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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...

Why are we confident to offer a 12 month guarantee?


The quality of electronic components begins with the source. We have full traceability back to the manufacturer via our Tier 1 suppliers. Knowing exactly where the stock has come from is essential in the fight against counterfeit. Even though we only buy from trusted, traceable sources we do not take the quality of our products for granted. We still adhere to our stringent anti-counterfeit procedures which surpass IDEA-ICE-3000 standards. Our personnel are highly trained in anti-counterfeit detection techniques and we have an extensive library of known good devices. We have enormous confidence in the products we sell allowing us to...

Poor quality control leads to suspicion of counterfeit products...


If the chip manufacturers cannot produce products with consistent quality it really makes a distributors life difficult. You would expect exceptional levels of quality control throughout the manufacturing process of a six sigma (statistically) integrated circuit manufacturer. Wouldn't you? In the fight against counterfeit electronics we leave no stone unturned even when buying verified traceable stock. Here's an example of an ST Microelectronics part where the quality of the product label brought into question the quality of the parts. We received 2 lines of the same part number with 1 week between their date codes: Date code 1502 seal date...

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