IPC Standards Activity for “Traceability of Critical Items Based on Risk”

The IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries established a task group to develop a new standard …

IPC-1782, Standard for Traceability of Critical Items Based on Risk

According to the IPC 2-19A Critical Components Traceability Task Group…

“This standard will establish minimum requirements for traceability of items throughout the entire supply chain, with particular initial emphasis on component traceability through the manufacturing and assembly processes (e.g.; SMT, mechanical assemblies, test, etc.). Minimum traceability requirements will be based on the IPC classification system (Class 1, Class 2, Class 3) and/or another set of categories of compliance (e.g.; IPC-2610 Grades A, B, and C) based on the business model/economic needs of the end-use market for the final product (telecom, aerospace, automotive, and/or consumer electronics) or a part within that product. The standard will apply to all critical parts, components, and items as defined by the Purchaser and Supplier of equipment used in the manufacture of printed wiring assemblies, as well as mechanical assemblies. The criticality of these items will be agreed to by the purchaser and supplier through the use of this standard and MIL Standard 882-E.”

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (5 Feb 2016)

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (1 Feb 2016)

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Owner of Rhode Island Electronics Parts Company That Defrauded Customers is Sentenced — US DOJ

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEFFREY WARGA, 62, of North Kingstown, R.I., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to three years of probation and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips, many of which were used in U.S. Military and commercial helicopters….

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (11 Jan 2016)

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (8 Jan 2016)

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New DFARS Case 2016-D013: Amendments Related to Trusted Suppliers

Synopsis: Implements section 885(b) of the NDAA for FY 2016 (Pub. L. 114-92), which amends section 818(c)(3)(D) (iii) of the NDAA for FY 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81), which makes contractor and subcontractor identification and use of additional trusted suppliers subject to approval (as well as review and audit) by appropriate DoD officials.

Status: 01/05/2016 DARS opened case, proposed DFARS rule. DAR staff processing.

New DFARS Case 2016-D010: Cost of Remedy for Use or Inclusion of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

Synopsis: Implements section 885(a) of the NDAA for FY 2016 (Pub. L. 112-81), enacted 1/25/2015. Section 885 (a), Amendments Related to Contractor Responsibilities, amends section 818(c)(2)(B) of the NDAA for FY 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81) with regard to the allowability of costs of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts and the cost of rework or corrective action that may be required to remedy the use or inclusion of such parts.

Status:01/06/2016 DARC received staff draft proposed DFARS rule from DAR staff). Discuss on 01/20/2016.

Samsung Says Workers Took Kickbacks In Counterfeit Scheme – Law360

“Samsung has hit four former employees and one of the company’s distributors with a lawsuit in Texas federal court alleging they conspired to rig auctions and exchanged bribes and kickbacks to provide the distributor with discounted phone parts. … gave third parties kits until 2014 that contained all of the parts needed to make certain Samsung cellphones … diverted counterfeit devices to All Pro, which sold them on the gray market … the parts were assembled to make at least 16,318 counterfeit mobile devices … ”

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