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Minimize Supply Chain Risk: Detecting Counterfeit Components


Counterfeit components continue to pose a great threat to electronics manufacturing. The Department of Defense provided guidelines for electronic component counterfeit detection and avoidance; however, did not specify which Inspection Test & Authentication method must be followed. When it comes to testing methods, not all standards are equal. Selecting a less stringent standard could put you at risk. This article explains methods to minimize supply chain risk and reviews differences in testing standards.

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