The negative impact of the counterfeit threat has hit OEM and EMS companies hard. For many, cost reduction through clever sourcing is no longer an option as it is deemed too risky. How did this happen?
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Cost Reduction Opportunity: DTS 110 CB PRT2S-LF - DTS 110 CB PRT1S-LF Smoke Detector approved Knitter-switch
Knitter-switch Detector switch commonly used in smoke detectors. 5um Gold plating specifically for the fire safety industry. The Knitter-switch DTS110CBPRT2S-LF is the same product as the DTS110CBPRT1S-LF but gold plated to a higher specification.
In times of Olde (Pre 2005) smart buyers were always looking to Brokers to help them save money on their Bill of Materials (BOM). Accessing someone else's excess stock was a great way to buy for less. A motivated seller is often prepared to take a loss on their stock creating a bargain for you, the buyer. In recent years, this has become fraught with danger.