Counterfeit electronic chips and semiconductors causes losses of up to $169 Billion a year to the electronic industry, according to a report by IHS.
In 2011, there were a reported 1,363 separate incidents in the electronics manufacturing industry of counterfeit parts entering the supply chain around the world. The number of counterfeit parts incidents was higher than the reported 324 in 2009.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 24,792 items of counterfeit goods during the Fiscal 2011 year. The value of the counterfeit goods was worth $178.9 Million. The number of fake goods seized in FY2011 was higher than the 19,959 counterfeit goods seized in FY2010.
There are an estimated 70,000 counterfeit mobile phones in the United Arab Emirates out of a total of 11 million legitimate mobile phones.
In 2011, the rate of counterfeit Nokia phones in Nigeria was reported to be 4 percent.
A United States Senate investigation in 2011 found about 1,800 incidents of counterfeit electronic parts being sold to the U.S. military. The incidents involved over 1 million counterfeit parts.70 percent of the counterfeit items were traced back to China.
The sales of counterfeit products in Indonesia causes tax losses of up to $4.8 Billion (43.2 Trillion Indonesian Rupiahs) in 2010.
Brand protection firm MarkMonitor reported finding over 23,000 listings of counterfeit tablets for sale across the Internet in one single day in July 2011.
A counterfeit version of the iPhone 4 costs $140 (3 Million Vietnamese Dong) in Vietnam. An authentic version of the phone costs $670 (4 Million Vietnamese Dong). The counterfeit phones are made in Thailand and are smuggled into Vietnam through Cambodia.
IT equipment and parts are the most counterfeited product in Tanzania, according to officials. Between May 2005 and June 2011, authorities seized $1.83 Million worth of counterfeit IT products. In the first 8 months of 2011, over 7,000 counterfeit cartridges and other equipments were seized within the country.