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Caveat Emptor - Man Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Sub Parts Case

It’s not just talk, it really is critical that you purchase from vetted sources you can trust and that you remember there may be a nefarious reason for that surprisingly low price you’re being quoted. Caveat emptor or you could end up with counterfeit components hawked by the likes of Peter Picone of Tytronix and Epic International Electronics… As reported in military.com, a man who admitted sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut and other customers acknowledged Thursday [May 29, 2014] the substandard parts could have put people’s lives in danger. Peter Picone faces up to 46 months after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit military goods.  Read more in this June 4, AP News military.com story.

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Component Obsolescence: Is Your Process Up to the Challenge?

Component Obsolescence: Is Your Process Up to the Challenge?

Electronic component obsolescence presents unique product design challenges such as continuity, quality, cost management, and support for the total life of the product. There are constraints on components and substitutions based on the original board design, customer requirements (e.g., cost, time, functional, environmental requirements), ability to match components for identical drop-in capability versus re-design or interposer modules to resize and allow for drop-in, impact of semiconductor die shrinks on functionality(e.g., noise susceptibility, drive capability, signal integrity, different edge rates, etc.), and supply issues for the immediate and life of the product time frames.

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What to Look for When Sourcing from an Independent Electronic Component Distributor

The stress of buying obsolete, allocated and hard-to-find electronic components from independent distributors is enormous. This is not only due to having to find products on time and on-budget, but also the uncertainty of buying authentic parts from unreliable independent distributors. In today’s uncertain market, as a buyer, you must ask yourself: “What should I look for when choosing an independent electronic component distributor for my most difficult and urgent procurement needs?”

The stress of buying obsolete, allocated and hard-to-find electronic components from independent distributors is enormous. This is not only due to having to find products on time and on-budget, but also the uncertainty of buying authentic parts from unreliable independent distributors.

What to Look for When Sourcing from an Independent Electro

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Lintech Components : A Long Standing I.D.E.A. Member

The Independent distributors of electronics association (IDEA), is a non profit trade assocation supported by a group of quality and ethically oriented independent distributors of electronic components. Lintech Components stands among an explusive group that has maintained membership to the association for over 5 years, and is dedicated to the advancement of industry ethics and integrity. Utilizing a comprehensive approach that focuses on programs and best practices that establish quality standards, IDEA provides the industry with the access to and sharing of relevant information.

The independent distributors of electronics association (IDEA), is a non-profit trade association supported by a group of quality and ethically oriented independent distributors of electronic components. Lintech Components stands among an exclusive group that has maintained membership to the association for over 5 years, and is dedicated to the advancement of industry ethics and integrity. 

 

The independent distributors of electronics association (IDEA), is a non-profit trade association supported by a group of quality and ethically oriented independent distributors of electronic components. Lintech Components stands among an exclusive group that has maintained membership to the association for over 5 years, and is dedicated to the advancement of industry ethics and integrity. Utilizing a comprehensive approach that focuses on programs and best practices that establish quality standards, IDEA provides the industry with the access to and sharing of rel

 
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IEMI Readies Its Anti-Counterfeit Plan

IEMI Readies Its Anti-Counterfeit Plan

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, an association of semiconductor OEMs, claims to have new ways to keep counterfeit components out of your supply chain. If it doesn't, it won't be for lack of effort. First envisioned way back in 2011, the project called for companies to donate a small amount of staff time -- about three hours a week -- to analyzing data from supply chain operations. The goal was to identify where the fake goods were most likely to wiggle into the production process.At first they identified four types of products that appeared most appealing to counterfeiters.

 

 

 

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Anti-Counterfeit Movement Gains Momentum

Anti-counterfeit Movement Gains Momentum

 

Industry has done much to raise awareness about the dangers of counterfeit electronic components, but by and large engineers and procurement professionals remain concerned about how to combat the problem. A counterfeit components study from Penton Media’s Design Engineering and Sourcing Group identified these and other trends last summer, highlighting the growing counterfeit problem across the entire electronics supply chain.

 

 

 

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Foreign Attacks on US Commercial Information and Technology Continues to Rise

Cyber threats are currently the top issue on the minds of the Senate Armed Services Committee.  This only intensifies an already growing concern surrounding attacks on our commercial information and technologies, something the electronic component distributors and buyers have long been aware of. 

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Lintech Components has successfully completed the necessary requirements to become an AS6081 compliant distributor.

Lintech Components has successfully completed the necessary requirements to become an AS6081 compliant distributor.  This requirement will be the new standard for electronic component distributors to detect counterfeit components and develop as well as implement a counterfeit electronic parts control plan that documents its processes used for risk mitigation, disposition and reporting of counterfeit parts.   

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Implementing Quality Procurement

Lintech’s Vendor Management System has been developed for more than negotiating the lowest costs with our suppliers, it is about sourcing quality products first. Lintech has a strict supplier qualification and criteria to determine vendor selection.
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Supplying Quality Products

Lintech’s takes counterfeiting seriously. We have taken significant measures to ensure that we supply quality and authentic products with our state of the art counterfeit avoidance program in place, known as C.A.P.P.
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Providing Quality People

Our team is our most valuable resource and the main reason for Lintech’s success. For over 20 years our staff have developed solid relationships with corporate suppliers and customers. Our loyal customer base is due to a professional group of quality pe
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