Webcast features topics regarding the detection of counterfeit product purchasing and distribution

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, will be sponsoring the Engineering Essentials Webcast on May 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. EDT.

This hour-long webcast, entitled “Counterfeiting Detection & Prevention—Protecting Your Supply Chain,” features presenter Robin B. Gray, Jr., President and CEO of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA).

This webcast will address the increase in counterfeit goods as a result of the global recession. In today’s market, counterfeiters have become more sophisticated, making it increasingly difficult to spot forgeries in the distribution industry. This webinar will provide information regarding the efforts of the authorized electronic component supply chain to supply a remedy for the forgery and counterfeiting of electronic products. Participants will learn how to develop techniques for identifying fake parts and the risks associated with each, as well as ways to manage obsolete parts issues to avoid counterfeits.

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