This new technology can discover counterfeit electronic chips — and it costs almost nothing

From the Academic Times

Researchers at the University of Florida have invented a new way to detect recycled and counterfeit electronic parts that makes supply chains more secure, protects consumer safety and runs at almost zero cost.

Their patent application, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 18, describes a technique for discovering when an electronic chip is recycled and seeing whether the recycled part is counterfeited. The team describes their method as a “universal testing technique” that can be used on a wide range of electronic components from different suppliers while costing virtually nothing to run.

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