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Sub-par memory cards made during ghost shifts

Posted on Friday, February 26 2010 @ 05:49:06 CET by

Engadget has a snip about the source of questionable memory cards that are sold on the gray market:
Andrew "Bunnie" Huang, co-creator of the Chumby, explored the surprisingly interesting underside of microSD production in China after being given a batch of questionable memory cards direct from Kingston itself. Huang's conclusion is that the chips were created during a "ghost shift," when a rogue employee runs the manufacturing lines after hours to produce authentic looking but decidedly sub-par memory chips using materials of inadequate quality.
You can read the full exposé over here.



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