At Infinite Electronics we understand and recognize the need to do our part to prevent counterfeit products from entering the market place. We put in place industry standard controls and are accountable for our products.
What is the Requirement?
We base our program on compliance with SAE aerospace standard AS5553, “Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition”. AS5553 standardizes practices to: maximize availability of authentic parts; procure parts from reliable sources; assure authenticity and conformance of procured parts; control parts identified as counterfeit; and report counterfeit parts to other potential users and government investigative authorities.
The cornerstone of our program is to ensure that we purchase components from known suppliers that provide authentic parts and are able to provide documentation to substantiate this. The program allows for the inspection of products upon receiving and also defines the methods of control and reporting should counterfeit components ever be found. We also contractually require our electrical, electronics, and/or electromechanical suppliers to implement a similar program which ensures continuation of these safeguards throughout the supply chain.