Career Milestones of Joseph Federico of NJ

Joseph Federico of NJ began his career in electronic component testing in the 1970s. His education started at the Metropolitan Technical Institute where he completed his associate’s degree. He then entered Fairleigh Dickinson University where he completed his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology. This educational foundation set the groundwork for his successful career with NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc., where he has worked since joining the company in over 4 decades ago.

In the early days of his career at NJMET, Joseph developed and patented the Mission: Imposter testing system designed to check the quality and authenticity of various electronic components. Counterfeited and cloned components plague the electronics equipment manufacturing industry, and the Mission: Imposter system is a crucial milestone in the fight for quality, reliability, and authenticity in a variety of production processes. The Mission: Imposter system uses chemical, physical, electrical, and metallurgical tests to determine the authenticity and quality of an electronic component and was a major consultant to many of the anti-counterfeiting test objectives developed today. Joseph worked to co-develop the military and aerospace reliability department at NJMET, which helped to propel his career in leadership with the company. He has written many articles for the industry on the topic of electronic testing.

After nearly four decades with NJMET, Joseph Federico of NJ now serves as The Vice President and Director of Operations for the company. In this capacity, Joseph works to streamline company workflow and inspection processes to ensure quality in every channel. His leadership and commitment to excellence have helped NJMET earn several industry accolades and acknowledgments, including the Israeli ODEM Award and the title of United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year. Joseph and his team also received recognition during a television special hosted by William Shatner, where the team received a “Keeping America Strong” award for their efforts and accomplishments.

Joseph Federico’s Academics and Early Career

Joseph Federico currently works as the Vice President and Director of Operations for NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. In this capacity, Joseph works diligently to complete strategic business objectives, meet targeted growth goals, and streamline work processes to ensure quality and security at every level of NJMET.

Joseph’s has earned his associate’s degree from the Metropolitan Technical Institute and then his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. This educational foundation, along with his co-development of the military and aerospace reliability department, propelled Joseph Federico into the leadership of NJMET and is currently working on an executive Business degree from Columbia University.

Joseph developed the Mission: Imposter testing system to verify counterfeited and cloned electronic components. This innovative system, which has been helpful in the development of most counterfeit detection requirements in the electronic industry, uses a variety of physical, chemical, metallurgical, and electronic tests to check the authenticity of various electronic components. When product manufacturers use subpar or counterfeit components in their products, those products may not perform up to the manufacturer’s standards or may even cause failures and injuries to end users. Detecting and removing counterfeit components is an essential part of the NJMET workflow, and Joseph Federico has focused on this capacity significantly throughout his career at NJMET.

Since joining the NJMET team in 1978, Joseph has helped the company earn several significant accolades including the Israeli ODEM Award, and the title of United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year. Joseph’s team also received the “Keeping America Strong” award during a television special hosted by William Shatner, where he and his team received recognition for their accomplishments and innovative new electronic component testing systems.

Joseph Federico and MISSION – IMPOSTER

Joseph Federico currently works as the Vice President and Director of Operations for NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. He spearheads innovative new workflow techniques and works diligently to meet strategic business goals and growth objectives, but the foundation of his career is his work on Mission: Imposter, an electronic component testing system, which was helpful in the development of most counterfeit detection requirements in the electronics industry today.

Mission: Imposter is a rigorous electronic component testing system that uses a variety of physical, chemical, electronic, and metallurgical tests to check the authenticity of various electronic components. Cloned and counterfeited electronic components are huge problems for many electronic equipment manufacturers; producers of these subpar products attempt to deceive vendors by offering cloned and counterfeited components that appear to function as the genuine article, but often fail in production use.

Poorly made electronic components are not only frustrating for manufacturers; they are also potentially dangerous and could cause serious damage to manufacturers, users, vendors, and a company’s reputation. NJMET INC tests electronic components to determine authenticity to ensure the quality of their finished products using those components.

Joseph Federico’s work on Mission: Imposter has gained international attention. He has received several invitations to speak at industry events all over the world, including Japan, China, Israel, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Personal Life of Joseph Federico

Joseph Federico is the Vice President and Director of Operations at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. In this role, Joseph works hard to ensure his company meets strategic business objectives and growth goals while consistently overseeing workflow and testing regimens for various electronic components. Joseph has helped his company organize and promote various charitable endeavors throughout New Jersey, and his dedication to service and improving the lives of others carries over into his personal life as well.

Joseph Federico regularly donates to the March of Dimes, the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In his spare time, he participates in charitable walk-a-thons throughout New Jersey and arranges donations to many charitable causes. Joseph also spent 18 years as a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Instructor, Church Lector, and Eucharistic Minister.

Joseph has traveled the world to offer insights and advice to other industry leaders and counts Japan and Israel as some of his favorite places to visit. He hopes to see Australia, Antarctica, and Dubai sometime during his life.

He also enjoys spending his free time with family and strives to be a devoted father, son, uncle, and friend. He regularly visits Broadway for concerts and shows and enjoys hiking whenever he can. An avid sports fan, Joseph Federico cheers for the New York Rangers, New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also enjoys boxing, mixed martial arts, sumo wrestling, and Formula One racing. He hopes to one day run the New York Marathon.

Joseph Federico’s History With NJMET

Joseph Federico grew up in New Jersey and attended the Metropolitan Technical Institute and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed an associate’s degree program and obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology. He started his testing career working for Solid State Testing while he was a sophomore in high school. Joseph joined NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. in 1978 and has worked there ever since. He helped to develop the military and aerospace reliability department, which truly launched his successful career at NJMET. He is currently pursuing an executive business degree at Columbia University in New York City.

Joseph’s current position at NJMET is the Vice President and Director of Operations. Joseph developed and patented the Mission: Imposter testing system, which was helpful in the development of most counterfeit detection requirements in the industry today. This electronic component testing system uses a variety of physical, electrical, metallurgical, and chemical tests to check the authenticity of various electronic components. The Mission: Imposter system has inspired Joseph to write a book about detecting counterfeit and cloned electronic components, and he has received invitations to speak about electronic component testing in Russia, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Israel. He has also authored more than a dozen articles on electronic testing for the electronics industry.

Throughout his time at NJMET, Joseph Federico works diligently to meet growth goals and complete strategic business objectives, and his work has positioned NJMET as one of the most successful, reliable, and reputable small businesses in the United States, earning the United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year award.

Joseph Federico also encourages his company to share their success with others and give back to the community however possible. He regularly participates in charitable walk-a-thons and donates to several charities on an individual basis, and spearheads several charitable endeavors within NJMET including the recent Holiday Toy Drive for Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ.

Joseph Federico of NJ and His History With NJMET

Joseph Federico of NJ began his career in the 1970s. He continued his undergraduate education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology. This educational background would form the foundation of a over a four-decade-long career in electronic component testing. He joined NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. in 1978, and has been with the company ever since.

Today, Joseph Federico of NJ is the Vice President and Director of Operations at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. In this capacity, he strives to streamline workflow operations and develop new testing methods for various electronic components. His Mission: Imposter electronic component testing system was vital objective in helping the Electronic Component Industry worldwide in development of most counterfeit detection requirements in the electronics industry

During his time at NJMET, Joseph Federico of NJ has helped the company earn several industry awards and professional accolades. Examples include the Israeli ODEM Award and the title of United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year. His work in electronic component testing has also earned international attention and he has received invitations to speak at industry events in China, Japan, Taiwan, Israel, South Korea, Russia, and Europe. He also worked to develop the military and aerospace reliability department at NJMET.

Joseph Federico of NJ continues to strive toward streamlined company workflow and testing processes and ensuring the quality of electronic components for local, national, and international companies and production processes. He also strives to improve the lives of members of his community and organizes and participates in charitable endeavors in a professional and personal capacity.

Electronic Component Date Code Practices

ESPNews just published the first article in a series on Date Code Practices. It mentions that one of the uses of date codes is to manage changes to an electronic component that does not affect “form, fit, or function.”

I have always felt as an engineer in a test laboratory that collaborating with the Manufacturer and voicing our opinions on device performance based on testing and based on specification review for possible improvement in the future is a major contribution to the electronic component field.  Any changes or revisions can be modified in die manufacturing with detailed traceability reflecting date code criteria.

Preventing counterfeiting through e-waste export control

With increased dialogue and networking of intelligence information between these organizations in the electronic component recycling and supply chains, I feel that the SEERA will decrease the supply of counterfeit electronic components,

I just read an article on the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) at http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170207/rep-cook-reintroduces-bill-to-make-it-tougher-to-counterfeit-us-electronics .  This bill, introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican Paul Cook of California and Democrat Gene Green of Texas, aims to stop the export of e-waste to countries where it is used as source material for counterfeit electronics. Continue reading “Preventing counterfeiting through e-waste export control”

Semiconductors Require Testing

I just read the press release from the Digital Journal announcing Transparency Market Research’s Analysis of the Radiation Hardened Electronics Market.  It comes as no surprise that high power semiconductors will be in critical demand in future aerospace space projects.

Semiconductors which are the “brains” inside electronic devices will be vital in controlling and converting power in electronic systems. These devices require extensive testing which includes screening and qualification to see if the components are susceptible to radiation damage in space application from high altitude flight around as well as nuclear reactors, particle accelerators, nuclear accidents and even nuclear warfare.

The screening and qualification of this product should include total dose ionizing, enhanced low-dose rate effect tests, neutron and proton displacement damage and single event effects. Furthermore, strict monitoring of the percent defective allowable ratio is paramount in the qualification of any future semiconductor product undergoing these radiation reliability tests.

Counterfeit Electronic Part Prevention Rules Issued by DOD

Department of Defense published a new rule aimed at preventing counterfeit electronic parts from entering the military supply chain at any level.

 The final version of the rule can be found in the Federal Register as: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005) https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/02/2016-17956/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-detection-and-avoidance-of-counterfeit-electronic#h-4.  The final version was drafted after a period of public commnet. It includes some changes in terminology to match industry standard terms and well as changes in requirements.

 I strongly feel that AS6171 will be a paramount aid to the future of quality-control testing and providing standardize techniques and practices. In uncovering counterfeit electronic component product. I also feel participating in these mandatory requirements shows a good faith effort in the purchasing, managing and disposal of the electronic components in question.