Continued Vigilance Keeps Counterfeit Items Out of Supply Chain

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NRC finds industry guidance adequate to detect, prevent counterfeit goods
Existing regulations provide adequate protection of public health and safety
Licensees’ continued vigilance prevents fake goods from entering supply chain

July 2, 2015—The NRC staff last week said agency regulations and industry oversight are effectively preventing the introduction of counterfeit, fraudulent and suspect items (CFSI) into nuclear facilities.

“Although supply chains for other industrial sectors may ...

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Cisco sees need to clamp down on counterfeit products

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Dubai: Counterfeit IT products and software are causing a great concern to the industry and the government and it is a challenging issue facing the industry, said a top Cisco official.

Rabih Dabboussi, managing director of Cisco UAE, told Gulf News, that fake products are often manufactured using substandard or unapproved components and can put Middle East customers’ networks at risk, leaving them exposed to performance, reliability, safety and security problems that could disrupt their business.

Counterfeit products and pirated ...

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Global Purchasing Index

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By Victoria Fraza Kickham, Distribution Editor

A monthly benchmark that gauges purchasing professionals’ views on procurement activity in the electronic components marketplace. A reading below 100 indicates pessimism; a reading above 100 indicates optimism.

GPI Rises 6% in June

Electronics buyers report increased optimism in June, as new orders, purchasing activity remain stable.

Economic optimism among electronic components buyers rose nearly 6% in June, as the Global Purchasing Index (GPI) measured 116, its highest level since March.

The GPI surveys a panel of ...

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Counterfeit Parts Persist in the Face of Arrests & Convictions

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Production and distribution of counterfeit parts continues to soar across a wide range of industries even as arrests and convictions are on the rise. According to Timothy Gifford, SVP and general council secretary at ball bearings company SKF USA Inc., three US government agencies and the government of China are now arresting those who participate in counterfeiting. Counterfeiters are getting nabbed at production facilities in China and at US ports.

At an SKF event in Philadelphia earlier this month, Gifford noted ...

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Tiny Spirals May Make Counterfeiting Impossible

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Counterfeiting today has become epidemic for all things valuable, from currency to credit cards to microchips. Making sure that fakes can be detected is an on-going process that researchers worldwide are developing, with many successes like the holograms on credit cards and currency. Now researchers at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) believe they have found another technique that may work even better — embedding microscopic Archimedean spirals that return a unique signature signal when pulsed by ...

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Anti-Counterfeit Update: Traceability, Software Rank as Top Issues

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It has been about a year since the most recent Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) took effect, outlining new measures suppliers must take to help keep counterfeit electronic parts out of the government’s supply channel. Manufacturers and distributors of electronic components continue to adjust to the new requirements, and debate continues over reporting and traceability issues. There is also growing concern over software and how the industry will deal with the potential for malicious or faulty software in devices ...

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Tytronix/Epic (Peter Picone) supply chain risk

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Recently an excerpt of sales transactions from the Peter Picone, Tytronix/Epic court case was released to enable Tytronix/Epic customers to check their inventories for counterfeit ICs. There are 826 transactions between 2007 and 2012 documented where goods purchased from China by Tytronix/Epic and were sold to Independent Distributors. Although Global IC Trading Group never purchased any material from Tytronix and/or Epic we completed an audit of our transaction history against the list to determine if any of the transactions could ...

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Global IC Trading Speaks at ERAI Conference

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Global IC Trading Group’s Lori LeRoy presented at the ERAI Conference in San Diego on April 22, 2015. Ms. LeRoy co-presented with Mark Northrup of IEC Electronics. This presentation was part of the Training Track “A Standards-Based Way To Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Parts” and Ms. LeRoy and Mr. Northrup presenting based on a sellers perspective on how to avoid the acceptance of counterfeit components. The title of the Presentation was “EMS Supply Chain Security Timeline: Past, Present and Future” which ...

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5 Ways the Fight Against Counterfeit Electronic Components is Evolving

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War on Counterfeit

Most electronics industry professionals agree that the industry is more vigilant and doing a better job of keeping counterfeit electronic components off the plant floor than they were just five or 10 years ago. But they also say that counterfeiters are getting better at their craft and that detection is becoming even harder—key reasons suppliers can’t weaken their resolve in the fight against counterfeit parts. A host of recent events, including newly released standards and a long-awaited ...

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It’s Official: Amazon is Selling Components

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The announcement heralds “convenience, business-only selection and pricing and free two-day shipping.” “Catalog distributor” you say? Nope. Amazon.com/business, which was announced today.

In many ways, it’s the distribution industry’s worst nightmare. To date, the esoteric, complex and often-expensive electronics components that engineers use to design high-tech products were sold predominantly directly from suppliers or through authorized electronics distributors. Small orders of components — single items, in some cases — were the domain of catalog (or low-volume, high mix) ...

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