Yes, and the problem is growing worse every day.
Depending on the type of component, counterfeits now comprise somewhere between 5% and 25% of all available parts. Fake semiconductors alone cost the industry $10 billion in 2008. The estimated average cost to replace one counterfeit part in one product after it ships is $2500. Counterfeit electronic components cost industry as much $100 billion per year.
With more sophisticated technology come even more advanced imitations. Fake components that often pass initial tests are boldly making their way into consumer products, medical products, automobiles, even military products, threatening lives and livelihoods every day.
Buying from Supplier Authorized Distributors minimizes the risk, by delivering genuine parts from legitimate suppliers, with screening, traceability and warranty support you
NEDA members are vital links to success in the
No other source offers the security, the availability, the buying power, the simplicity, or the logistics and integration expertise that authorized distributors bring to their customers every day. Buying electronic components from anyone other than a Supplier Authorized Distributor is a risky proposition.
Specifiers and buyers who want first-quality, fully warranted electronic components and reliable support should only trust a Supplier Authorized Distributor.
Only members of the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) can use the official "Supplier Authorized Distributor" service mark. And, only supplier authorized distributors may become members of NEDA. You'll find thedistinctive mark in their trade ads, brochures, letterhead, web sites, business cards, quote sheets and line cards. If you don't see it, ask for it. It's your assurance that your supplier offers only fully warranted, first quality components and adheres to the highest standards in customer service.
For genuine components and parts, always look for the NEDA Supplier Authorized Distributor logo.