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Counterfeit Electronic Components - An Overview
Keywords: Counterfeit , Electronic , Military
It has been estimated that from 5 to 20 percent of electronic components currently in distributor supply chains has been counterfeited in some way. Counterfeit components cost legitimate manufacturers and users hundreds of millions of dollars per year, and compromise reliability of the systems in which they are installed. This talk provides an overview of the problem, including: the types of product that are counterfeited, hotbeds of counterfeit production activity, the quality problems counterfeits cause, the growing sophistication and capability of counterfeiters, inspection protocols to identify counterfeits, and how to secure supply chains to minimize receipt of counterfeit components.
Mr. Robert K. Lowry, Consultant/Electronic Materials Characterization
Oneida Research Services & Consultant in Electronic Materials
Indialantic, FL
USA


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