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Screening for Counterfeit Electronic Components

Screening for Counterfeit Electronic Components

X-ray Inspection of Components in PackagingCounterfeit products have been a growing problem worldwide, and the electronics industry has been no exception. Authentication of electronic components by electrical and physical testing can provide a cost-effective means of risk management, aimed at keeping counterfeits out of the supply chain.

In this presentation, we will review sources of counterfeit components, and discuss the capabilities and limitations of test processes used for authentication. We will then present examples of component authentication using these tools.

Credit / Source: Stephen Schoppe, Glenn Robertson, Process Sciences, Inc. - SMTAI Proceedings

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