November 14, 2011
Renesas has recently confirmed some counterfeit chips that have very similar appearances to the company's products. These counterfeits are exquisitely made so it is very difficult to discriminate them by appearance. For instance, we discovered counterfeits in which mold surface, marks, or the packages had close resemblances to that of Renesas' genuine products.
Some of these counterfeits have very poor quality and functionality, and may cause breakdowns or malfunctions if used in your systems or applications.
The counterfeits have not been distributed through Renesas' official sales channels and we would like our customers to purchase Renesas products through our official sales channels. Please note that Renesas holds no responsibilities for any malfunctions or damages caused by using counterfeit products.
Renesas is poised to make you and your business successful by providing advanced products, exceptional service and a robust design environment. If you have any questions or concerns about any issues relevant to counterfeits, please do not hesitate to contact your local sales representative directly.
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