Electronics Counterfeiters Get Their Day in Court

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Just before the holidays in December 2015 the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut was quite busy: three Chinese nationals were arrested and held on federal criminal complaints pertaining to counterfeit Xilinx components and stolen, military-grade semiconductors from the U.S. Navy that were set to be exported from the United States. On the same day, Jeffrey Krantz was sentenced for his part in a case involving distributor Harry Krantz Co. Jeffrey Krantz was charged with supplying customers “[…] with falsely remarked ...

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Counterfeit electronics persistent threat to business and lives

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Counterfeit electronics is a persistent matter that will be not easily go away, says Michael Cacheiro, vice president, supply chain management at Lockheed Martin. Incidents will continue to increase, as “counterfeit electronics used by the military increased by 250 percent between 2005-2008 and quadrupled from 2009-2012,” and 21 percent comes from authorized distributers.

He made his comments ten minutes from my office at the American Aerospace & Defense 2015 summit. During Cacheiro’s presentation on counterfeit electronics, he discussed how ...

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FBI arrests counterfeit chip traffickers

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The U.S. Department of Justice is bringing criminal charges against three Chinese nationals for trafficking in stolen Intel and Xilinx chips.

The three defendants are charged with illegally redistributing military semiconductors and selling counterfeit hardware to US military contractors.

“In October 2014 and in March 2015, Yan (Ben Yan, one of the three men charged) sold a total of 45 counterfeit Intel microprocessors to an undercover agent who had advised Yan that the components would be used on a U.S. ...

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Purchasing Confidence Surges in September

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More buyers of electronic components expressed a positive outlook on the economy in September, as the Global Purchasing Index surged more than 8% to a reading of 124. The GPI has remained above the 100-point mark indicating economic optimism all year, but the September reading sets an all-time record for the index, which launched in January 2014.

“Shipments are still below where we want them, but good activity is happening, so the market should pick up for Q4 shipments,” ...

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Texas Instruments, Xilinx Duped by Russia Export Ring, U.S. Says

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Chip makers may testify in trial of accused conspirators
U.S. alleges computer chips were provided to Russian military
The unmarked business in an office park on the outskirts of Houston claimed to make traffic lights. In reality, it was a spy-run outfit that shipped sensitive technology to the Russian military, according to the U.S.

By claiming to be a manufacturer, Arc Electronics Inc. duped companies including Texas Instruments Inc., Xilinx ...

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DoD’s First Pass at Grey Market Regulation

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More Vendors, More Problems

The government acquisition process is a complex one. It is not set up to be nimble, nor is it structured to keep pace with the commercial sector, of which the majority of grey market material is supplied by. The U.S. government gets a great deal of heat for many things, including fostering the introduction of counterfeit components into the supply chain, but when you really study how their procurement process is setup, when you break ...

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Defense Department Proposes to Expand Applicability of Electronic-Counterfeit-Parts Regulations; Tens of Thousands of Contractors and Subcontractors—Including Small Businesses—Affected

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Defense Department Proposes to Expand Applicability of Electronic-Counterfeit-Parts Regulations; Tens of Thousands of Contractors and Subcontractors—Including Small Businesses—Affected
September 22, 2015

It has long been a goal of the Federal government to eliminate counterfeit parts—parts of unknown (and likely false) origin and uncertain reliability—from the procurement supply chain. But these efforts have picked up pace in recent years, imposing significant compliance obligations on holders of Federal contracts and their subcontractors.

In response to Congressional legislation, the ...

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DARPA’s Proposed Dielets to Guard Against Counterfeiting

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Ask engineers to solve a problem, and they’re bound to come with something. The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) can attest to that.

Last year, the agency published a call for proposals turning to engineers to develop a nearly microscopic component that could be attached to system components. The idea behind the Supply Chain Hardware Integrity of Electronics Defense (SHIELD) program was to come up with a way to help identify and combat counterfeit and suspect electronic ...

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GPI Inches Up in July

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Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but rises only slightly following a jump in June.

Global Purchasing’s monthly business optimism report registered 116.3 in July, an increase of 0.3% over June and an indication that business conditions remain stable for most buyers of electronic components.

The monthly Global Purchasing Index measures optimism among buyers at original equipment manufacturing (OEM), contract manufacturing (CM), and electronics manufacturing services providers (EMS). A reading above 100 indicates optimism, and a reading below 100 ...

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New York Man Admits Supplying Falsely Remarked Computer Chips Used in U.S. Military Helicopters

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Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEFFREY KRANTZ, 50, of New York, N.Y., waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips, many of which were used in U.S. Military and commercial helicopters.

“The distribution of unapproved microprocessor chips and other electronic components for use by the U.S. Military poses a serious threat to the safety of the men and ...

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