Counterfeit electronics have been reported
in a wide range of products, including computers, telecommunications equipment,
automobiles, avionics and military systems. Counterfeit electronic products
include everything from very inexpensive capacitors and resistors to costly
microprocessors to servers. This paper describes the counterfeit electronic
products problem, and discusses the implication of counterfeit electronics on
the electronic supply chain. We then present counterfeit detection and
prevention techniques for electronics.