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.

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 .  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”

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)  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.


Xerox’s Printed Memory in the Fight to Combat Counterfeits

In Xerox Launches Printed Memory Products to Combat Counterfeiting, they describe two new printed electronic label products that can be used to track parts from factory to end-user.

I commend Xerox for this ground breaking endeavor in anti-counterfeit technology.
I feel that this rewritable memory is paramount in tracking a component’s authenticity and how it has been handled during distribution.

The cryptographic security is an inexpensive process and will be very difficult to copy.