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How to spot counterfeit electronic components

Counterfeits electronic components are Electronic components that are misleading as to the origin or quality relating to the parts. It is possible to counterfeit a certain electronic component and potentially infringe one’s trademark license rights.  Counterfeit parts often have inferior specifications and quality. They may be a hazard in a critical system such as an aircraft navigation and life support equipment or space vehicle. The sale in consumer markets of electronic components making it easier for counterfeiters to integrate inferior and counterfeit goods into the market.  The Global Chip Shortage has affected our lives more than you think, and it’s…

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