Securing intellectual property has become a priority for manufacturers, and recent reports from the U.S. and EU governments highlight the risks and direction for securing the supply chain. For example, in February, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published an assessment of supply chains supporting electronics manufacturing. Following closely in March, Europol released the 2022 Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment report, bringing attention to the risks counterfeit electronic components pose to supply chains. Let’s look at some of these recent publications and how they affect manufacturers.
In this IPC-created interview between Dale Curtis, IPC Advocacy Communications and Chris Mitchell, IPC VP Global Government Relations, the importance of the semiconductor and PCB manufacturing legislation moving through US Congress is highlighted.