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Infographic: Electronic Component Counterfeiting & Product Life Cycle

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tech4people
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In a way its Good see that Counterfeiters remain behind the curve.
tech4people   5/31/2014 1:20:08 PM
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Hailey,

What's the Really good thing about this data is that it clearly shows that the latest and most demand components are not counterfeited that frequently by the Cheats.

Which means,all that R&D Effort that companies pour in to design the Latest Products does'nt go waste.

Felt Good to know.

 

tech4people
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Re: obsolete parts
tech4people   5/31/2014 1:17:29 PM
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Hailey,

That's a very accurate point.

As it is one can't easily come across/Procure EOL parts easily and so those that do have them tend to tack a premium on them.

Problem with this approach is that if the Costs rise too much;Consumers will either chose to skip the Whole Upgrade process or just delay it indefinitely(for better or worse).

And then in the future,when you can't get the right part? That's when all the real trouble starts.

 

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Re: obsolete parts
Eldredge   5/31/2014 9:04:43 AM
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The statistic in the article states that 52% of couterfeit problems involve obsolete parts, That makes sense - counterfeiters can take advantage of the lack of supply for the desired component, and the customer's judgement can be clouded.

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Eldredge   5/31/2014 9:00:56 AM
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The life cycle of components is a significant problem, particularly in the defense industry. Many of the electronic systems produced in the military sector take a substantially longer time to develop, test, and deploy than most commercial applications. In some cases, components need to be hardened, tested, or screened to ensure that they will meet the environmental requirements specified for the systems. As such, once all of the compoments have been chosen, tested, and approved, component obsolescence becomes a major issue. Often, the life cycle of the resulting military hardware is long, futher contributing to the problem.

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Re: obsolete parts
HaileyMcK   5/30/2014 6:12:43 PM
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I think that reality, @t.alex, points to a need for independant distributors who do component testing and manage incominc supply in predetermined ways to ensure no counterfeits. That, unfortunately, adds a lot to the cost of the parts.

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t.alex   5/30/2014 5:46:15 PM
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In some products that use EOL parts, there is a need to re-design with new active parts. However, if companies would like to product some quantities (or they are informed of EOL too late), they have to source it somewhere else, there is a high chance they would get counterfeiting ones.



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