receiving or installing counterfeit parts is a risk every organization faces with potentially fatal consequences. So the question is what safeguards do you or your organization have in place to mitigate those risks? How would you know, or worse, when would you discover your products had been compromised with counterfeit parts? Are your current systems even capable of detecting such intrusions? AS5553 was designed to be your best defense against counterfeit electronic parts. Don't be caught unaware. Contact us to discuss how AS5553 can benefit your organization.
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