I remember my first year in the electronic industry. I had been recruited as the manufacturing and logistics director of the Sagemcom set-top-box division.
At that time, back in 2008, our growth was steady and shortages were
our daily bread.
Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust
chaired by Professor Mark Tehranipoor. More than 250 industry and
academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat
that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics
A new multiyear, seven-figure contract will expand Applied DNA Sciences’ relationship with the Department of Defense.
The Stony Brook-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting, anti-theft
and product-authentication specialist announced Tuesday that it’s won a
two-year, roughly $1.5 million competitive-bid contract through the
federal Defense Logistics Agency.
The Department of Defense’s proposed FY 2018 budget includes a $75
million allocation for DARPA in support of a new, public-private
“electronics resurgence” initiative.
BOSTON — Counterfeit components are just about everywhere these days.
Some are obvious if you give them a close inspection, but others are
nearly impossible to identify.
Along with avoiding counterfeit components, the electronics supply chain can now add cybersecurity concerns to its “To Do” list.
Lawmakers have expressed concern
that China and Russia might have gained limited capabilities in
electronically undermining sensitive areas such as communications,
defense systems or other critical national infrastructure in the United
The Pentagon has known for years that a significant number of the
replacement parts it buys for its missile guidance and satellite systems
contain substandard counterfeit microchips.
In February 2014, the FBI charged a Florida man, Marc
Heera, with selling a cloned version of the Hondata s300, a plug-in
module for the engine computer that reads data from sensors in Honda
cars and automatically adjusts the air-fuel mixture, idle speed, and
other factors to improve performance.
We hear about hacks all the time. While we mostly hear about hacks such
as cyberattacks, don't believe for a second that hardware hacks don't