Spotting remarked chips - Part 2


Tags: electronics eBay

Since my previous article, I’ve done some more research into the problem of counterfeit/remarked ICs, and basically come to the conclusion that if they work, don’t worry. That’s at least for my non-critical purposes! Obviously if you’re building business critical, military or health devices, you probably want to look closely at your supply chain and do some serious inspection of the devices you receive.

I’ve discovered some other tips for identifying remarked chips however: