Articles by SAE International

Why an authenticity marking standard is needed now
An industry/government agreement on an authenticity marking standard is the critical next step for Section 818
2014-10-23
Here’s an interesting blog post about how a chip producer uses “Windows Update” to deploy driver software that kills off clones of its popular product. More at Hackaday … Watch That Windows Update: FTDI Drivers Are Killing Fake Chips. The article also refers to interesting forensic work to compare authentic and bogus product.
2014-10-22
Third NDIA Supply Chain Summit, Tuesday, December 9th, Crown Plaza, Rockville MD Increasingly, supply chains for defense products are being threatened by forces seeking to access technical intellectual property, to alter products performance, to disrupt operations, or to benefit economically from the robust U.S. defense market. These threats can come from insiders within the defense […]
2014-10-21
Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ … DFARS Case 2012-D055: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts 05/06/2014 Final rule published on Federal Register. (79 FR 26091) DFARS Case 2014-D005: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts—Further Implementation11/07/2013 DARC Director tasked DARS staff to draft proposed DFARS rule. Report due 01/29/2014. 01/31/2014 Report due date extended to 4/23/2014. […]
2014-10-20
Conventional wisdom holds that counterfeit parts do not enter the supply chain through Authorized Distribution. Electronic part distribution experts claim such events are so improbable, the user community need not apply counterfeit avoidance practices when acquiring parts through authorized channels. Many of these experts have acknowledged, however, that the handling of product returns presents a […]
2014-10-17
Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ … DFARS Case 2012-D055: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts 05/06/2014 Final rule published on Federal Register. (79 FR 26091) DFARS Case 2014-D005: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts—Further Implementation11/07/2013 DARC Director tasked DARS staff to draft proposed DFARS rule. Report due 01/29/2014. 01/31/2014 Report due date extended to 4/23/2014. […]