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Quick Poll: Are counterfeit electronics a problem for you? 

Sept. 14, 2023
Bogus electronic components are the bane of any OEM. How is it affecting you?

Counterfeit and gray market electronics can cause major problems for anyone trying to build an electronic product from smartphones to industrial IoT (IIoT) sensors and controllers. These parts can range from complete fakes to those that don't meet specifications, such as a consumer-grade part destined for aircraft electronics. We would like to know how counterfeit parts affect your company.

Add a comment if you have additional insights and check out Supply Chain Connect's "Quick Chat: 5 Red Flags for Spotting Counterfeits" article and podcast. 

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William G. Wong | Senior Content Director

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I earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in Computer Science from Rutgers University. I still do a bit of programming using everything from C and C++ to Rust and Ada/SPARK. I do a bit of PHP programming for Drupal websites. I have posted a few Drupal modules.  

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