SAE International has updated its AS5553B technical standard to help address counterfeit risk mitigation on a global scale.
AS5553B: Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition was originally created in response to concerns that counterfeit EEE parts were entering the supply chain of aerospace and other high-reliability and critical sectors, which poses significant risks in terms of performance, reliability, and safety.
The updated document has been expanded to address counterfeit risk mitigation on a global scale across multi-sector electronic supply chain industries and to provide uniform requirements, practices and methods to mitigate the risks of receiving and installing counterfeit EEE parts.
SAE International has also published AS5553B’s counterpart document, ARP6328 — Guideline for Development of Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition Systems, which provides useful definitions and guidelines for the development of a counterfeit electronic mitigation plan.
AS5553B and ARP6328 were created by SAE International’s G-19CI C Committee, which was chartered to address aspects of preventing, detecting, responding to, and counteracting the threat of counterfeit electronic components.
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