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REAL OR FAKE? THE COUNTERFEIT CHIP CONUNDRUM

Author: Hal Rotchadl
Company: Premier Semiconductor Services
Date Published: 10/4/2009   Conference: SMTA International


Abstract: Counterfeiting is clearly a growing problem in many industries, including electronics, around the world. As the financial impact of counterfeiting has grown over the years, so has the attention that has been devoted to it by everyone from packaging, assembly, and test engineers to procurement and quality personnel. Today, many feel that counterfeiting is the number one issue that threatens the electronics supply chain.



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