June 2014 Archives

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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