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How To Spot A Counterfeit Part- The Counterfeit Determination Dilemma

Anne-Liese Heinichen
10/18/2017

While most government and private organizations can agree upon the definition of a counterfeit part, how, who and when to label a part as counterfeit remains a debatable issue.

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Florida Independent Distributors Plead Guilty to Exporting Prohibited Aircraft Parts to Syria

Kristal Snider
10/06/2017

Ali Caby, aka “Alex Caby”, Arash Caby, aka “Axel Caby”, and Marjan Caby plead guilty to conspiracy to (1) export goods from the United States to Syria without a license, in violation of Title 50, United States Code, Sections 1701-1 706, and Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 746.9(a),. (2) export goods from the United States to Specially Designated National Syrian Arab Airlines without a license, in violation of Title 50, United States Code, Sections 1701-1706, and Title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 594.204., and (3) defraud the United States government by interfering with and obstructing a lawful government function by deceit, craft, trickery, and dishonest means, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.

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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting Radiation-Hardened ICs to China and Russia

Kristal Snider
08/04/2017

Peter Zuccarelli entered a guilty plea on Thursday for his role in illegally exporting sophisticated ICs to China and Russia.

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SAE AS6171 Improves Identification of Suspect Counterfeit EEE Parts

Kristal Snider
08/03/2017

Earlier this month, Advanced Component Testing, an independent electronic component test lab, performed a gap analysis between AS6171 and AS6081 to demonstrate the heightened stringency required by the newer AS6171 standard. The results of the comparison were captured in the enclosed paper.

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Legislation Tackling Counterfeit Parts in the Defense Supply Chain Continues to Evolve

Kristal Snider
04/19/2017

On December 23, 2016, S.2943 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 was signed into law (Public Law No: 114-328). Section 815 revises requirements for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts by eliminating the controversial phrase "trusted suppliers" and by replacing it with "suppliers that meet anticounterfeiting requirements".

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NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 Addresses Counterfeit Risk

Kristal Snider
04/12/2017

On March 21, 2017, surrounded by an astronaut and legislators, President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 making it public law number 115-10. The bill, also known as S.422 in the 115th Congress, recognizes the risk counterfeit electronic parts pose to astronauts, crew, other personnel, and NASA overall and includes provisions specifically targeting, detecting, and avoiding the use of counterfeit parts.

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Webinar - Should Your Organization Be Concerned About DFARS 252.246.7008 and the Supply Chain Impact Regarding Obsolete and Counterfeit Components?

Kristal Snider
04/03/2017

If your organization is currently faced with obsolescence and counterfeit detection and avoidance challenges, and are unaware of the recent DFARS announcement, or need help interpreting it, please join IEC Electronics and a team of experts to learn more about how this latest release could impact you and your organization.

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NJMET Ordered to Pay $3.76 Million Dollars in Damages for Breach of Contract and Fraud

Kristal Snider
03/29/2017

What started as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspect unapproved part investigation into substandard transistors used in Boeing 737 antiskid/autobrake control units and other aviation applications, ended with the test lab tasked with ensuring the parts were in good working condition ordered to fork over a multi-million dollar fine for breach of contract and fraud for failing to perform the work they were hired to do and falsifying laboratory reports.

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Florida Independent Distributors Arrested and Charged with Exporting Prohibited Aircraft Parts to Syria

Kristal Snider
03/03/2017

Owners and employees of AW-Tronics, LLC, a Florida-based independent distributor, have been arrested and charged with exporting prohibited articles to Syria and for their alleged participation in a conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations by exporting dual-use goods. Dual-use goods are classified as articles that have both civilian and military applications.

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Free Webinar- Introduction to ESD - Feb 14 or Feb 16, 2017

Kristal Snider
02/09/2017

Do You Know: What ESD is? Why ESD can be dangerous for your products? Types of ESD device damage? How much money ESD damage can cost your business? Solutions to prevent ESD damage?

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