Counterfeit electronic parts have become a significant cause
of worry in the electronics part supply chain. Most of the counterfeit parts
detected in the electronics industry are either new or surplus parts or
salvaged scrap parts. The packaging of these parts is altered to modify their
identity or to disguise the effects of salvaging. The modification can be as
simple as the removal of old marking and then adding new marking, or as
complicated as recovery of a die and repackaging. (Source: Screening for
Counterfeit Electronic Parts - Bhanu Sood and Diganta Das - Center for Advanced
Life Cycle Engineering)
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