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Counterfeit Prevention
Ecliptek Corporation Counterfeit Component Guidance

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Introduction
Introduction
Qualification and Reliability
Qualification and Reliability
Risk and Awareness
Risk and Awareness
SAE AS5553
SAE AS5553
Maximize the Availability of Authentic Components
Maximize the Availability of Authentic Components
Purchase Components from Reliable Sources
Purchase Components from Reliable Sources
Assure Authenticity and Conformance of Procured Components
Assure Authenticity and Conformance of Procured Components
Report Counterfeit Components
Report Counterfeit Components
Conclusion
Conclusion
Counterfeit Prevention
coun∙ter∙feit
adjective
made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine;
not genuine; forged

Introduction

The risk of purchasing counterfeit components and having them enter into the supply chain is an ongoing problem. Ecliptek provides this counterfeit component guidance information in response to the significant and increasing volume of counterfeit electronic components entering the supply chain, posing significant reliability and performance risks to our customers. Ecliptek understands that the use of counterfeit components can result in unneeded inspections and testing, restocking, lost revenue, product failure, increased warranty costs, and loss of intellectual property. Our goal is to provide guidance about the procedures and practices we utilize to help mitigate the customer risks of purchasing, receiving and installing counterfeit electronic parts.

Objective

This guidance is provided to document the standard procedures and practices we employ related to component parts management, supplier management, purchasing, inspection and test, evaluation, and response strategies when suspect or confirmed counterfeit parts are discovered in the supply chain.

The task of verifying the authenticity of electronic components through processes related to supplier management, purchasing, laboratory analysis, and electrical testing, etc. is a never ending task of detection. The goal of a sound counterfeit component program is to create a strategy based on prevention.

Definition

Ecliptek defines a counterfeit component as a product produced or altered to resemble a product without authority or right to do so, with the intent to mislead or defraud by presenting the imitation as original or genuine.