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ACF Blog- February 2023
ACF Blog- March 2023
Reuse or refuse!
For many years defence contractors have considered but not extensively put into practice the reuse of electronics which have already been assembled.
These electronics may never have been used, may be of older technology which is inherently more robust because of its feature size, for example that would make the device more radiation tolerant… Read More
ACF Blog- April 2023
The supply chain crises of recent years led by the covid pandemic, the trade wars between the US and China and the military conflict in Ukraine have created great opportunities for counterfeiters in the world of electronic components, but can we say how big the problem has gotten? … Read More
ACF Blog- May 2023
The answer to reducing counterfeit electronics- or is it?
If we believe that counterfeits only come from certain countries and that we must do something to combat the threat of economic wars, then this action makes great sense. We may address the biggest threat but it would be foolish to think that resolves the problem… Read More
ACF Blog- June 2023
Suspected Counterfeit testing lead times.
It is no surprise that the latest ERAI report confirms a surge in reported counterfeits since many companies and suppliers are still experiencing Significant shortages
ACF Blog- July 2023
Its really not just China!
When discussing the countries that are at the centre of counterfeiting market it is too easy to blame China alone. We must not forget the sheer volume of electronics manufacturing delivered from China at the request and with the full support of western economies.