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10/24/2011 01:13 PM EDT
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batavier
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batavier   10/24/2011 9:34:00 PM
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There are two types of sources for parts: (authorized) distributors and brokers. Almost all military contractors I know, and work for or have worked for, only buy from factory authorized distributors. Buying from a broker, even ethical ones that have anti-counterfeit policies in force, poses an incalculable risk, for high-rel circuits,

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Code Monkey   10/24/2011 9:31:05 PM
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A chip company (or several) should sue CBP for their losses caused by pointless redaction. They'll change their interpretation of the Trade Secrets Act real fast. Counterfeit parts are a shameful cost for both consumers and OEMs. OTOH, this may spur the market for test equipment and microscopes.

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fdunn0   10/24/2011 9:24:01 PM
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You actually think that the military and their contractors are going to learn from this? NOT! But I am in complete agreement with you as if/when we were to have political issues with these countries then no more parts for our military! I think the military are fools to purchase any component that is mission critical that is not designed and manufactured in the continental U.S.

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pdudley   10/24/2011 8:59:25 PM
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The solution is simple: Bring the manufacturing back HOME. Stop supporting slave labor, uncontrolled pollution and counterfeiting. The additional plus is it would also create jobs!

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DAH2136   10/24/2011 4:52:09 PM
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Now imagine that State was helping create the counterfeits. Pretty cool way of infiltrating a system.

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