Serving as the Vice President and Director of Operations for NJMET, Clifton, NJ, Joseph Federico is well-regarded in the global electronics industry in the battle against counterfeit component production. In 2003, following a visit to the Asian-Pacific region to thoroughly assess the growing problem of electronic piracy, Joseph Federico created the world’s first electronic counterfeit component detection program.
Joseph Federico works from NJMET's main office and lab in Clifton, NJ.
He also oversees operations in the NJMET sales offices in Denver and
As a result, Joseph Federico’s revolutionary program was adopted by the
world’s largest online electronic component trading center. Joseph
Federico has since been invited by major electronic organizations
worldwide to share his knowledge of counterfeit electronics and instruct
others in how to recognize them. Prior to Joseph Federico, no other
American engineer had ever been invited to Israel, Russia, or China to
speak to component distributors and raise awareness of electronic
piracy. Joseph Federico holds the honor of being the first. A recipient
of the Israeli ODEM (Diamond) award, Joseph Federico has also been
presented with the “Keeping America Strong” award. Joseph Federico is
currently at work chronicling his fight against international electronic
counterfeiting in the upcoming book titled MISSION IMPOSTER (R) The
Remedy to Detect Counterfeit Electronic Components. Click
HERE to go to the
MISSION IMPOSTER page on the NJMET
In September of 2011, Joseph spoke about proper testing for counterfeit
electronics at the DMSMS conference in Hollywood Florida.
Joseph Federico recently published an article on using blacktop markings
to detect counterfeit electronic components.
Click here to read Joe's article.