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SAE AS5553: Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, & Disposition

What is AS5553?

SAE AS5553 standardizes the requirements, practices and methods to reduce counterfeit parts entering the supply chain. It provides Requirements and Guidance by outlining actions an organization can take to address the growing problem of counterfeit parts across the entire electronics industry.

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A sister standard, AS6081 was also developed for independent distributors to be compliant with an AS5553 compliant manufacturer’s requirements, thus these two standards are complimentary. Learn more about AS6081.

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Incorporates recognized best practices in:

  • Component Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Procurement
  • Inspection
  • Test/Evaluation Methods
  • Response strategies when counterfeit components are suspected or detected

Who needs AS5553?

All electronic industries: Defense, Aerospace, Civil & Commercial



How bad is the problem?

Counterfeit Amount
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It is an industry-wide global problem, particularily ind AS&D industries. ERAI, Inc. receives ~200 suspect counterfeit part complaints/month and confirmed more than 2800 brokers selling counterfeit components.

What are the Benefits of AS5553?

Reduction in counterfeit parts throughout the industry, thus limiting supply-chain risk

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