Recent Articles

NAND Flash market heads towards shortage, Phison CEO forecasts

The NAND Flash market is set for a significant shift, as Phison's CEO, Pua Khein-Seng, predicts a shortage in the coming year. This forecast emerges amid a backdrop of production reductions by major memory chip manufacturers and a revitalising end market, leading to a...

U.S. Government invests $3B to boost semi packaging tech

In a strategic move to bolster its position in the semiconductor industry, the U.S. Government has committed $3 billion to advance its leadership in semiconductor packaging technologies, reports The Register. This investment, part of the CHIPS for America funding,...

Uncertainty looms over German chip fab funding for Intel and TSMC

Germany's ambitious plans to become a hub for semiconductor manufacturing, involving major players like Intel and TSMC, have hit a significant roadblock following a recent ruling by the country’s Federal Constitutional Court, reports The Register. The court deemed the...

Semiconductor industry forecast: surging towards sustainable growth

In an electrifying turn of events, the semiconductor industry is poised for a robust recovery, as forecasted by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The sector, crucial to the global electronics industry, is set to witness a 20.2% growth in 2024, escalating the...

Counterfeit Covid-19 test kits discovered

Mar 20, 2020

Counterfeiters are the scourge of every supply chain, and unfortunately a pandemic offers many opportunities for unscrupulous traders to pass counterfeit product into a panic-stricken supply chain – exposing users to risk and danger.  

Earlier in the week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Los Angeles International Airport intercepted a package containing suspected counterfeit COVID-19 test kits arriving from the United Kingdom.

CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles, said: “This significant interception, at a time when the U.S. is in the midst of a National Emergency, demonstrates our CBP officers’ vigilance and commitment to ensure dangerous goods are intercepted and not a threat to our communities and our people.”

As a pioneer in the detection of counterfeit electronic components, Astute Electronics commends the actions of these officers – more information here.  https://www.cbp.gov/node/357066

Astute Electronics understands the industry-wide problem of counterfeit electronics components, and we shield our customers from the risk of inferior, counterfeit parts entering their systems through the market-leading Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Programme (ACAP). /expertise/anti-counterfeit-detection/

Astute Electronics – Bringing you Safe Supply with the latest insights from trusted sources.