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No Counterfeits, No Excuses

In a move that already is causing no small degree of consternation, President Obama last Saturday signed a new law that places the onus squarely on the Pentagon’s supply chain for ensuring all electronics components in all defense products are … Continue reading

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Fake Numbers

I’m all for putting the flood of fake parts under the microscope. But I take umbrage at the phony figures of the cost of counterfeits being floated by certain trade groups. NEDA, for instance, claims in a Business Week story … Continue reading

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How Fake Parts Find Homes

There continue to be a slew of great discussions on LinkedIn pertaining to component sourcing and counterfeits, with good reason. For recently, for example, a person identifying themselves as a purchasing manager at Askoll SEI, an industrial heating appliance OEM, … Continue reading

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Main Man

Dear Tim Main, Thank you for your willingness to leave, in your words, $50 million to $75 million in potential sales “on the table” during your November quarter. We understand material shortages always are frustrating, and it’s ever-so-tempting to cut … Continue reading

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Fake Parts Pressure

Today’s report on the value of seized counterfeit goods can be spun lots of ways. The good news is the value of what’s been nabbed is falling. What’s less certain is whether that means there are 1) fewer attempts by … Continue reading

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The Price of ‘Faking It’

Counterfeit electronics components supposedly are destroying the integrity of our hardware. One estimate holds that “five to 20% of electronic components in distributors’ chains are probably counterfeit” at a cost to industry of some $100 billion a year. In response, … Continue reading

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