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Counterfeit electronic parts are so difficult to detect that more than a million suspect counterfeit parts slipped past highly trained military inspectors and made their way into the defense supply chain. Senators John McCain and Carl Levin discuss counterfeit parts in this SHOCKING video. Watch it! Why counterfeits come from Positive response is NOT
an Effective Way to Select Good Suppliers!
No. Buyers leave positive response when parts look good and arrive on time and counterfeits often look better than authentic parts. Buyers may not realize they received counterfeits and suspect something else has gone wrong. Have you ever wondered why some sellers use names that are hard to remember? Sellers can change their name and emerge as a new company overnight, without losing previous positive response. (See FAQs the Big Deal if they are Counterfeit?
The prices are great!
Many counterfeits are refurbished from eScrap. Often they aren't even the same part. Counterfeits may be a different temperature range, speed grade, die revision, or manufacturer. Passives may be a completely different value, tolerance, voltage, or temperature coefficient. Refurbished parts often fail prematurely as processes often exceed absolute maximum ratings and do not utilize ESD controls. Counterfeit parts have been known to overheat, explode, and start fires when power is applied. Watch the Short Video: How to Avoid Counterfeit can I avoid Counterfeit Parts?
Know your source of supply. Purchase from suppliers who are members of the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA). IDEA members are audited to insure that they have the knowledge, experience, and tools to detect counterfeit components. The IDEA has been endorsed by NASA and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories and has widespread industry and government recognition. Virtually every top Independent Distributor is a member of the IDEA. Visit the IDEA website to see a list of IDEA Premier Choice Components:
Premier Choice Components is the retail ECommerce Division of PC Components Company. All product sold herein is sourced directly from the Original Component Manufacturer, other Authorized Distributors, OEMs, CMs, or other industry sectors who have excess due to overbuys, product discontinuation, and design changes. We do NOT sell inventory that comes from China, except of course components actually manufactured or packaged in China with traceability to an authentic source of supply. Watch Short Video: About you have excess electronic components?
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PC Components is one of the top Stocking Distributors of Electronic Components in the world. With more than 3000 AVL qualifications in 65+ countries if anyone can sell your excess we can! Watch Short Video: Learn about competitors say their parts are authentic but can you really believe them?
Senators McCain and Levin report a million fakes from China slipped past highly trained DOD inspectors. BEFORE you buy electronic parts on the Internet watch this Video.
Our IDEA inspectors are trained AND certified every year to detect counterfeits.
ALL PARTS SOLD BY PREMIERCHOICECOMPONENTS ARE CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH IDEA-STD-1010 BY IDEA-ICE-3000 CERTIFIED INSPECTORS. OUR FACILITY AND INSPECTORS AND AUDITED BY A THIRD PARTY RECOGNIZED BY THE IDEA, ISO, AND ESD ASSOCIATION EVERY YEAR.Product Description
These parts are NEW and still in the Manufacturer's original packaging.
3-PCS 32768X8-BIT STATIC CMOS RAM UPD43256AC-12L 43256AC12 UPD43256AC12L
Part Type: SRAM Chip
Family Description: Memory IC SRAM Chip
Generic Part Number: 43256AC12
Base Part Number: UPD43256AC12L
Manufacturer: NEC Electronics Corporation
Part Number: UPD43256AC-12LFind it in our store
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International Buyers. Please be sure to read the International Shipping section of our Store Policies.Photographs, data sheets, and other information are available upon request.We regret any inconvenience we have caused by not including an actual photo. Our staff is working very hard to photograph each part in our stock, but its going to take us a while to photograph all 250,000 electronic components in our three warehouses. (It takes us about 10 minutes per photo, so it would take a full-time employee 16 years to photograph everything!) Simply message us if you would like to see a photo, data sheet, or need any other information. Most request are answered the same business day.
If you have NEW electronic components that you would like to sell, but don't have the time or staff to sell in yourself, contact our office at 732-793-6030 and ask to speak with our Asset Recovery Manager. We will do everything necessary to advertise your parts here, and on hundreds of other websites worldwide, and then split the profit with you 50/50.Videos to Watch Before you Buy on the Internet
Fifty-nine million Americans trusted Senator John McCain and voted for him as President. Would you believe HIM if he says you can't trust parts sold on the Internet from companies in China?
You wouldn't download an email attachment from someone you don't know, so why would you buy electronic components from an uncertified supplier? Electronic components can be safely purchased on the Internet. Here's How!
PC Components Company is a US stocking distributor with a BILLION electronic components in its stock and 30-years experience, with 3000+ AVL qualifications in 65 countries. PremierChoiceComponents is its Retail Division.
If you have excess inventory to sell, Partner with PCC. We have the experience, certifications, and reputation that buyers expect. Let us do the work while you sit back, relax, and deposit the checks that arrive in the mail.
Counterfeit Part FAQs
Does it really matter if I buy a counterfeit part? All I need is a resistor.
Definitely Yes. Especially if the value, tolerance, or temperature coefficient matters. Counterfeit parts often do not meet the same specifications as authentic parts. Sometimes they are different parts or technologies altogether. You may purchase a 10K 1% thin film resistor and receive thick film part, or even a different value.
How widespread is the problem and is it ever safe to purchase electronic components online?
Buying electronic components online today is a lot like downloading software on the Internet. If you are know your source of supply, and your supplier is reputable you are probably safe, as long as your supplier has the knowledge, experience, and tools to detect counterfeit electronic components if his supplier ships them to him. But remember, much like downloading software, even safe suppliers can pass along problems if they do not have processes in place to safeguard your interest.
Which electronic components do Counterfeiters target?
Almost every component you can think of. Simple devices including capacitors, resistors, inductors, transistors, diodes, and some ICs are very easy to Counterfeit. More complex or proprietary parts are salvaged from heaps of eScrap and then sold as new. Microprocessors, memory, and programmable logic are frequently counterfeited.
Where do counterfeits come from?
Most counterfeit components come from regions of the worlds where anti-counterfeit laws do not exist or are not enforced by the authorities. The overwhelming majority of counterfeits come from China where counterfeiting has become a cottage industry. Small companies can make a fortune selling refurbishing parts from eScrap that masquerade as new parts. NEVER purchase parts that come from China. See Why.
Do companies really MAKE fake parts?
Offshore companies have manufactured GENERIC devices for years. Many people and businesses refuse to use these GENERIC parts because the failure and non-conformance rate is too high. They want the quality, reliability, and process control provided by major manufacturers. Counterfeiters have learned that they can make a huge profit from buying parts from these low-quality manufacturers and then re-mark them with the part numbers and logos of major manufacturers.
What about ICs that require sophisticated fabrication equipment and proprietary processes? Are they counterfeited too?
Absolutely. Many of these counterfeits are actually refurbished parts from eScrap. While there is nothing wrong with refurbishing electronic components, they must be represented as used and refurbished when sold, and can never be remarked to mislead unsuspecting customers. There are many reasons why you should not purchase and use refurbished parts, even if they do look new.
We use are extremely sophisticated parts that have a proprietary processes. Are they counterfeited too?
Absolutely, but these parts are usually salvaged from scrap boards. The components are removed, cleaned up, painted, and then remarked with date and lot codes that are consistent. These parts are also referred to Counterfeit because remarking violates the IP holder's trademark.
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