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Identify, avoid counterfeit ICs

Posted: 10 May 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Counterfeiting  IC  electronic system 

Counterfeiting as an international industry affects virtually everything made or manufactured, from auto parts to purses and watches to prescription drugs. In contrast to other counterfeit items, the ramifications of a counterfeit IC device failure in an electronic system are more than just inconvenience or a minor loss of money. This article explains the dangers of counterfeit ICs. It also discusses how to identify and avoid the purchase of these devices.

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Originally published by Maxim Integrated Products Inc. at as "Counterfeit ICs—the Serious Problem that Only We Can Make Go Away".

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