Counterfeit Electronic Components Infographic Provides Visual Overview of Growing Concern

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New infographic illustrates the key issues involved in the counterfeiting of electronic components around the world.

Counterfeit Components Infographic

"Counterfeit Electronic Components - A Global Epidemic "[Infographic]

"Counterfeit Components is a very important topic and we hope this infographic proves to be a helpful resource,” said Anil Venkatrao, President.

Venkel Ltd. has released “Counterfeit Electronic Components - A Global Epidemic,” a counterfeit components infographic designed as an educational resource on the issue. Counterfeit components continue to be a growing concern as increased numbers of substandard quality components enter the manufacturing process, resulting in increased failures and other reliability issues.

The estimated annual effects of counterfeit components on the electronics industry is estimated at nearly $100 Billion USD worldwide and 11,000 jobs in the United States alone.

“This is our third infographic in a series covering compliance issues affecting the electronics industry. We’ve seen a very encouraging response for our previous Compliance Infographics on Conflict Minerals and RoHS. Counterfeit components is a very important topic , nd we hope this infographic proves to be a helpful resource,” said Anil Venkatrao, President.

Included in the infographic: a definition of counterfeit components, how parts are counterfeited, how some legitimate manufacturers counterfeit parts, top markets, most commonly counterfeited parts, avoidance strategies and what’s being done to reduce counterfeit components.

Counterfeit Electronic Components - A Global Epidemic” is available at the Venkel website, no registration is required. The infographic may be freely embedded on the website of interested parties.

About Venkel Ltd.
Venkel Ltd. offers a complete line of surface mount components including capacitors, resistors, inductors, ferrite beads, thermistors, choke coils and resistor networks. Founded in 1986, the privately held, family-operated company provides components in prototype-to-production quantities as well as Supply Chain Management Services to OEMs, Contract Manufacturers, Distributors and Engineering Firms. Venkel is headquartered in Austin, TX USA. For more information about Venkel please visit or call 800-950-8365.

Venkel Ltd.
Bob M. Perez
512-794-0081 x1203

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