ANDOVER, Mass.--Fusion Inc., an independent chip distributor, has introduced two measures to address counterfeiting issues in the semiconductor industry.
Fusion has built an ESD-compliant, test and measurement facility, where processors, memory, storage devices, active ICs, passive components and finished goods can be tested prior to shipment.
Fusion has opened a 6,000-sq.-foot facility to serve as the headquarters of the Fusion Test and Measurement Division. Fusion will test any suspect products, and will provide customers with the option, for no charge, to have any product inspected here prior to taking receipt of the goods.
In addition, the company has expanded its FusionFIRST program to include a no counterfeiting pledge, which the Andover-based distributor will back the products it ships with a $3 million guarantee.
"Counterfeiting is a challenge facing the entire distribution industry, and it needs to be addressed head on," said John Irving, executive vice president for Fusion, in a statement. "With our unique testing facility and $3 million guarantee, our customers can be completely confident that Fusion is taking a leading role in addressing this issue."