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Protection from counterfeits in electronics

Counterfeit electronics not only reduces original manufacturers’ revenue, but also presents potential health and life hazard for customers. Resulting manufacturer reputation damage is acutely tangible due to cutthroat competition in consumer and industrial electronics.

 
272
million
smartphones in the world were counterfeits in 2018.
 
500
million
units of counterfeit goods seized by customs authorities in 2017 worldwide were electronic devices.
 
35%
of world-wide electronics sales is counterfeit.

Main threats of counterfeit electronics for consumers:

  • Smartphones contain a significant amount of harmful lead-and-cadmium-like substances;
  • Counterfeit charges can cause a fire or electric shock;
  • Reputation damage is acutely tangible due to cutthroat competition in consumer and industrial electronics;
  • Use of counterfeit products presents health and life hazard to consumers;
  • Counterfeit products may not comply with applicable standards, technical regulations, environmental and safety requirements and do not have necessary supporting documents.