ASQ Austin - March 2023 General Meeting 4988
ASQ Austin - March 2023 General Meeting
  1. This regular meeting is scheduled for Wed March 22 because the previous speaker lined up for March 8 had to cancel. We are pleased that a new speaker for the March regular meeting was available on short notice.

Counterfeits in the Global Electronics Supply Chain

Dane Reynolds
Vice President of Operations
Astute Electronics

Mr. Dane Reynolds Dane holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He regularly collaborates with electronics manufacturing professionals on the risks associated with counterfeit components, speaks at industry events (SMTA, CTEA, ARMA) and features in publications, mostly recently being quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the current risks faced during the semiconductor shortage. As Vice President of Operations at Astute Electronics, a leading global distributor of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) devices, Dane is accountable for the quality of all material that passes through Astute’s AS6081 certified anti-counterfeit inspection laboratory before going on to be utilized in high-reliability applications within the aerospace, defense, medical, and other critical sectors that cannot be compromised by substandard or counterfeit product.

The global semiconductor shortage has expanded the playing field for criminals, just as the world’s leader in counterfeit electronics databases, ERAI, reported an increase in the number of counterfeit components purchased by “desperate buyers”. For over a decade, Dane has made it his mission to help stamp out these counterfeits from the global electronics supply chain.

6:00 – 6:50 registration / food / networking
6:50 – 7:00 announcements
7:00 – 7:50 speaker
7:50 – 8:00 door prizes

Food / Drinks:
Food and drinks shall be provided to members and guests compliments of ASQ.

Cost / RUs:
This is a free event for ASQ members and guests.
0.5 RUs shall be awarded.

NI (National Instruments)
15000 N Mopac Expressway
Building C – Café 1 & Café 2
Austin, TX 78759

Please be sure to register for this event if you plan to attend.
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For any event questions or special food needs please contact Wayne Wong at
From north Austin: If you are coming in from IH35, take the Parmer exit, go west on Parmer until you reach MoPac/FM1325, turn south onto the frontage road and stay on the frontage road, move to the right lane. From there you will pass through two lights, the 2nd light being Duval. You will see the National Instruments driveway on the right, just after an apartment complex.

From central/south Austin, take Texas Loop One (aka MoPac) or take U.S. Hwy 183 (North) to MoPac. Take MoPac north to the Duval Road exit. Exit the highway and proceed to the turnaround (u-turn), which puts you on the southbound frontage road of MoPac. Do not get on the highway. You will see the National Instruments driveway on the

Date & Time
Wednesday March 22nd, 2023 6:00pm CDT
End Date & Time
Wednesday March 22nd, 2023 8:00pm CDT
National Instrumenta
15000 N Mopac Expressway
Building C – Café 1 & Café 2
Austin, TX 78759
United States
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Date & Time: 03/22/2023 06:00:00 PM CDT

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