Electronic Component Counterfeit Incidents Continue To Rise
The state of the industry has changed in a few key ways that provide strong motivation to counterfeiters. Fake parts made to look real, substandard parts and scrapped parts that should have been destroyed by the manufacturer are all making their way back into the supply chain. In 2011, over 1300 counterfeit incidents were reported to the ERAI from around the world. That’s more than double the number reported in 2010 and 2008, and quadruple the number reported in 2009. Counterfeit parts often are cheap substitutes or fail to meet quality requirements, leading to potential failures. However, each incident can include thousands of purchased parts.
"Counterfeit parts represent a serious and growing risk to the electronics supply chain in general and to the aerospace and defense industry in particular," said Rory King, director, supply chain product marketing at IHS
Lintech Components has proudly built a reputation as being a trusted supplier to the Military and Aerospace communities.Lintech Components has taken a proactive role with state-of-the-art counterfeit avoidance policies and Quality Management Systems certified by ISO9001:2008, AS9120:2002, ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007, I.D.E.A, STD 1010A and SAE AS5553 Compliant. Lintech Components is part of an exclusive group of distributors to become CCAP-101 Certified for Counterfeit Components Avoidance Program. Our focus has always been on quality and we are dedicated to staying on the front edge of counterfeit detection. We continue to provide our customers with the assurance that the components we provide will perform as expected in their products.