05-12-2015 07:21 AM
I have just started my work as Purchasing manager and a question about Xilinx original products came up.
The previous buyer, who already resigned from our company, purchased parts at the local market with the strange "I" marking inside at the end of Device number. I know that "I" stands for Industrial, and normally parts without any marking at all are industrial type. But it is the first time that I see this marking at a different level with other letters of device number.
I would be grateful for your to comments different level of letters is possible within original Xilinx lots (it may be that parts overcame additional testing?) and whether the product is original according to its lot number.
Thanks very much in advance!
05-12-2015 07:31 AM
If parts are not purchased from a Xilinx authorized distributor,
We cannot and will not support you. Parts may have been damaged, miss-handled, or may just be remarked scrap commoercial parts (that is how their scams work -- take a scrap part, remard it as the more expensive version, and sell it to unsispecting customers).
Thanks for the pictures, as we keep a rogue's gallery of scammers,
05-13-2015 03:00 AM - edited 05-13-2015 03:01 AM
As you said these parts are not purchased from a Xilinx authorized distributor hence we can not guarantee if these are genuine products.
05-13-2015 07:05 AM
I have warned you what the scam is (take scrap, and re-mark it),
That is our policy: we support our distribution partners, and we cannot say anything about parts through un-authorized channels.