Reply to post: Re: Are these really "counterfeits"?

Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

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Re: Are these really "counterfeits"?

As people have mentioned the majority are not counterfeits, they are devices not claiming to be FTDI but simply using the driver which has become a standard. Imagine if you plugged in a monitor and it bricked your PC because it isn't a true IBM product, that is what is happening here.

The result of this debacle isn't that FTDI will get rid of 'counterfeiters' and get the whole market, it is that some other manufacturer will become the standard driver of choice for usb>serial compatibles and FTDI will become irrelevant.

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