Mouser is partnering with TTI and Sager Electronics to sponsor the SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium – South, set for December 10 at the Doubletree DFW Airport North in Irving, Texas. The one-day event presented by SAE International will address the increasing challenges facing aerospace and defense manufacturers created by counterfeit parts entering the supply chain.
Chuck Amsden, Mouser's Director of Quality, will be one of the
symposium's featured speakers. Amsden will speak at 1:30pm on
"Mitigating Counterfeit in the Authorized Supply Chain with AS6496",
which is the latest SAE standard in development for dealing with
counterfeit electronics in authorized distribution. Amsden, who
has more than 25 years of quality assurance and compliance experience,
directs Mouser's quality assurance staff and assures that the company's
distribution operations are in compliance with Industry and company
standards. He has helped lead Mouser to obtaining AS9100C
and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.
Mouser was a contributing member on the committee that wrote AS5553, the first SAE International standard created to mitigate counterfeit electronics, and again contributed to follow-up standards now progressing to AS6496. The AS9100C certification requires rigorous purchasing, handling, storage, and traceability controls to prevent counterfeit and non-conforming electronic components from entering the supply chain.
Mouser is an ECIA (Electronic Components Industry Association) and CEDA (China Electronics Distributor Alliance) authorized distributor.