Counterfeit Components Reach an All Time High in 2011

We continue to hope with the greater awareness about counterfeits that the crooks will go out of business and this problem will quietly go away.  The opposite seems to be happening.  Even though almost everyone is aware of the problem there are more and more counterfeits being reported every year.  There are no good answers yet to stop the flow of counterfeits into the supply chain.  The used part supply continues to be fed from the wealthy nations to the developing countries where they refinish the parts and send them easily back to unsuspecting buyers.  See this link for more details.

Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.

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