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Counterfeiting is big business – Source Today

With realities like the global chip shortage prompting more “bad actors” to develop unapproved reproductions or copies of the real thing, the companies that make anti-counterfeit and tamper-proof packaging are continually developing new ways to combat these crimes,...

NAND and DRAM are set to hit new revenue records

Market research and strategy consulting company, Yole Développement, says that despite the numerous global challenges, the memory market will grow to over USD 260 billion in 2027. “Amid trade-war tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic, the stand-alone memory market has...

Component prices increase 5-40%; lead times extend to 12 months

Electronic component prices are on the rise, with one chipmaker increasing prices between 5 percent and 40 percent in the past quarter, reports EPS News. More tech companies mentioned “pricing” during their Q1 earnings calls than any other sector, including consumer...

Bill takes fresh approach to combat counterfeit electronics

May 10, 2022
Electronics counterfeit mitigation

A new bill that’s currently making its way through the U.S. Senate is taking aim at electronics counterfeiting by thwarting the flow of waste products that are being sent to China and other regions of the world, reports Source Today.

SEERA, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act, was introduced to help control the export of electronic waste (“e-waste”) in order to ensure that such waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may re-enter military and civilian electronics supply chains in the US, and for other purposes. It would also help expand domestic recycling activity, versus just shipping discarded electronic parts overseas.

“In addition to defending against a national security threat,” the bill’s sponsor, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, said in a press release, “our legislation would support the domestic recycling industry, create new jobs at home, and dispose of electronics in an environmentally friendly way.”

Astute is a highly accredited, quality-driven procurement expert, with a list of clients that includes the world’s leading defence suppliers. Our mission is to shield you against inferior quality products and services. As such, our operations are run in accordance with quality processes including AS6081 that mitigates the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.

The bespoke Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Programme (ACAP) is market-leading in its process and offers a secure, warranted route for these occasions. For parts obtained through non-traceable routes, Astute will subject products to rigorous destructive and non-destructive testing through their ACAP scheme, encompassing the AS6081 anti-counterfeit standards.

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