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Counterfeit semiconductors: Too frequent a problem to tolerate

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Brian Fuller2
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Brian Fuller2   12/6/2010 11:58:50 PM
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Dan, point taken, however, this is a guest blog rather than a news story. And while we work hard to make sure that even blogs are minimally self-serving, they are written from a perspective...in this case, Rochester's. Your comment, though, makes me think we have to do a better job of delineating the difference between a news story and a contributed article.

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danlutes   11/29/2010 4:22:26 PM
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Am I the only one who notices that this is not a "news article" but a blatant advertisement for a distributor? When you get to the last two paragraphes you finally notice that you've been reading the print version of an infomercial.

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zeeglen   11/17/2010 11:54:17 PM
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"Another tactic is reclamation of components from used equipment that has been discarded – counterfeiters strip out the semiconductors, then repackage and sell them to unsuspecting OEMs." This was a problem at a place where I used to work. They would buy hard-to-get FPGAs from these shifty suppliers. Only problem was these FPGAs were one-time-only programmable, and had already been programmed.

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ahshabazz   11/17/2010 9:01:52 PM
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RFID tag = bad idea, new2coding. With RFID, anyone with the right equipment (costs less than $1000) can track you; not just government.

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