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Detecting counterfeit electronics & materials – event announced

Nov 28, 2022
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The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum will be co-hosting the Counterfeit Electronics and Materials Symposium at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, UK, on 14-15 March 2023 alongside the U.S. electronics bodies, SMTA and CALCE.

The event will focus on current trends and threats and new developments in combating counterfeits in the supply chain. As well as current and emerging new threats, delegates will also be able to hear about current and developing best practices for the management of counterfeits in the supply chain, current and developing new methods for the detection of counterfeits, and how to access further information.

Delegates will also be able to meet potential solution providers during breaks in the co-located tabletop exhibition space. 

Astute is a highly accredited, quality-driven procurement expert, with a list of clients that includes the world’s leading defence suppliers. Our mission is to shield you against inferior quality products and services. As such, our operations are run in accordance with quality processes including AS6081 which mitigates the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.

For more help with looking at supply chain options, contact Astute Electronics