Solving the counterfeit crisis, engineers weigh in

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 9:57am
Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor

How would you stop counterfeiting? One of the hottest topics in electronic components--and basically every other industry-- is how to deal with the issue of counterfeiting. So we put it to the readers to come up with the best solutions for the counterfeiting crisis.

We know our readers have varied opinions and valuable experiences – now here’s a great opportunity to showcase them. Send us an answer to the question below and if we think yours is the best, we’ll feature your response in the May print issue. Plus, you’ll get a $15 Starbucks gift card simply for sharing your thoughts.

Ready to give it a try?

What steps are necessary to keep counterfeit components out of the supply chain? Are more industry or government standards necessary?

 Leave a response in the comments or send an email to by Monday, April 1.

(UPDATE: To be considered for print and receive a gift card you must send an email with your name and a photo to )


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