Re: Goodbye FTDI
Because widget manufacturers will not even know whether they are buying counterfeit chips or not.
Then you're the widget vendor's customer. You're still not FTDI's customer in any way.
They buy components like you buy petrol, through a chain of middlemen. Do you know which country the petrol in your car came from?
If the petrol station is selling me a petrol-like fluid that doesn't quite work like Real Petrol under all circumstances, it's their problem (provided I can trace it back to them). What country the crude originated from is irrelevant.