21 Mar 2022 -
 Defence

Fake-chip danger to national security & critical projects – The Register

counterfeit mitigation

Counterfeiters are making the most of the ongoing electronics supply crunch by peddling sham semiconductors to desperate buyers – and it’s caught the attention of governments, says The Register.

Citing a new Interpol report, the article says: “Counterfeiters are exploiting the global supply shortage in semiconductor chips. Supply chains are global and vulnerable to the introduction of counterfeits since typically several distributors handle components before they reach the manufacturing sites. Tracing the original supplier of the counterfeit semiconductors can be difficult when trademarked counterfeit chips are verified by the semiconductor firms.”

The report says there are all sorts of fake chips and components. Some are imitations that try to work like the real thing. Some are worn-out or broken parts dressed up to appear new and working. Some are completely different components that are rebadged.

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