Just how prevalent is the problem of counterfeit electronic parts? What are the consequences of using sub-par components in safety or mission critical systems?
The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that 2% of the 26 million airline parts installed each year are counterfeit, accounting for more than 520,000 units, maybe more. In the episode “Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Supply Chains at Risk” (30:25) we hear from industry experts from Secure Components, SAE International, TTI, Inc., SMT Corporation, and the University of Maryland on the ramifications of this growing problem in the marketplace and the possible ways of addressing it now and in the future.
This episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:
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