According to Fairchild’s Parmenter, the counterfeit problem will continue growing as long as it’s profitable. “It’s like the drug problem. As long as you have people willing to buy it, and the profit margin is there, there will be people willing to sell it”.

Kevin Parmenter, technology director of worldwide EDMS sales at the South Portland, Maine-based Fairchild Semiconductor. Counterfeit Parts Still Flood the Supply Chain By Rob Spiegel Electronic News, 1/18/2005