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iNEMI Launches Series of Webinars Focusing on Counterfeit Components 


iNEMI is organizing a series of webinars on issues and challenges related to counterfeit components in the supply chain. The objective is to help industry: 

  • Understand the issues and challenges counterfeit components pose along the value chain 
  • Identify key and credible reference sources and standards 
  • Identify current and potential best practices 
  • Identify any key gaps that need to be addressed 

For additional details: 

These webinars are open to industry; advance registration is required. See registration links on each of the event pages (listed below). If you are interested in a topic but unable to attend, please register and we will include you on the distribution list for the follow-up email which will include the presentation and a link to the recorded webinar.  


Session 1 — Size and Breadth of Counterfeiting Risks 

October 19, 2023 / 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. EDT (US)  

The series kicks off with a discussion about the overall size and breadth of counterfeiting risks facing the global electronics supply chain. This session will provide an overview of some of the ways counterfeit threats can manifest throughout various parts of the end-to-end supply chain and will conclude with a conversation on the unique challenges and perspectives of mitigating counterfeiting risks within the contract manufacturing sector. Speakers: Ben German (Intel), Michelle Lam (IBM) and Charles Woychik (SkyWater Technology Foundry). 


Session 2 — Counterfeit Management and Best Practices  

November 7, 2023 / 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. EDT (US)    

The second session focuses on standards that address issues related to counterfeits, such as detection, traceability, mitigation, reporting and more. Speakers: Michael Azarian (University of Maryland), Robert Smith (ERAI), Michael Ford (Aegis Software), plus Paul Hale (NIST) as moderator. 


Session 3 — Emerging Trends in Counterfeit Detection and Mitigation  

December 7, 2023 / 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. EDT (US)   

The third session will look at counterfeits in the automotive industry and emerging technologies for detection. We will also review results of an industry survey regarding experiences with counterfeit components and strategies used to mitigate risk. Speakers: Navid Asadi Zanjani (University of Florida), Terry Munson (Foresite) and Ben German (Intel). 


If you have any questions or need additional information about this webinar series, please contact Mark Schaffer ( 

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