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The making of counterfeit electronic parts have become a very big business across the globe. In fact, counterfeit electrical and electronic products now occupy second place after pharmaceuticals. Worldwide counterfeiting of electrical products is estimated to range anywhere between US $11 billion to US $20 billion annually. In North America
alone, the electrical product counterfeiting is estimated
to be in the US $300 million to US $ 400 million range and
rapidly growing. Research from the Mobile Manufacturers
Forum (MMF) says around 148 million counterfeit or
substandard mobile phones were sold worldwide in 2013,
mostly in developing countries. Our current issue highlights the “Issue of Electrical and Electronic products Counterfeiting” and needs of an effective anti-counterfeiting strategy to combat this problem. Apart from this the issue also covers industry updates including news, patents and events.