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Aftermarket Manufacturer


A manufacturer that meets one or more of the following criteria:
  • The manufacturer is authorized by the OCM to produce and sell replacements parts, usually due to an OCM decision to discontinue production of a part. Parts supplied are produced from materials that have been
    • Transferred from the OCM to the Aftermarket Manufacturer, or
    • Produced by the Aftermarket Manufacturer using OCM tooling and intellectual property (IP).
  • The manufacturer produces parts using semiconductor dice or wafers, manufactured by and traceable to an OCM, that have been properly stored until use and are subsequently assembled, tested, and qualified using processes that meet technical specifications without violating the OCM's intellectual property and intellectual property rights.
  • The manufacturer produces parts through emulation, reverse-engineering, or redesign, that match the OCM's specifications and satisfy customer needs without violating the OCM's intellectual property and intellectual property rights.
In any case, the Aftermarket Manufacturer must label or otherwise identify its parts to ensure that the "as shipped" aftermarket manufactured part should not be mistaken for the part made by the OCM.

Source: SAE Aerospace Standard AS6081 Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Distributors


A company engaged in the manufacture of electronic products initially but no longer produced by an original component manufacturer.

Source: Defense Industrial Base Assessment: Counterfeit Electronics prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Technology Evaluation