Fake AMD chips have been found in Taiwan

Posted on Sunday, Jan 02 2005 @ 18:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Local authorities on Friday suspended a workshop that made fake, or remarked, AMD microprocessors in Taipei, Taiwan, and seized unprecedented number of chips of nearly one million units.

A report over Sin Chew Daily web-site claims the local police had discovered a workshop that remarked microprocessors made by Advanced Micro Devices to sell them at higher price-points. It is unclear, which chips have been attempted to counterfeit and whether the chips were also somehow modified. Source for the processors the swindlers used is also unknown. At least one man is reported to have been arrested and accused of illegal handicraft.

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