08 Oct '12, 5pm

Counterfeiting: The Worst Is Yet to Come - EBN #NDAA #StopNDAA

Incidents of counterfeit components in the electronics supply chain are maintaining a record pace so far this year, according to IHS . Year-to-date, 2012 has the potential to surpass 2011: Counterfeit incident reports from the beginning of the year through the end of August averaged 107.3 per month, up slightly from 107.1 in 2011… on a sequential 12-month basis, a total of 1,336 separate verified counterfeit-part incidents have been made for transactions involving a minimum of 834,079 purchased parts. These figures are considered conservative because purchased parts reflect only a subset of all reported incidents. IHS also notes the data coincides with an important milestone in anti-counterfeiting efforts in the US: These new counterfeit report figures arrive at a time when the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is scheduled to update the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulati...

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