Friday, June 14, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
According to CBP.gov, the CBP, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, with partnership of the French Customs, have worked vigorously targeting counterfeit computer and electronic components "including semiconductors, computer networking equipment, hard drives, and memory cards".
The CPB have seized 480 shipments of possible harmful counterfeit electronic components between November 1st, 2013 to April, 2013.
Al Gina, CBP Assistant Commissioner, and François Richard, French Customs Attaché , both agree that these counterfeit products are a huge problem for the country's economy and the people's health and safety. Customs leaders from both nations are extremely happy with the results, and plan to continue working together.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Friday, November 23, 2012
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Among other reporting agencies, GIDEP and ERAI have made significant majority of these reports.
Please see the chart below.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Since October 2008 to present, this scheme was used. Those involved were obtaining "advanced, technologically cutting-edge microelectronics from manufacturers and suppliers located with the UNited States and to export those high-tech goods to Russia". The American company is known as Arc Electronics, Inc.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Although multiple Canadian executives and brokers say that Asian counterfeit is an extreme problem, Julian Fantino, Canada's Associate Defense Minister states that "the checks and balances we have in place in our country are sufficient" and that the Canadian Government has no plans to follow suit.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The SASC shows how extremely vulnerable the defense supply chain is by allowing countrefeit electronic parts to "infiltrate critical U.S. military systems, risking our security and lives of the men and women who protect it".
For the complete Senate Armed Services Committee Report, please click here.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Additionally, VisionTech has been officially restricted from selling goods to the DOD by the US Navy on April 13, 2012. You can read the post from September 16, 2010 on our blog at this link: Previous Posting.
More information can be found at https://www.epls.gov/epls/dearch.do
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
According to the US Government, this is an ongoing investigation and agents were seen carrying boxes of "unknown" goods out of the house.
Epic International Electronics Inc. sold capacitors, fuses, semiconductors and have warehouse locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
For more information, please read the article, here.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The GAO created a fake company and were able to gain membership to multiple Internet platforms giving them access to vendors selling military-grade electronic parts. The GAO requested quotes from numerous vendors asking for 16parts which were 1)authentic part numbers for obselete and rare parts, 2) authentic part numbers with post production date codes, 3) bogus or fake part numbers that are not associated with any authentic parts.
The parts were sent to a third party test house. The testing concluded that all parts were either suspect or bogus parts. "Each part failed mulitple component analyses, including visual, chemical, X-ray, and microscopic testing" (pg.8).
All test reports, photos, and more information regarding this investigation can be found in this document released by the US Government Accountability Office.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
This recent inventory includes both Standard and Solderable Pressure Windows, Waveguide Bends, and a number of different WR-112 and WR-187 Flanges.
Full details about these products including datasheets can be found at:
MDL - 112WD26
MDL - 90WT16
MDL - 42BH11A
MDL - 75BE111A
MDL - 112BE11B
MDL - 112BH11B
MDL - 137BH111A
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Omega - UG-1734/U
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Friday, February 17, 2012
The Act states that "contractors" are responsible for avoiding and detecting counterfeit parts, not component manufacturers or distributors. These responsibilities include: avoiding the use of counterfeit parts, the rework or corrective action of counterfeit parts, and many more.
As said by Barbara Jorgensen, EBN Community Editor, component manufacturers should also be responsible for the prevention of distribution of counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts. Because of waste and recycling regulations, manufacturers must go to an outside source to be destroyed. On the way, parts get diverted and enter the supply chain.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
In January 2010, Aljaff plead guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods to defraud the United States, and trafficking in counterfeit goods. As part of his plea agreement, Aljaff must pay restitution to the semiconductor companies whose trademarks were infringed. Also, Aljaff had to forfeit all machinery from his business location.
According to U.S. Attorney Machen, “Today’s prison sentence sends a message to the unscrupulous counterfeiters who put us all at risk by selling phony integrated circuits that end up in our military systems, medical devices, and consumer products.”
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Page 196, Section 818 titled "Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts.
This law requires that within 180 days of enactment, the Department of Defense shall establish policies and procedures by which the DoD can effectively manage the risks associated with counterfeit goods. Within 270 days of enactment, these requirements must be flowed down to suppliers to address the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. Additionally this Law will result in requirements for reporting instances of counterfeit goods as well as the imposition of increased fines, penalties, and imprisonment for those who sell counterfeit goods.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Attorney General Holder Announces Campaign to Combat Demand for Counterfeit Products in Partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council WASHINGTON –
Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), today announced a new public education campaign to combat the purchase and sale of counterfeit and pirated products. The campaign, launched at the White House, will educate the public on various forms of intellectual property theft, from counterfeit consumer goods and pharmaceuticals to illegal downloads and other pirated materials. The campaign will highlight the potential health, safety and economic consequences for American citizens.
Intellectual property (IP) crime refers to the violation of criminal laws that protect copyrights, patents, trademarks, other forms of intellectual property and trade secrets, both in the United States and abroad. IP crimes can destroy jobs, suppress innovation in the United States and jeopardize the health and safety of consumers. In some cases, these activities are used to fund dangerous or even violent criminal enterprises and organized crime networks.
"As our country continues to recover from once-in-a-generation economic challenges, the need to safeguard intellectual property rights – and to protect Americans from intellectual property crimes – has never been more urgent,” said Attorney General Holder. “Through this new public education campaign, we are encouraging the American people to become vigilant partners in identifying and disrupting intellectual property crimes. With their help, I am confident that we can build upon our recent successes in combating intellectual property theft, bringing criminals to justice and protecting consumers and innovators.”
“Intellectual property theft is not a victimless crime – it affects everyone and damages our economy,” said Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Laurie O. Robinson. “We are proud to work with the White House and NCPC toward reducing the demand for counterfeit products through educating the public about intellectual property crime.”
The campaign includes “Premonition,” a television public service announcement (PSA) created in partnership with MTV Networks that illustrates how IP thefts link to gangs and other criminal activities and “It Hurts,” an online video that demonstrates how IP theft is stealing. The campaign also includes radio and print ads as well as campaign materials delivered via social media tools – videos, podcasts and web banners. The public service announcements and other IP theft public education campaign materials can be found at www.ncpc.org/getreal.
Attorney General Holder and Assistant Attorney General Robinson were joined at today’s campaign launch by Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President Victoria Espinel, Director of Immigration and Customs at the Department of Homeland Security John Morton, Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank, and President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council Ann M. Harkins.
More information about the Bureau of Justice Assistance and its programs is available at http://www.bja.gov/.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at http://www.ojp.gov/ .
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
It was universally agreed that Counterfeit Components in the supply chain have become a major issue and participation by all fascets of the supply chain are required in order to mitigate the risks.
Archives of the complete testimony can be found at the following link: http://armed-services.senate.gov/e_witnesslist.cfm?id=5254
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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