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Counterfeit Chips are Getting Better, Despite Arrests

| September 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

While government and industry officials continue to debate the best strategy for deterring counterfeit parts, there’s no question that electronics counterfeiting remains a large and growing threat to U.S. military security. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) calls counterfeit electronic components “a major problem,” that has resulted in more than 1 million suspected […]

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DLA Shifts DNA’s Role in Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts

| September 15, 2015 | 7 Comments
DLA Shifts DNA’s Role in Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts

Many semiconductor manufacturers and distributors breathed a sigh of relief last December after the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) discontinued a controversial anti-counterfeiting requirement that suppliers mark all chips sold to the agency with ink containing plant-based deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which is virtually impossible to replicate or copy. The DLA – which procures parts and equipment […]

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