Along with the rather sober writings on the counterfeit parts topic, I thought I would share a bit of humor.
I had a great laugh when I found what appears to be a two way translation of a recent press release by Mouser. The irony of it is (1) this remanufactured press release concerns an OCM authorized distributor, and (2) it concerns a company’s support to counterfeit avoidance and detection policy. My favorite passages describe “policies and procedures to keep tawdry components out of the invulnerability supply chain“, and “an OCM certified distributor committed to providing genuine, certified components“. It hadn’t occurred to me that there might be a certified distributor of genuine, counterfeit parts. Certifiable maybe. Take a peek soon— I speculated that once Mouser becomes aware of it, this bogus press release will be seized and quarantined …
Mouser Electronics To Support New U.S. Anti-Counterfeit Law
The title of this bogus press release was translated correctly. I am relieved to know that Mouser supports US laws, but I speculate that that if there are distributors who do not I won’t see a press release from them any time soon particularly if they support the sale of counterfeits.