Proceedings of Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium (SMTA), pp. 294-300, Hawaii, Jan 30-Feb 1, 2007

Solving the Counterfeit Electronics Problem

Kaushik Chatterjee, Diganta Das, and Michael Pecht,
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Christopher Ricci and Peter Suorsa
Prime Technology LLC.
Dayton, OH


Counterfeit electronics have been reported in a wide range of products, including computers, telecommunications equipment, automobiles, avionics and military systems. Counterfeit electronic products include everything from very inexpensive capacitors and resistors to costly microprocessors to servers. This paper describes the counterfeit electronic products problem, and discusses the implication of counterfeit electronics on the electronic supply chain. We then present counterfeit detection and prevention techniques for electronics including an example of a supply chain level authentication system.

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