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Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials Program Finalized

Minneapolis, MN – The SMTA and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) have announced the 2021 technical program for the annual Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials is finalized.  Registration is now open for both the event and sponsorships. The event will proceed with a virtual format with live Q&A from August 3-5, 2021.

This symposium covers all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through the whole life cycle of the parts. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit components, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.

The technical program takes place on August 3 and August 4. Presentations will be accessible during the scheduled times indicated in the technical program. Presentations by experts from organizations such as IBM Corporation, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Siemens, The Aerospace Corporation, several universities and more.

A full-day Professional Development Course, “Counterfeit Parts Detection Using SAE AS6171,” instructed by Michael Azarian, Ph.D., CALCE, University of Maryland, is scheduled for Thursday, August 5. Advance registration is required.

Further details and registration for sponsorships and the symposium are available online at Please contact SMTA Headquarters at +1-952-920-7682 or with questions.

SMTA – A Global Association Working at a Local Level

The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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