With the development of technology comes the increasing impact of its
benefits as well as drawbacks. As gadgets are not an asset anymore, they
are easily available to a majority of the people across the world.
Earlier owning a gadget was considered a novelty but now it’s the other
way round, the person who doesn’t own a gadget is the black sheep of
A bill has been reintroduced in the US that would hinder the production of counterfeit electronics in China and other countries.
The Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) is a bill that
aims to control the export of electronic waste (e-waste), which could be
used in the production of counterfeit electronics, particularly
microchips, that could re-enter the US domestic and military market.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized a record number of shipments containing goods that violated Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in FY2016.
Component obsolescence has been a thorn in the side of electronics
purchasers for decades, but some insiders say it is becoming more acute
because of the consolidation in the electronics supply base, especially
The semiconductor industry's recommended counterfeit-avoidance strategy
may have the unintended consequence of increasing, rather than reducing,
the risk of counterfeit chips entering the supply chain, a new report
The Prime Minister’s plans to withdraw the UK from Europe’s single
market and customs union should not present any problems for electronic
component suppliers, according to the ECSN supply chain organisation.
While U.S. President elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20,
2017, seems to have made an impact in the electronics manufacturing
sector, insiders are cautiously keeping an eye on policies surrounding
tax, tariffs, country specific issues, and jobs to see how the incoming
political administration will "make America great again."
In the military sector, counterfeit microelectronics components have the
potential to put lives in danger. With that in mind, the Department of
Defense (DoD) is trying to stop the problem at the source.
Increasingly, both government and industry look to industry standards
and best practices to assist in supply chain security. From the
government standpoint, standards and practices can assist the US
government (Department of Defense) in its efforts to reduce the risk of
counterfeit electronic parts.
life cycles of commercial components create many obsolescence headaches
for military electronic-system designers as they try to integrate these
high-performance devices into air, ground, sea platforms that must last
for decades, that have long system development cycles, and
time-consuming testing procedures.