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Detecting counterfeit electronics & materials – event announced

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum will be co-hosting the Counterfeit Electronics and Materials Symposium at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, UK, on 14-15 March 2023 alongside the U.S. electronics bodies, SMTA and CALCE. The event will focus on current...

Industrial sensor sales remain strong

Sales of semiconductor sensors are expected to continue to achieve double-digit YOY growth, driven by the popularity of smart embedded controls and rising sales prices due to semiconductor shortages, reports IC Insights. Tight supplies and shortages of sensors for...

Designers are adapting to the chip shortage

As OEMs continue to struggle to secure essential components, engineering teams are being asked to consider component sourcing when developing the next generation of their products, reports EPS News. A recent survey found a majority – 74 percent – of global companies...

IC market expected to rebound – IC Insights

The IC market is expected to rebound in 2Q23 after a short bottoming out, reports IC Insights. "Given that the IC industry has never registered a four-quarter sequential IC market decline, expectations are high for a return to IC market growth beginning in 2Q23....

Fighting counterfeit: Amazon sites listed as ‘notorious markets’

May 13, 2020

The UK and four other Amazon country websites have been placed on a list of ‘Notorious Markets’ by the US Government in a crackdown on counterfeit products, reports the FT.

In a 49-page annual report into intellectual property violations, piracy and counterfeiting, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) named Amazon domains registered in the UK, Canada, France, Germany and India as markets it would be adding to the list of notorious markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeit products.

“In addition, as the scale and sophistication of the counterfeiters have continued to grow and evolve over the years, these right holders indicate that Amazon should commit the resources necessary to make their brand protection programs scalable, transparent, and most importantly, effective,” the report notes.

The US has been looking at ways to block counterfeit goods from entering the market for some time.