Bloomberg, Patricia Hurtado
A Russian-born chief executive officer who pleaded guilty to procuring
millions of dollars of sophisticated microelectronics for Russia,
including warfare defense systems used in fighter jets, was sentenced to
10 years in a U.S. prison.
Despite the industry's best efforts to eliminate it, the scourge of
counterfeit manufacturing plagues the electronic component industry.
Design or component engineers and buyers require an edge to help
eliminate the risk of encountering fakes in the supply chain.
In an attempt to crack down on Chinese-made counterfeit electronics,
Rep. Gene Green, D-TX, and Rep. Paul Cook, R-CA, introduced the Secure
E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) to the House of
National Defense, Sandra I. Erwin
Visibly frustrated leaders of the Senate
Armed Services Committee in 2011 lamented the “flood of counterfeit
electronic parts” gushing from China all the way into the U.S. defense