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Before & After Market (BAM) Blog: Authenticity Versus Reliability

Posted By George Karalias on Jun 25, 2014

Rochester recently participated in another guest post featured on Military Embedded Systems’ website which addresses a misconception in the semiconductor world that authenticity is synonymous with reliability. Among the proposed solutions to determine authenticity of a component are tagging and imaging each one. However, when a tagged component completes a life-cycle and ends up in e-waste, there’s a risk that the discarded component could end up back in the supply chain. It would still be “authentic”, but would it still be reliable?

To read the full guest blog, please visit the BAM blog page for Rochester electronics.