Europe has a lot to say about Counterfeit Semiconductors. Part II: Both the exhibitors and the customers agree about the solution.

Rochester and all the companies exhibiting at Electronica, especially the original component manufacturers, are looking to help customers by providing authorizedcomponents that eliminate the possibility of counterfeit.

As counterfeiters get more sophisticated, they are employing increasingly clever techniques to pass off fake components. However, what is interesting is that 40% of counterfeit components that are reported can be easily purchased from authorized sources.
In conversations here at Electronica, many have said that third party testing, visual testing and any electrical testing that does not utilize the OCM test programs are not definitive methods of identifying counterfeit components.

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