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As the volume of counterfeit components increases in the marketplace, new solutions are needed to improve electronics supply chain integrity and stability. [twitter style=”horizontal”] [linkedin_share style=”none”] As a seriousRead More
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November 2013 – First, it was handbags and watches. Now counterfeiters are targeting electronic components, including ICs, relays, circuit breakers, fuses, ground fault receptacles, and cable assemblies, as well as connectors. These fakes could cause serious problems in today’s high-stakes electronics devices.
November 2013 – Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, believes that the electronics supply chain should prepare itself for a potential surge in counterfeit interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products.