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Fake chips slipping into supply chain, industry insiders warn

Semiconductor shortage pushes electronics manufacturers to risky procurement

An engineer at Oki Engineering is checking the authenticity of semiconductors.

TOKYO -- Electronics makers grappling with an unprecedented global chip crunch are increasingly turning to unconventional supply channels to meet their needs -- and many are getting stuck with knock-off, substandard or reused semiconductors.

Junichi Fujioka, CEO of Japanese electronics manufacturer Jenesis, has experienced this phenomenon first hand.

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