PCB Manufacturer Found Guilty of ITAR Violations

///PCB Manufacturer Found Guilty of ITAR Violations

A Woodinville, Wash. company contracted by the U.S. Navy to manufacture high-tech components, and the company’s owner recently pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act, according to an ICP slog post.

The owner of Precision Image Corporation admitted to illegally sending restricted U.S. Navy technical information to a Taiwanese printed board (PCB) manufacturer that was subcontracted to make the printed boards. The information sent to the Taiwanese PCB manufacturer contained the technical specifications for the printed boards – information listed on the United States Munitions List (USML) and controlled by U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and therefore prohibited from being transmitted outside the U.S. without a license from the State Department.For the past two years, IPC has been promoting a better understanding of ITAR’s applicability to PCBs in order to protect national security.  Launched in July 2012, IPC’s Follow the Law, Protect the Board initiative sought to raise awareness and promote compliance with federal regulations on the export of printed boards designed for ITAR-controlled equipment.

2019-07-26T16:06:13+00:00November 15th, 2016|PCB Assembly Technology Community|