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Unconventional suppliers adding to fake chip problem

September 21, 2021


Oki Engineering, a subsidiary of Oki Electric, has been providing a chip verification service since June, reports the Nikkei.

The service is designed, says Oki, “to verify the performance and reliability of semiconductors for users willing to buy from unconventional suppliers as long as their capacity is unchanged.”

By August it had got 150 customers and Oki’s 20 engineers were finding fakes in 30% of the cases submitted to them.

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