The SMTA is pleased to announce the technical program for the Counterfeit Parts & Materials Symposium. Co-organized by SMTA and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), the event will be held June 25-27, 2024 in Hyattsville, Maryland at the College Park Marriott Conference Center.

The technical program includes two policy-focused keynote presentations covering the use of trusted demand and microelectronics acquisition policy. Other sessions will consist of law and policy, detection methods, applications of machine learning and AI, standards development and adoption, and continued evolution of the supply chain.

Ezra Hall, Senior Director of Aerospace and Defense Business at GlobalFoundries, will provide the opening keynote presentation on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Hall’s presentation is titled, “Securing Our Future – Combating Counterfeit Semiconductors with Trusted Manufacturing Demand.”

Michael Fritze, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies, will keynote the second day of the symposium with his presentation, “Microelectronics Acquisition Policy of the US Government.”

To conclude this symposium, there will be two professional development courses to choose from. On Thursday, June 27, the courses will be presented from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE, University of Maryland, will instruct the course titled, “Use of Component Documentation and Supply Chain for Counterfeit Avoidance.” The second course, titled “Counterfeit Parts Detection Using SAE AS6171”, is instructed by Michael Azarian, Ph.D., CALCE, University of Maryland.

Registration for this event is now open. Discounted rates are available by registering by Friday, May 24. Access to the two-day symposium and professional development courses are included in the Full Access Conference Package, but there are other registration packages available on the registration page.

For logistics questions, contact Karlie Severinson, please call +1-952-920-7682 or email For questions about the program or presentations, contact Diganta Das, or call 301-467-3040.

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