White Horse Laboratories Counterfeit Detection Report Week 27

White Horse Laboratories Counterfeit Detection Report Week 27Week 27 revealed a continued slide in yields on electrical testing, from 50% in Week 26 to an abysmal 33% in Week 27, while lot acceptance after inspection inched up to nearly 64% from Week 26′s 59%. Digital devices made up the majority of the failures.

Our July poll shows that 88% of respondents believe heightened buyer scrutiny is having a negative impact on sales, up from 86% in Week 26. Cast your vote!

Post your vote and view results on July’s poll at http://conta.cc/MlepTE.

Inspection: 63.6% Accept    Testing: 33.3% Pass

Week 27 Quality Report, 2012  Substandard Part Listing

Texas Instruments MSP430FE425IPMR (Date Code not marked or labeled) – 14.11% failure – Program & verify error.

Xilinx Corporation XC4VFX100-12FFG1152C (Date Code 0937) - 30% failure – Program error. See the photo, “blacktop” has evolved to “silver-top”. Electrical failures are not surprising.

Xilinx, Inc. XC5VLX155T-2FFG1136C (Date Code 1136) – 10% failure - two pieces with wrong ID code, 3 pieces with program error.


Typhoon Vicente is projected to affect transportation schedules in the Hong Kong area.

It is expected that the Typhoon Signal #8 will be raised at approximately 6pm today, Monday July 23. Domestic and International couriers shut-off new pick-ups at 4pm today. Please continue to monitor any tracking numbers for the status of your shipments as the typhoon is likely to affect flight schedules.

Continue to monitor the Hong Kong Observatory for updates on this situation. They have a great app, too!

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