Counterfeiting – Why Industry-wide Collaboration is the Only Hope

Back in April, the UK Electronics Alliance (UKEA) and ERAI announced that, in light of the growing threat posed by counterfeiting to the electronics supply chain, they were to join forces in a concerted effort to resist the growing concerns over counterfeit components entering the supply chain.

By sharing information from each of their databases, the two organisations are aiming to construct a unified, trans-Atlantic database of reported counterfeits entering the supply chain. Their reasoning should be obvious: as more data sources are collated, authorities can construct a much more complete picture of the world supply chain and stand a much higher chance of challenging the issue of counterfeiting.

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