Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 3
Zappers
User Rank
Rookie
re: Ferreting out the fakes in the chip supply chain
Zappers   8/16/2011 1:11:59 PM
NO RATINGS
It is not only US where counterfeit portable memory chips are sold but all over the world. Memory Chips (especially upgraded ones which are originally 512Mb are sold as 2GB) are sold one third of the price of original 2GB memory Chips. I am almost postive that Asia consumes probably equally or even much more of these counterfeits than USA today!!!

ibm221
User Rank
Rookie
re: Ferreting out the fakes in the chip supply chain
ibm221   8/16/2011 7:32:46 AM
NO RATINGS
this is devil, dude, and it's everywhere. US president could also lie about his everything.

Etmax
User Rank
Rookie
re: Ferreting out the fakes in the chip supply chain
Etmax   8/16/2011 12:18:56 AM
NO RATINGS
I'm sorry Cliff, but the author did cover what you said elaborating on how the parts make their way into the "official" channels. Yes most of it is grey market, but there are exceptions. Consider also that the semi companies now manufacture in china and distribute to the world from there. What makes you think that a country that puts melamine in baby milk resulting in kidney damage won't add a duds to the mix?

maryl19
User Rank
Rookie
re: Ferreting out the fakes in the chip supply chain
maryl19   8/16/2011 12:10:00 AM
NO RATINGS
It is not always a matter of money. Sometimes the "gray market" is the only choice if you are supporting designs that require obsolete components when there are issues redesigning the product to use newer parts. I believe the article mentions this in relation to the military and aerospace industries.

Cliff Keller
User Rank
Rookie
re: Ferreting out the fakes in the chip supply chain
Cliff Keller   8/15/2011 7:55:33 PM
NO RATINGS
I disagree with the tone of this article. It is actually very easy to avoid counterfeit and reused devices. Just buy the devices directly from the supplier or through franchised distributors. The problems come from buying through "gray market" sources to save a little money.

<<   <   Page 3 / 3


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Feast Your Orbs on My Jiggly Exercise Machine
Max Maxfield
46 comments
Last weekend, I was chatting with my mother on the phone. She's all excited that I'm coming over to visit for a week in November. "I'll be seeing you in only seven weeks," she trilled ...

Glen Chenier

Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier
3 comments
It is often said that "the devil is in the details." All too often those details are hidden deep within a datasheet, where you can easily overlook them. When a datasheet reference circuit ...

David Blaza

RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza
120 comments
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)