Counterfeit Avoidance

The verification of incoming electronic components starts with a visual inspection of all of the packaging. Some of the signs our inspectors look for are:


right_arrow Spelling and layout errors on the manufacturers labels.

right_arrow Examination of the Indents.

right_arrow Date codes on labels not matching date codes on the components.

right_arrow Date codes that are not possible, eg. 0657.

right_arrow Date codes that are in the future.

right_arrow Incorrectly packaged devices – i.e. moisture sensitive components not in dry packs

right_arrow Checking country of origin against lot codes – a unique lot code would not have
been manufactured in different countries

right_arrowTexture–using our microscopes to check for authenticity based on known rules.

right_arrow Imperfections in logo – consistency of logo on devices.


In an age of counterfeiting, it has become necessary for distributors of electronic components and manufacturers of electronic assemblies to inspect all incoming components for authenticity.

In order to meet this market reality, Nexxon, Inc. has developed an in-house inspection process using the latest equipment and services for inspecting and testing electronic components.


The range of detection equipment includes high resolution microscopes, solvents to check for device marking permanence, equipment for electrical testing, solderability tests and a specialist X-ray system. While we have the necessary tools and processes to detect counterfeit or non-conforming components, there is no substitute for well trained, ‘vigilant’ inspectors.


All our inspectors are trained to operate in accordance with the requirement standard (for the acceptability of electronic components distributed in the open market).

At Nexxon, Inc. we are committed to working with our supplier base to achieve the same quality standards and levels of vigilance to prevent spurious parts from entering the supply chain.