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DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.

 Artist's concept of tool for detecting counterfeit electronic components. Courtesy of DARPA
Artist's concept of tool for detecting counterfeit electronic components. Courtesy of DARPA

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2/25/2014 | 9:54:10 AM
A growing problem
How big of a problem are counterfeit electronic parts? According to DARPA, over the past two years alone, more than one million non-authentic components have been associated with supply chain compromises.
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