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E-Waste fuels the counterfeit epidemic


Impact on counterfeits A serious aspect of scrapping your stock inappropriately is you could inadvertently be contributing to electronic component counterfeiting. It is well known that "waste product" has the potential to become the counterfeit product of the future. End-Of-Life (EOL) finished goods should be crushed and recycled though legitimate companies otherwise they could end up in the counterfeiters hands. Most "counterfeit" components are actually recycled, used parts reclaimed from old product. A collective effort is required to manage waste properly so that we stop feeding the supply chain of the counterfeiters. Over the last decade westernised countries have tended...

US Legislation Updated to Continue Tackling Counterfeit Parts in Defence Supply Chain


Counterfeiting operations are getting more sophisticated around the world. If you end up buying counterfeit products as a manufacturer the risk is the integrity of your product. Your product could hit the marketplace with a potentially inferior device within it which could result in early failure and product recalls with huge costs to your company. The consequences could be catastrophic and must be avoided at all costs. You can imagine in the military, if you are handling radar or navigation systems or running aircraft, for instance, the risk of using counterfeit products would be potentially life threatening. Over and above...

EBN live chat - Current Counterfeit Situation


Component Sense CEO Kenny McGee took part in the EBN live chat yesterday (15 August 2013), which was hosted by Steve Martin (executive vice president of sales from Components Direct) and Hailey Lynne McKeefry (Editor in Chief at Datacenter Acceleration). This post has been created to abridge the discussion, remove unanswered or topics that weren’t discussed, in an effort to provide a more clear understanding. Slight grammatical changes have been made in order to create a sense of flow, as this was originally written in real time. If you wish to see the original chat dialogue, please visit: http:...

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