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.

Joseph Federico of NJ Works at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc.

Joseph Federico of NJ started his career in the 1970s.  Joseph joined NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. of Clifton, NJ in 1978 and has worked up to the position of Vice President and Director of Operations, his current role in the company. His involvement in the development of the military and aerospace reliability department helped in the growth of the company reorganizations NJMET as a reliable Electronic Testing Laboratory worldwide.

Joseph Federico of NJ also believes strongly in supporting his local community, giving back, and improving the lives of others. He engages in many charitable causes in his personal life and has encouraged his company NJMET to participate in several philanthropic causes throughout New Jersey. Most recently, NJMET completed a Holiday Toy Drive for Oasis: a Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ.

In a professional capacity, Joseph Federico of NJ helped NJMET earn the title of United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year and gain the Israeli ODEM Award.

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.