U.S. media said the U.S. military may be mixed with a variety of high-tech weapons, counterfeit chips
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newspaper freelance writer Liu Yafang
As electronic technology advances, small chip in the defense industry plays an increasingly important role, but also to the reliability of weapons and equipment potential problems. According to the U.S. “Homeland Security News Online” website reported on September 9 in recent years, counterfeit chips into the U.S. military surge in the number of U.S. national security has been a serious threat.
counterfeit aircraft fitted almost
report quoted the words of an anonymous informer, and now, not just Silicon Valley, across the United States are filled with fake chip. In October last year the case to trial, the defendant Mustafa Al Jaffna and 尼尔费拉希 couple admitted that they imported 13,000 low-quality chips, and it looks like Intel through processing and other manufacturers of the products. Buy these chips in addition to ordinary customers, there is still the U.S. Navy. In fact, this is not the first time the U.S. military deception. U.S. federal government found that the prevalence of a variety of high-tech weapons may be fake chips, including communications equipment, radar, aircraft and missiles.
what led to this situation? U.S. Department of Commerce officials believe that the war in Iraq and Afghanistan consumes a lot of chips, making the U.S. military for the maintenance of equipment and storage greatly reduced the number of chips, had the reputation of poor supplier delivery. In addition, the study also found that the Pentagon used to identify fake chips mechanism obvious flaws.
U.S. Government Accountability Office, for example, as F-15 fighter flight control computers using microprocessors no longer in production, the Air Force to buy only from dealers alternatives, but, all is fake . Fortunately, the technician was on board the aircraft before they become aware of, or will lead to disaster. Similarly, Pennsylvania Tuobi Ha that military depot, early this year also purchased a large number of defective chips, which was to have been installed in military communication systems.
civilian products could not escape unharmed
fake chips in the shadow of more than U.S. troops. In a variety of commercial facilities such as lines of communication, banking systems, power grids and even nuclear power plants, chip play a vital role. Di Gan Ta Dasi University of Maryland experts told the United States, “San Jose Mercury News”: “false chip has been flooded in the field of civil and commercial, to be sure that the various system components now have a fake.”
electronic components manufacturing company Paramit CEO Lata Er said that three years ago, his company bought some of the agents of rare chip, installed in the medical device. These symptoms start until the equipment, he discovered that the batch of chips is counterfeit. Despite the injury problems before the patient has been exposed, but there are still dozens of instruments affected.
personal use of electrical appliances could not escape unharmed. Chip failure analyst Trenholm fun of himself was false chip. A few months ago, he bought a computer LCD monitor, useless failure of a few days. He displays open and saw that the inside of the fake chips actually more than one. “It really shocked me, civilian products in the case of counterfeit parts too common.”
military ignored them
U.S. Customs Officials said that from November 2007 to May 2010, they were seized 5.6 million fake chips, and more into the marketing chain, and some into the military system, the federal government is particularly worried.
in response to the harsh operating environment, the U.S. Department of Defense military chips have higher performance requirements, such as low temperatures can still run. However, due to the huge profits of special chips, they are more likely to become the preferred target of counterfeiters. Many counterfeiters are abroad, they open the old computer, remove the chips, processed and paste a new label looks like just the same factory. This chip is truly a time bomb, can easily lead to reimbursement of the entire device.
couple of Aergufu and Fei Laxi trial by the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association’s appreciation, the association asked the official to continue to crack down on such fraud. But more often, they appeal more like howling at the moon, in the military’s efforts to combat fake chips are all kinds of restrictions. U.S. Department of Commerce, said the military has no reliable way to identify fake chips, even more puzzling is that, regardless of the number of warnings of the military, which has always been a deaf ear looks like.