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

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...