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Electronic Parts Counterfeiting

March 23, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - March 24, 2017 @ 12:15 am

Electronic Parts Counterfeiting

Electronic Parts Counterfeiting: What Is It, How Bad Is It, and Why Should We Care?

Counterfeit parts frequently create the potential for product malfunction, leading to personal injury and even death — a situation that has created unnecessary danger for military and everyday consumers, plus immense new levels of liability and risk for manufacturers in a wide range of industries. The proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts into the manufacturing supply chain costs the U.S. government and its contractors billions of dollars per year. But the problem is not just limited to those who supply government agencies. Recent reports show consumer and industrial businesses are losing approximately $250 billion each year because of counterfeit components. Richard Smith, VP Business Development at ERAI, will present on this problem, its sources and trends, and means to detect and thwart.


The presentation for this meeting will be remotely delivered through a live WebEx link.



DINNER RESERVATIONS Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00 TWO WAYS TO PAY FOR DINNER (but you must register – use red and yellow REGISTER link below) 1) PayPal – Use the [Register and pay the fee now] button. 2) Check or cash at the door – Use the [Register and pay the fee at the meeting] button. Correct change appreciated. Make checks payable to “IEEE Cincinnati Section”. Those desiring to use their bank’s bill payer service to send a check, rather than paying at the meeting, should contact for details.

Members should enter your IEEE Membership number when registering in order to qualify for the discounted meal price. Please enter only the digits. Experienced members might have to add leading zeros to properly enter their membership number. Use the Drop-down box on the Registration page to select Member or Non-member Dinner. The system will not allow you to select Member Dinner if you have entered the wrong IEEE Membership number or if you have typed anything other than the digits. 

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. Refunds for PayPal payments are complicated, and we request that you leave the funds on deposit for a future meeting.

Speaker(s): Richard Smith,


Social Time: 5:30 – 6:00 (Cash bar, free soft beverages)

Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 (Reservation required)

Presentation: 7:00 – ~8:45 (You may attend the presentation without buying dinner).


Buffet Menu:

Raffel’s Signature Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy
Chicken Marsala
Eggplant Parmesan
Wild Rice Pilaf
Green Beans Almondine
Steamed Peas
Tossed Salad
Dinner Rolls & Butter

Tea and soft drinks are included, alcohol is available for purchase

Bldg: Raffel’s Catering
10160 Reading Road
Cincinnati (Evendale), Ohio


March 23, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
March 24, 2017 @ 12:15 am


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