Counterfeit Parts

Classic Case of Blacktop in an Indent

By July 18, 2011June 28th, 2021No Comments

This picture is a clear portrayal of the blacktopping material spilling over into the pin one indicator on this IC.  This is the easiest way to detect counterfeits.  It is nearly impossible for the counterfeiters to keep the indents clean and uniform after sanding down the parts and painting over the old surface.