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VisionTech’s Dirty Dealings in ICs

Over the years people have frequently asked me if I have a favorite podcast episode. My answer is because I have produced so many (we will be celebrating Fish Fry’s 500th episode very soon) that I certainly could not pick a favorite.  But that really isn’t true. This episode is my favorite. There, I said it. Since this episode first aired in 2011 and on a different podcasting platform, it will be new episode for most listeners. Also, don’t bother entering to win an amazon gift certificate. They are long gone.

In this week’s Fish Fry, I dig into the dirty dealings of component house VisionTech. I investigate how one company from Clearwater Florida managed to dupe over a thousand unsuspecting customers out of $16 Million dollars and how these counterfeit ICs have affected our industry.

 

(Episode originally aired September 30, 2011)

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