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JEDEC's New JESD243: Is It an Industry Standard for Counterfeit Electronic Parts – or Something Less?

June 28, 2016.

Mark Northrup - VP of Advanced Technical Operations & Strategy


Mark has 30 years of experience in electronics design engineering and manufacturing. He has held technical leadership and management positions with increasing levels of responsibility supporting the transportation, optics, aviation, medical, automotive, telecommunications, energy and industrial markets. He is an expert in materials science, testing and analysis, components, PCBs, PCB assemblies, failure analysis, and components counterfeit risk mitigation. He has led test design engineering and new product development while providing executive level technical direction and business development strategy. At IEC, he concurrently serves as Vice President of Advanced Technical Operations and Strategy in Newark, NY and President of Analysis & Testing Laboratory at IEC (formerly Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories, an IEC company) in Albuquerque, NM. As Principal Engineer/Manager at GE Transportation, he standardized and institutionalized technical specifications to improve GE's global supply chain quality for electronics across the aviation, transportation, energy, and healthcare businesses. He was Reliability Manager for Optical Devices at Emcore and Section Manager, Failure Analysis Lab at Motorola Automotive Industrial Electronics Group. After one year at IEC, he spearheaded, directed, and built a start-up 'analysis and test services' company as part of the corporation's core business. He continues to oversee and operate this industry-respected laboratory which offers a wide range of testing services, capabilities, and methods for electronic components, material and product qualification, and counterfeit risk mitigation strategies for high reliability electronics. Through his leadership, the lab is highly certified (IPC, ISO, DLA approved, SAE/AS, NADCAP, ANSI, and MIL-STD). He is actively involved in IPC, SMTA (Empire Chapter President 2015-2016), AIA, iNEMI, ERAI Nadcap, SAE organizations. He has recently become involved with NY Photonics/Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Physics and a MS Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology