What We Do
Marking of semiconductors for the DLA, protecting supply chains from counterfeiting and diversion.
Can You Tell the Difference?
DNA offers absolute authentication. Parts can be "branded" at the molecular level using the gold standard for forensic evidence most preferred by global courts.
DNA: Assure Safety & Recapture Market
U.S. Department of Commerce conducted a four-year study between 2005 and 2008 which revealed that 39% of 387 companies encountered counterfeit electronic components, microcircuits, or circuit boards.
DNA can be used to regain a Company’s proportionate Market Share.
According to the National Electronics Distributors Association, counterfeiting has become a $100-billion problem.
....or grow their Market Share.
....or dominate a Market.
DNA Marking Microchips for U.S. Government
DLA Fiscal 2012 Director's Guidance
In the area of counterfeit parts, officials are creating training to educate all DLA employees on how to identify a counterfeit part and what to do if they find one, said Stephen Rodock, a technical and quality analyst for DLA Logistics Operations. Other preventive steps will include additional sample testing from high-risk suppliers and the potential use of DNA marking by which manufacturers embed information in materials to identify them as original parts. (source DLA distribution)
Vision Tech Case
"...put countless innocents at risk and compromised national security"
"a ticking time bomb of incalculable damage and harm"
"hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of counterfeit parts are potentially still floating around in the supply chain or, worse yet, inside equipment that's being used today."
"It's a national security issue, and a clear and present danger," said Brian Toohey, SIA President.
Despite hard work and surveillance, a relatively paltry number of counterfeits were able to be authenticated and seized by Customs Border Patrol agents from VisionTech over the course of four years: 35 seizures out of 3,263 shipments. The others were not identified by CPB, nor by the trademark owners, or semiconductor companies, so millions of probable counterfeits, blithely made their way into the supply chain.