UKEA holds seminar on tackling IP theft in supply chain
An interesting seminar looking at how to improve product and packaging security to combat IP theft in the supply chain is taking place at BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1 on Wednesday 14th September.
Why this seminar?
The counterfeiting of electronic products and components poses increased threats. The consequences of using counterfeit components can not only compromise performance and safety when components malfunction, but may also carry the potential threat of malevolent software that could disrupt critical systems.
Following a number of successful seminars aimed at raising awareness of and sharing best practice to mitigate against the threat of counterfeit electronic components, the UK Electronics Alliance is joining with the Product & Image Security Foundation to host a further seminar to highlight the potential use of technology and practices to improve security in the supply chain by improving authentication and traceability of products and components.
Who should attend?
Electronic component and product designers, manufacturers, distributors and OEMs, brand and marketing managers will find this seminar particularly useful as will users of electronic components who wish to be appraised of the latest developments in product and packaging security technologies.
This full day seminar will provide:
• A look at solutions and traceability systems that have the greatest potential to aid electronic component identification and how they can be supported by legal and official frameworks
• Information on how track and trace systems should complement each other and provide protection to product and packaging
• An overview of current technology including holograms and optically based security devices; track and trace systems; marking systems including SMS messaging and internet codes; Molecular Computational Identification Devices (MCID), tags and taggants; and surface feature identification and random marking
The agenda will include presentations from Du Pont, Inside Contactless, the Intellectual Property Office, Intrinsic ID, Payne Security, the Product & Image Security Foundation, Schreiner/Prosecure, SmartWater, STMicroelectronics and the University of Huddersfield.
SmartWater will be featuring their latest product, the Aqua-ID forensic mark, which is authenticated via a portable hand-held scanner.
Aqua-ID can identify the unique fi ngerprint upon contact, with the results displayed on an
inbuilt LCD screen. Providing immediate feedback, the scanner not only gives conclusive information about whether an item is genuine or counterfeit, it can also supply key data about its production and transportation history.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to explore these solutions further with potential solution providers during breaks and in a co-located exhibition.