Nichia Corporation (hereinafter, Nichia) is aware that a large number of counterfeit Nichia laser diode (LD) products have been present within the market; much of this volume has been bought/sold and traded in China. According to a Nichia investigation, one of the examples of this is an LD model with the part number as “NDB7B77” is being sold on the internet as a genuine Nichia LD model. However, this part number is not a legitimate Nichia LD part number and this LD has not been designed/produced by Nichia.
Customers should be aware that such counterfeit LDs have not undergone Nichia’s rigorous quality inspections and may not meet Nichia’s quality standards. Low-quality counterfeit LDs may cause negative consequences (e.g. damage to the system or in some cases, unknowing/unintentional involvement in illegal activities). If this occurs, Nichia will not be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of counterfeit Nichia products. Customers are advised not to purchase/use counterfeit Nichia LD products under any circumstances.