EBN, Bruce Gain
A new SAE International standard should help to serve as legal protection for distributors and buyers when counterfeit parts show up in the supply chain, while helping to mitigate an alarming increase in electronic component counterfeiting. The AS6496 standard (Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition -- Authorized/Franchised Distribution) was drafted to outline requirements for approved distributors in the aerospace sector. It details policies and practices for authorized distributors to follow.
Electronics Purchasing Strategies, Bolaji Ojo
The King is alive. Based on what I saw during a recent visit to Memphis, Elvis Presley is likely to live a very long time and probably outlive most of the people on earth today. For that, you and I can thank the electronics industry. Technology is helping to preserve the more recent histories of mankind and making many of us wistful about how much more of humanity’s past we would have been able to call up with the press of a simple button had electronic innovations come a few hundred years earlier.
Asia One Digital, AFP
TOKYO - Japan's NEC on Monday unveiled a technology that sniffs out even the most convincing counterfeits by reading microscopic patterns on everything from a luxury purse to a metal bolt.
U.S. Tech, Joseph Federico
Fighting against counterfeit electronic components requires many tools, including multiple test methods to identify the counterfeits. Use of improper or incorrect testing procedures can lead to incorrect or misleading results, at times identifying authentic parts as being counterfeit.