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Traceability: A Counterfeiting Panacea or a Cure?

Discussions regarding counterfeit electronics components almost inevitably come around to finger-pointing: if a bogus part enters the supply chain it is distribution’s fault; or independent distribution’s; or the buyer’s; or a situation that require buyers to go outside the authorized channel; or COTS programs; or an EMS. Original component manufacturers (OCMs) and OEMs are rarely involved in…

DLA Considers Expanding DNA-Marking Program

In a typical electronics product, a system is only as strong as its weakest link. Therefore, it is the best interest of system builders to ensure none of the parts or subassemblies it uses are suspect. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which currently uses Applied DNA Sciences’ DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology for microcircuits, is considering expanding…

AVX Gets DLA OK for Accu-L Inductors

AVX Corp., a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, today announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-L(R) Series thin film inductors in 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes. Currently unique in their ability to provide extremely low inductance values (0.56nH) and ultra-tight inductor…