Incidents of counterfeit electronic components dropped dramatically in 2017, according to ERAI Inc., a global organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the supply chain. ERAI reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017, which shows a marked decline from prior years.
There is little about the “Great Component Shortage of 2018” that hasn’t
already been thoroughly analyzed. Unprecedented demand for smaller and
more efficient passive electronics, especially in the automotive and IoT
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching a huge expansion of its Electronics Resurgence Initiative,
boosting the program to US $1.5 billion over five years.
As new and innovative technology continues to evolve on a daily basis,
the need for electronic components has reached unprecedented levels,
with passive manufacturers in particular among those struggling to cope
now offers accreditation for laboratories performing detection of
suspect/counterfeit parts to the requirements of AS6171, Test Methods
Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical,
Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts.
An Israeli man accused by the United States of selling US-made military
equipment to Iran cannot be extradited from Israel because he is too ill
to fly, his lawyer has told a court in Connecticut.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The U.S. will pour $100 million into two research
programs over the next four years to create the equivalent of a silicon
compiler aimed at significantly lowering the barriers to design chips. .
In recent years, the rise in counterfeit products has created a headache
for quality manufacturers and suppliers all around the world and
affecting a multitude of market sectors. The aerospace industry is no
exception to this phenomenon.
Component obsolescence was flagged as a supply chain threat by roughly
three-quarters of respondents to an Electronic Design and Source Today
survey, representing an almost seven percent jump over the last year.
SAN FRANCISCO — Semiconductor industry analysts and market watchers
expressed concern after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the
U.S. would impose 25% tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods, including
many products in the semiconductor supply chain.