The electronics industry has developed some of the most ground-breaking technologies in human history. Yet, the best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics.
To some extent, technology advancements have only added to the problem: electronic components can now be cloned so well that they cannot be distinguished from the genuine article. But counterfeiting is not just a technology issue —procurement and supply chain practices also contribute to the proliferation of fake devices.
Currently, there is no silver bullet solution for counterfeit electronics. At the same time, the breadth of anti-counterfeiting systems and tools is extensive. Information remains a powerful means of thwarting criminal efforts. SiliconExpert, which provides a variety of tools and services that enhance supply chain and component security, recently hosted The SiliconExpert Market Insights: Counterfeit Risk & Mitigation Thought Leader Panel Discussion. The webinar is available on demand at https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1911029/8E18D846C8BB16A20DC474BC63031D8B.