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Contract Manufacturer

Contract Electronics Manufacturer

An organization that produces goods using EEE parts, under the label or brand of another organization. CEMs provide such services to organization based on their own or the customer's designs, formulas, and/or specifications.

Source: SAE Aerospace Standard AS5553 Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition, Rev. A

A manufacturer that produces made-to-order custom electronic parts, including assembled electronic boards, for a private or government customer. Parts and board products manufactured by the contract manufacturer are not brand-name products marketed and sold by the contract 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