MLCC COUNTERFEITING ON THE RISE
The world around us is increasingly electrified and microelectronics are everywhere. Whether smartphones, displays, or cars: multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) are used in almost all types of electronic circuits. At the same time, the number of MLCCs per unit has grown by up to 40%. This has led to an unprecedented increase in demand, which has pushed manufacturers‘ production capacity to their limits since the middle of 2017. According to industry experts, the tense market situation will continue until at least 2020.
Given the current delivery times of up to one year or even longer, many MLCC users have been forced to buy products on the open market. Of course, this opens the door to clones and counterfeit contaminating the supply chain. White Horse has developed a comprehensive test procedure for you that verifies the authenticity of the components accurately, reliably and at high throughput speeds so that you can confidently counter the uncertainty when purchasing MLCCs.