One of the inevitable consequences of the global chip shortage is an increase in counterfeit products, writes Tech Republic.
“When companies find themselves in a distress purchasing situation, they let their guard down and may not be aware right away that they have been sold illegal parts.”
“Companies have to be vigilant when they are dealing with independent distributors because they buy and sell components on online open markets,” they reported. “Because parts can change hands various times, it can be difficult to trace the origins and credentials of the original seller.”
It’s important to check the records of the company that is selling the components and conducting thorough tests on the parts, reported Tech Republic, while acknowledging that often businesses don’t have the time to do this.
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