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Apr 2023: High-risk or Counterfeit Parts Report
Briocean Quality Assurance Centre
High-risk or Counterfeit Parts Report

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According to ERAI, each year, the electronic industry loses $250 billion to counterfeit products. Therefore, we highly recommend business to take several steps to help reduce counterfeit products.

1. Source components from reputable distributors

2. Thorough supplier vetting and regular audits

3. Be wary of cost that seem too low

4. Educate employees and customers

As a trusted electronic distributor, Briocean has established two Quality Assurance (QA) centres, one in Shenzhen and the other in Hong Kong, covering an area of around 1,000 square meters each. With over 60 advanced professional testing equipment and more than 50 qualified inspection engineers, the centres follow a 3-tier international standard quality control (QC) process.

To safeguard our clients’ interest and to provide the latest market intelligence on high-risk or counterfeit parts, Briocean QA Centre has consolidated a report comprising of the intercepted parts from the Tier 1 and Tier 2 inspections. This report covers the month of April 2023 and subsequent reports will be published monthly.

Tier 1 Inspection Intercepted Parts List

Tier 1 inspection refers to the first verification process of checking the labels and packaging by comparing the shipment labels with the original label in the Briocean label database.

This inspection process is effective and can intercept up to 90% of counterfeit parts. 

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Tier 1 Interception Part List

Note: The table above is not the full version of the report

Tier 2 Inspection Intercepted Parts List

Tier 2 inspection refers to visual and marking inspection using the LEICA microscope with a magnification of up to 160x. This helps to inspect the interior and exterior sides of the component on its dimensions, scratches, polishing, breakage, or oxidation on the BGA.

Visual & marking inspection is the most effective in intercepting counterfeit parts. 

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Tier 2 Interception Part List

Note: The table above is not the full version of the report

High-risk or Counterfeit Part List by the International Electronic Distributor Community

The international electronic distributor community will regulary collect abnormal part number information from community members around the world. This table shows the summary of abnormal part numbers information in April 2023.

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High-risk or counterfeit part list released by the international electronic distributor community

The full April report of Briocean QA Centre, including the origin, date code, and images of the parts cannot be made public due to data classification. If are interested to download April’s report, please reach out to marketing@briocean.com for the full report.