The recent earthquake and tsunami are causing issues with some manufacturers of electronic components. Reuters has identified Toshiba, Sony, Freescale, and Panasonic as manufacturers that have halted or slowed down manufacturing of certain production lines. There are already price hikes on some of these products in the open market. A Toshiba part we were quoted last week at $2.00 is now being quoted at $10.00. See Reuters article 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.