There is a small suburb named Ulhasnagar near the Metro city of Bombay ( now called Mumbai) This whole town has flourished on counterfeiting business-not just the electronic parts but almost anything that is produced. These people are clever enough to even put a label on their counterfeit product saying that the product is " Made by USA" instead of "Made in USA" ( And here USA actually stands for Ulhasnagar Sindhi Association and not United States of America )
The smart way of taking people for a ride . Isn't it!
Jennifer, I think as long as there is a big margin between the actual costs and selling cost, there may be chances for counterfeiting. If the margin is less, nobody tries for that. The major motivation behind counterfeiting any product is, making maximum profit with less effort.
Jennifer, counterfeit is a major issue with most of the component supply chain. Sometimes back I read an article that some suppliers have supplied counterfeit components to NASA and US defence production centre. We know that for defence and space application, very high grade components are required, where selection and filtrations are too high. But the supplier made his components pass through such filtration systems by different mechanisms. What I meant is counterfeiting components are creating headaches even for space and defence sectors too.
Sounds like a CHINA, Chinese problem. Any Distributors or Company's that have this type of connections are suspect.
It easy to say buy only from QPL Suppliers and QPL Distrubutors, or buy from large US QPL Distributors. But the US is using large CM'S that are owned by CHINA and they might be operating in the US. The best solution is when the couterfeiting is found get the FED'S envolved, contact NBC, CBS, ABC. The only counterfeiting I hear about is in EBN and Military & Aerospce Electronic News. Maybe the public needs to hear about the counterfeiting of electronic components.
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