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Jun 01, 2015

Anti-Counterfeit Update: Traceability, Software Rank as Top Issues

Suppliers grapple with ongoing anti-counterfeit efforts, as the need to change behaviors in the buying community grows. ECIA’s Robin Gray offers....More
Nov 10, 2014

Constantly Purchasing Quality

Counterfeit and sub-standard devices can easily enter the supply chain without safeguards in place; the Constant Initiative can help mitigate risk....More
Sep 23, 2014

Wanted: Common-Sense Procurement Practices

Now is the time for government agencies to develop better relationships with the semiconductor industry and employ purchasing practices that make a....More
Apr 16, 2014

Educated Buyers Can Stem the Flow of Counterfeit Parts1

Buyers are on the front lines of the war against counterfeit components and will play an even larger role as suppliers expand into new verticals such....More
Mar 01, 2013

Anti-counterfeit movement gains momentum2

Industry has done much to raise awareness about the dangers of counterfeit electronic components, but engineers and procurement professionals remain....More
Jan 09, 2013

Survey Says: Buyers want information, education on counterfeit electronics3

Engineers and purchasers say they need help identifying quality sources of supply on the open market to steer clear of counterfeit components....More
Nov 29, 2012

Managing Excess Inventory and Protecting Your Obsolete and End-of-Life Parts2

Keep excess inventory in check with smart solutions that don’t cost you money, help improve your business and work to fight the flow of counterfeit....More

Victoria Kickham

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out...
What's Eye on Counterfeit ?

Global Purchasing editors along with executives from throughout the electronics supply chain comment on trends and issues in the fight against counter

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