Finally the authorities are starting to shut down the companies that are flooding the market with fakes. There is serious danger in providing these components to manufacturers, especially in the defense, medical and aerospace sector. We believe this second big bust (MVP in 2009) should send a chilling message to all of the others who are taking in windfall profits by either purposefully purchasing countereit components or just turning a blind eye and sending them off to their customers without a thourough inspection.
See some great footage and pictures of the bust at this link;
See the official government press release at this link;
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.