- made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine;
not genuine; forged
The risk of purchasing counterfeit components and having them enter into the supply chain is an
ongoing problem. Ecliptek provides this counterfeit component guidance information in response to
the significant and increasing volume of counterfeit electronic components entering the supply chain,
posing significant reliability and performance risks to our customers. Ecliptek understands that the
use of counterfeit components can result in unneeded inspections and testing, restocking, lost
revenue, product failure, increased warranty costs, and loss of intellectual property. Our goal is
to provide guidance about the procedures and practices we utilize to help mitigate the customer risks
of purchasing, receiving and installing counterfeit electronic parts.
This guidance is provided to document the standard procedures and practices we employ related to
component parts management, supplier management, purchasing, inspection and test, evaluation, and
response strategies when suspect or confirmed counterfeit parts are discovered in the supply chain.
The task of verifying the authenticity of electronic components through processes related to
supplier management, purchasing, laboratory analysis, and electrical testing, etc. is a never ending
task of detection. The goal of a sound counterfeit component program is to create a strategy based
Ecliptek defines a counterfeit component as a product produced or altered to resemble a product
without authority or right to do so, with the intent to mislead or defraud by presenting the
imitation as original or genuine.