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Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

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Are these really "counterfeits"?

Other reports on this story claim that the non-FTDI chips are neither fakes nor counterfeits nor knock-offs nor rip-offs but perfectly legitimate cheap alternatives that merely claim to be FTDI-compatible. And for most purposes they are FTDI-compatible, except that FTDI has found and deliberately exploited some minor difference.

If that is true then the conclusion would be: if you can't avoid FTDI hardware, at least avoid using their drivers.

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