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Counterfeit threats for electronic parts

Post By: Andy Pye on Sunday, 05 January 2014

In an increasingly competitive marketplace surrounded by a global IT supply chain, there is growing concern about the use of counterfeit electronic parts in both commercial and military electronics.

A report from the Senate Armed Services Committee concluded that China is the dominant source of counterfeit electronic parts. The report describes how recycled electronic parts are washed in a river and dried on the riverbank then sorted by women and children for resale as new in Shantou’s electronic counterfeiting...

IBM inventors seek PTH adapter patent

Post By: Andy Pye on Saturday, 04 January 2014

Several IBM inventors have filed a patent application for an adapter for plated through-hole mounting of surface mount components. The disclosure relates to printed circuit board assembly techniques, and more particularly, to the attachment of temperature sensitive components designed for surface mounting.

Many electronic components have a manufacturer-specified thermal processing limit that is not allowed to be exceeded during printed circuit board assembly. Violation of a component's thermal processing limit will degrade the reliability of the component and may...

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