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Continued Collaboration Is Needed to Combat Counterfeiting

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Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   5/4/2014 12:29:44 AM
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On another note... are there counterfeit bitcoins? How has that not come up?

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Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   4/24/2014 2:41:57 PM
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It's hard to imagine that even bolts can be counterfeited and passed off as the genuine article. In fact, the FAA found that some airline crashes were due to counterfeit bolts made from inferior materials and simply sheared in half under vibrational loads. Scary, to say the least.   

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But there are a few problems.......
William K.   4/15/2014 10:05:35 AM
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I certainly agree that counterfieting of varios components is a seriuos hazard, and that some fake parts are very difficult to identify. The one fairly simple to spot product that I have found is "counterfiet wire", which is real wire but marked as a larger size conductor than it really is. A simple micrometer or caliper check will reveal that the conductor is not the diameter corresponding to the marked gage. The first prompting to do this check came after a remark that the wire size looked too small for the gage printed on the insulation. Upon checking the wire marked as #12 was found to be the equivalent of #15, checking against a wire size chart. That was quite a revalation.

I had previously thought that the counterfieting problem was only with complex integrated circuits, which take much more effort to verify as functioning correctly. So much for that illusion. 

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Making Counterfeit Obsolete with Social Media
ed091954   4/14/2014 6:31:36 PM
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Tom Grace has made some great points here.  Collaboration and Transparency is the missing link in the supply chain.

 

For at least two decades, the best anti-counterfeiting efforts have not kept counterfeit components out of the electronic components supply chain.  The grey market is massive, with good and bad suppliers throughout.  How safely can you buy products?

 

Social Media brings openness to the grey market.  The majority of consumers, rely on ratings and reviews about suppliers before they make a purchasing decision.

 

We must improve ways to properly inform buyers and engineers on bad suppliers and report counterfeit products through collaboration which is the mission and objective of the Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN).

 

Someone has got to get Talking.  Check out our infographic that identifies how...

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