http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aIPL&ID=201206240006 Taipei, June 24 (CNA) The United States has assured Taiwan of the quality of weapons it sells to other countries, weeks after a U.S. Senate report found that the use of bogus Chinese electronic parts in American military equipment was widespread, Taiwan’s military said Sunday. In a recent reply to Taiwan’s inquiry on the… Continue reading U.S. assures quality of military equipment after report of fake parts
06/21/12 Chips Pose Risk to Military and Sensitive Computer Networks http://mccaul.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=29&itemid=1383 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the Homeland Security Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, introduced legislation Wednesday to stop the flow of more than one million counterfeit microchips into the United States, primarily made in China, that pose a risk to our… Continue reading McCaul, McKeon Introduce Bill to Stop Flow of China’s Counterfeit Microchips into U.S.
AU Optronics has stopped processing operations in its three plants in Taiwan after the region was hit by an earthquake. Workers at three factories in the northern part of the island have been sent home after Poseidon voiced his displeasure yesterday. Contract chip makers TSMC and UMC said all there operations remained normal. Apparently the… Continue reading AU Optronics suspends processing in Taiwan plants
The Canadian government is ignoring U.S. warnings that a flood of bogus military parts from China has been discovered in American-made fighter jets, transport planes, missiles and other weapons, potentially putting the lives of Armed Forces personnel at risk. A 14-month U.S. Congressional investigation uncovered 1,800 cases of counterfeit electronic components for American military equipment,… Continue reading Canada dismisses U.S. concern over fake military parts
The semiconductor market is set for disappointingly flat growth during 2012, but with inventory levels rising due to customer demand there is hope of a resurgence within the coming months. According to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics produced along with the Semiconductor Industry Association, the semi market is set to hit $301 billion during 2012.… Continue reading Semiconductor Industry to see flat growth this year, hopes pinned on 2013
Summary: Inflated pricing is a temporary fix for the hard drive industry, but don’t expect revenue numbers to recover completely for at least two years. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/hard-drive-market-might-not-fully-recover-until-2014/79371 Bad news for the hard disk drive industry. A new report from market intelligence firm IHS iSuppli suggests that the beleaguered market might not recover until at least 2014… Continue reading Hard drive market might not fully recover until 2014
6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have leaked, reports Norwegian IT site Dagens IT (found via The Next Web). The passwords were shared via a Russian hacker site, and security researcher Per Thorsheim confirms that the leak is legit. LinkedIn hasn’t offered any statement on the incident at the time of this writing, but we would… Continue reading Change Your LinkedIn Password Right Now!
This is on Page 152 of the report: Engagement with independent experts and interested parties in implementation of counterfeit parts legislation Section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112–81) requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to adopt comprehensive guidance and processes for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit… Continue reading Senate Report 112-173 and Implementation of Section 818 of the FY2012 NDAA
Global has implemented DTEK™, a quantitative optical inspection device into its inspection process. DTEK is a quantitative optical inspection tool for the inspection of monolithic integrated circuit (IC) packages. It is primarily intended for use as a counterfeit mitigation tool to identify resurfacing, re-marking, or non-conforming integrated circuit packaging. Global began working with Covisus Corporation… Continue reading Global IC Trading adds DTEK to Inspection Process
Global IC Trading Group is please to announce that it has achieved CCAP-101 certification. CCAP-101 Certification is a certification program developed by Components Technology Institute Inc. (CTI) for Independent Distributors, which establishes mandatory controls, inspections and tests for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit components. Global’s wiliness to achieve this certification further demonstrates Global’s dedication… Continue reading Global IC Trading Group obtains CCAP-101 Certification