Reply to post: Re: Goodbye FTDI

Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

Stoneshop Silver badge
FAIL

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.

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