“Counterfeits driven by obsolete parts, says IHS” – Electronics Weekly

“Some have said that if you can avoid all obsolete parts, you can eliminate all the risk of counterfeits, however, this is untrue for many reasons …
Obsolete parts represent only a portion of the counterfeit scourge, with active components accounting for a significant share of all counterfeits reported. Moreover, it’s unrealistic or technically infeasible to economically eliminate the use of all obsolete parts …
This underscores the critical need for electronics buyers to arm themselves with the right methods and tools to manage both obsolete and active critical components "

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