An interesting article in Electronic Specifier from one of the delegates who attended our recent Anti-Counterfeiting Forum Seminar in London:
The counterfeit problem is not going away
We were delighted to see the highest number of delegates yet at one of our seminars and to get such positive feedback on how valuable the day was. Our speakers, covering a wide range of perspectives on the issue of counterfeits in the supply chain, were all ranked highly by delegates, including presentations from the Intellectual Property Office, InnovateUK, GE Aviation, BAE Systems, Leonardo MW, QTEC Solutions and the Ministry of Defence.
One of the concerns raised, during our open discussion at the end of the seminar, was the relatively low level of attendance from outside the defence sector when we know that counterfeit electronics affects all sectors and, whether this was indicative of the level of awareness of, or even the readiness to address, the problem in other sectors. Probably everyone using electronics in health and safety applications, especially those designed for a long operational life, and therefore being built with relatively old technologies will be especially vulnerable although the issue of counterfeits even in consumer electronics has been well publicised.
If you would like to find out more about the issue, you can visit our website and you might like to make an early note of the date of our next seminar, which will be on Wednesday 21st March 2018. More information will be available nearer the date and, to be kept up to date on the next seminar, and other developments on this topic, you can register free of charge on our website.