Defending Against Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Gray Market Practices
Counterfeiting, especially the fraudulent manufacturing, distributing and selling of fake semiconductors, is a growing problem throughout the electronics industry. It has a negative effect on reputable component manufacturers and distributors, causes purchasing dilemmas for component buyers, problems for equipment manufacturers and trouble for equipment operators. In a worst case it may cause manufacturers to be driven out of business and catastrophic disasters through equipment failure.
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