Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …
In its formal comments submitted to the GSA, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) presents an interesting perspective from the authorized distribution on the proposed rule under FAR Case 2013-002, Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items.
More at ECIA.org
After studying this proposed amendment and comparing notes with informed colleagues, I offer the following observations and concerns.
My understanding from discussion with others who are also following this legislations is that the provision was proposed to avoid a disconnect with requirements regarding trusted or alternative suppliers under the Competition in Contracting Act. The proposed amendment as written, however, has the potential to undue the wisdom introduced in Section 818 of the NDAA for FY2012 and in the final rule under DFARS Case 2012-D055. Continue reading
The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for interested parties to review the FAR changes of FAR Case 2013-002; Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items
More @ federalregister.gov
This paper surveys the state of the art in counterfeiting and detection technologies….
Counterfeit Integrated Circuits: A Rising Threat in the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain
By Ujjwal Guin, Ke Huang, Daniel DiMase, John M. Carulli, Jr., Mohammad Tehranipoor, and Yiorgos Makris
ABSTRACT | As the electronic component supply chain grows more complex due to globalization, with parts coming from a diverse set of suppliers, counterfeit electronics have become a major challenge that calls for immediate solutions. Currently, there are a few standards and programs available that address the testing for such counterfeit parts. However, not enough research has yet addressed the detection and avoidance of all counterfeit parts V recycled, remarked, overproduced, cloned, out-of-spec/defective, and forged documentation V currently infiltrating the electronic component supply chain. Even if they work initially, all these parts may have reduced lifetime and pose reliability risks. In this tutorial, we will provide a review of some of the existing counterfeit detection and avoidance methods. We will also discuss the challenges ahead for im- plementing these methods, as well as the development of new detection and avoidance mechanisms.