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As Shortages Loom, Watch Out for Counterfeits

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t.alex
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Re: The Sceanario for NAND flash seems the most troubling....
t.alex   3/25/2011 10:40:01 AM
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Hi Dawn, I believe SolTec does have a proper process in place to screen suitable vendors. Do you mind sharing with us more about this?


tech4people
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Re: The Sceanario for NAND flash seems the most troubling....
tech4people   3/23/2011 3:18:49 PM
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Dawn,

Thanks for the feedback on your company!!

I agree with you here entirely, if we have reputable independent companies then everything gets taken care of immediately.

This is why we need more sites like EBN as well as better word of mouth networking to understand and appreciate how fast things are changing and evolving in this field.

After all,a company which is doing amazing work (& has top class service levels today) need not be able to deliver the same a month from now.

Regards

Ashish.

hwong
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Re: The Sceanario for NAND flash seems the most troubling....
hwong   3/22/2011 1:17:55 PM
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Dawn-

I don't think turning to the independent contractors will cause problems. But it's just that it will take some time to get through fitting, quality control and overall manufacturing integration. This time lag may be a few weeks to a couple months. I just don't know if companies would be willing to perform all that work if the CM can catch up with the shortage solutions

Dawn Gluskin
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Re: As shortages loom....
Dawn Gluskin   3/22/2011 10:17:17 AM
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Excellent point, Barbara.  As an independent, I can vouch for you being 100% correct!  Our clients continue working with us as an extension of their purchasing team based on relationship & past performance.  We also have an in-house test lab to uphold our zero couterfeit tolereance and validate parts prior to shipping, which helps to ease any concerns our clients might have.


Thanks for the feedback!

- Dawn

Barbara Jorgensen
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As shortages loom....
Barbara Jorgensen   3/22/2011 9:32:27 AM
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I discovered something interesting last week when I spoke with some independent distributors: the customers that are turning to them in the wake of possible shortages are customers that have established relationships with these distributors. The distributors have established a track record during periods where supply is not so uncertain. They also don't want to jeopardize these relationships by dealing in substandard parts. This may be a period that tests independents' ability to help control the flow of counterfeits into the supply chain.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: The Sceanario for NAND flash seems the most troubling....
Adeniji Kayode   3/22/2011 6:47:26 AM
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I have no doubt that more Counterfeit consumer goods will find their way to the market right now, and its not that they just got there they have always been in market but right now they have a chance to gain prominence now and with that i see a fall in price and not increase because they will want to make something out of this disaster of Japan for themselves

Dawn Gluskin
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Re: The Sceanario for NAND flash seems the most troubling....
Dawn Gluskin   3/21/2011 9:20:34 AM
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Hi T.alex,

Agreed.  The basic principles of supply & demand are in affect & price increases are immiment.  Partnering with a vendor with solid counterfeit and avoidance processes in place is critical to stay protected from receiving these type of parts.

Thanks for your feedback!

Dawn Gluskin

Founder & CEO

SolTec Electronics

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Re: The Sceanario for NAND flash seems the most troubling....
Dawn Gluskin   3/21/2011 9:16:50 AM
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Hi Tech4people,

I agree --- the NAND flash market is going to be hit hard, especially in the short term.  I have no doubt that the global market will ban together with some sort of solution to the imminent shortages, but it is going to take time.

While I agree that turning to independent distributors can cause problems, it doesn't have to be that way!!!  My company, SolTec Electronics, is an independent distributor, but we have many processes and procedures in place (inlcuding an in-house testing lab & ISO 9001 & ESD S2020 quality certifications) to protect our client from potential bad parts in the supply chain.  That is why I suggest in my post that OEMs will need to turn to independents, but they need to make sure they are reputable!!

Thanks for your feedback!!!

 

Dawn Gluskin

Founder & CEO

SolTec Electroncis

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Re: Shortages loom - impact on market
Dawn Gluskin   3/21/2011 9:09:21 AM
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Hello mfbertozzi,

New design is always an option, but in my experience, redesign is typically a long-term solution as it takes quite a bit of time to execute.  Companies like mine (SolTec Electronics) are able to assist in locating hard-to-find materials, in the meantime.

Thanks for your feedback!

-Dawn Gluskin

Founder & CEO

SolTec Electronics

 

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Dawn Gluskin   3/21/2011 9:06:45 AM
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Hi eemom,

Thanks for your feedback.  I agree that the situation is heart wrenching.  I did hear some good news on the way into the office this morning that the nuclear plants have been cooled enough to be considered "under control."  However, they are estimating it will take Japan five years to recover from this tragedy and get back to "normal" living.  The effects of the semiconductor and supply chain shortage will definitely linger for quite some time....

-Dawn Gluskin

Founder & CEO

SolTec Electronics

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