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The 5 Most Counterfeited Electronic Parts

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JADEN
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Re: Counterfeiting, a threat to life
JADEN   4/20/2012 6:34:30 AM
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These counterfeit chips are created from salvage waste materials.  If the electronics manufacturers can have in place a good Quality Control service, the products fallout can be reduced if not totally removed.

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syedzunair   4/19/2012 12:49:46 PM
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@Adeniji: 

I think manufacturers are trying their best to combat counterfeit products from entering the legit supply chain. While the consumers are also opting for legit distributors to get their products. Overall, progress is being made to detect these products when they enter the supply chain. 

I think firms are playing their role to counter this but still we need better technology to identify exactly when these products enter the supply chain. So that they may be removed from the legit products. 

 

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Counterfeiting, a threat to life
Adeniji Kayode   4/19/2012 7:20:15 AM
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well counterfeit electronics might be hard to eradicate completely due to lots of reasons, the losses are great and multidirectional in the sense consumers suffer from the consequesces and the manufacturers of such devices suffer it too but who is to be held responsible?

Adeniji Kayode
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Adeniji Kayode   4/19/2012 7:11:10 AM
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I agree with you Bolaji, Companies should order for these components from a certified manufacturers.

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Counterfeiting, a threat to life
Anne   4/19/2012 6:15:20 AM
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Counterfeit electronics and the semiconductors they are built on, are a growing threat to the health and safety of people.  As microelectronics are found in an increasing number of mission critical applications like life saving medical devices, automotive safety systems, airplanes, and communications equipment.

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bolaji.ojo   4/10/2012 9:11:14 PM
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The danger counterfeits pose is that they may not be detected until they fail in actual use. When millions of parts are being used, it's next to impossible for a company to test each item before they are incorporated into a finished device.

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/10/2012 2:57:19 AM
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For a counterfeit part to get into a product, it must pass through the inward inspection and has to show same functionality of the original part.

I am interested to know at what point in time/life cycle of a product does one detect that a part is counterfeit?

In my life time as an engineer we used to get counterfeit parts but in most cases they used to get filtered out in the inward inspection process itself and most of the time such parts had been hastily bought by our purchase people from unauthorised sources.

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Barbara Jorgensen   4/9/2012 6:18:11 PM
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IHS primarily tracks the semicondcutor industry--semis being the largest most lucrative components market. But with 80 percent of a PCB being IP&E, counterfeiting is just as big an issue. In particular, when tantalum is scarce, counterfeit capacitors begin to crop up. Even a shortage of certain packaging can prompt an outbreak. There are so many stops along the manufacturing and packaging process that a fool-proof system seems impossible.

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Eldredge   4/8/2012 9:50:09 PM
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These 5 parts may also be the easiest/highest volume salvage parts that the couterfeiters can access, as well as high volume on the demand side.

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syedzunair   4/8/2012 2:24:44 PM
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Is there easy way to get rid of this?

@_hm:

There are many ways of identifying counterfeit products. For example, X-Ray inspection, bar codes, RFID tags, electrical inspection etc. However, unfortunately there is no easy way of getting rid of this. 

Counterfeiters are becoming more and more efficient with time. They are devising new startegies to infiltrate these detection mechanisms. Firms, on the other hand are trying their best to identify such products in their supply chain. 

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