Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tytronix/Epic - Peter Picone - Supply Chain Risk

On July 15, 2013 Peter Picone was charged with selling counterfeit semiconductors that were intended for use in military applications:

On June 3rd of 2014, Peter Picone plead guilty to these charges.

Oxygen Electronics has received a list of part number sold by Tytronix/Epic/Picone to Independent Distributors around the world.   There are 826 transactions between 2007 and 2012 documented where goods purchased from China by Tytronix/Epic and were sold to Independent Distributors.

Oxygen just completed an internal audit of our past transactions for the part numbers documented on this list and are pleased to report that our supply chain was not compromised by this new information.

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Additional Information:  Government's Memorandum In Aid Of Sentencing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rhose Island Electronic Parts Company Admits to Defrauding Customers

According to, Jeffrey Warga of Bay Components LLC waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  According to the court documents and statements, Warga and others participated in a scheme to defraud their customers by falsely representing electronic parts they  sold "were not from Asia when, in fact, the parts had been purchased from companies located in Asia". U.S. Attorney Daly stated that the investigation is still ongoing. For the complete article, please click here.

Monday, November 17, 2014

SL's "GPC4112G" Power Supply Now in Stock!

Oxygen Electronics now has SL's "GPC4112G" Power Supply in stock! This obsolete power supply has an AC/DC Power Supply Single-OUT 12V 3.3A 40W 6-Pin.

For pricing or more information including SL's data sheet, please visit our website by clicking here, or email us at

Thursday, September 4, 2014



Tuesday, September 2, 2014


After years of being located at 56 Lafayette Ave., Oxygen has moved to a new location!
September 2nd, 2014
Oxygen Electronics LLC
131 Court Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Please notify and/or update your company's data base to the above shipping and billing address.
Also, check out....
Oxygen Electronics LLC's up to date ISO 9001:2008 Certification with our new address!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sirenza - Stanford SNA276 Now in Stock!

Oxygen Electronics now has over 8000pcs of Sirenza - Standford part number SNA276. This part is a GaAs monolithic broadband amplifier providing 16dB of gain when biased at 50mA and 4V.

For pricing or more information, please visit our website by clicking here, or email us at

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Importing & Selling Counterfeit IC's

According to, Peter Picone of Methuen, Massachusetts pleaded guilty to importing thousands of counterfeit integrated circuits from China and Hong Kong and reselling them to U.S. Customers. 

After searching Picone's business and residence, federal agents recovered 12,960 counterfeit ICs.

The court filings state, from 2007 through 2012, Picone and his suppliers in China and Hong Kong conspired to sell counterfeit integrated circuits marked with manufacturer marks including Motorola, Xilinx, and National Semiconductor. "Picone sold counterfeit ICs to contractors knowing that they would be supplied to the United States Navy for use in nuclear submarines." When parts were tested by the U.S. Navy and one of it's contractors, resurfacing to change the date code and to affix counterfeit marks was revealed.

For complete article, please click here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Semiconductor Sales Up In February 2014

According to the SIA, Semiconductor Industry Association, semiconductor sales have risen 11.4% compared to February 2013. This mark's the industry's largest year-to-year increase in more than three years. On April 4th, 2014, SIA announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.87 billion for the month of February 2014.
Brian Toohey, president and CEO or SIA, states “The trend lines remain positive for the global semiconductor industry, which has followed record revenues in 2013 with an encouraging start to 2014".
For complete article, please click here.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Goods

According to, a Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods, including counterfeit military goods. This plea follows an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements (ICE).  Hao Yang imported counterfeit goods from China and fraudulently sold them as legitimate merchandise.

Between March 2011 and April 2013, Yang received hundreds of shipments from China and Hong Kong. Shipments included parts such as integrated circuits, to computer software. Yang and his co-conspirators operated in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

According to HSI, Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent William Winter. "These counterfeit military goods pose a threat to our national security as they could end up in the wrong hands and legitimate manufacturing and high technology businesses may believe they are receiving authentic goods".

For complete article, please click here. 

Please note that Oxygen Electronics LLC has reviewed our purchase history and has never purchased from the individual or companies referenced in this document.  This event poses no risk to Oxygen or our client base.

Monday, February 10, 2014

19-137B/RSGHBHC-C01/2T Everlight SMD LED

Oxygen Electronics has a unique availability of more than 750,000 each Everlight 19-137B/RSGHBHC-C01/2T LED's available as excess inventory.

Please contact if you are interested in this product or visit for more information.

Oxygen currently has 100K items in stock packaged in Everlight origional MSL packaging of 2K parts per factory reel.   These goods are RoHS and traceable to the manufacturer.   For quantities greater than 100K shipments would happen 2-3 days after receipt of an order.

A full datasheet can be seen at: 19-137BRSGHBHC-C012T Datasheet

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

G.H.Z. Technologies A10322-2 31.0375GHz: Now Available!

Oxygen Electronics now has 275pcs of G.H.Z. Technologies Inc., part number "A10322-2 31.0375GHz" in stock.  G.H.Z. Technologies was purchased by C-MAC, a manufacturer, in the year 2000.  These parts are a Filter Bandpass 31.000-31.075GHz.

For pricing or more information, please visit our website by clicking here, or email us at

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Pentagon: Supply Chains Must Be Safe

According to Bob Metzger, a government contract lawyer of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell, states that the Pentagon is putting its technology contractors "under a microscope".  Federal customers have heightened the standards on protecting their networks from supple chain risks.

According to the new statute and rules, federal customers will not have to give an explanation of the denial of parts from any outside source. This statute is in place because the vendors themselves should have a secure standard to purchase within the safest possible supply chain. Metzger claims this will be a problem in the near future in a matter of due process. Vendors and contractors will want to have a second review or documented government reviews. As this will require a high DOD approval, the vendors would have no knowledge to object or seek review.

Although some aerospace contractors have a leg up on other contractors, Metzger states that even though these companies have optimum measures for contracts, some jobs need obsolete products. Contractors then have to go to an outside source, which ups the risk of counterfeit goods or parts that include malicious code.

 For the complete interview with Bob Metzger, please click here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BCAM090B-242BH-TC Andrew Mid Gain Sector Antenna

Oxygen Electronics has stock of a BCAM090B-242BH-TC  Rev A,  Mid Gain Sector Antenna,  90 Deg/Horizontal Polarization

Frequency Band:  24.25 - 26.725 GHz

Please contact for more information or visit

Oxygen Now has Samtec Socket "ICF-328-TI" in Stock!

Oxygen Electronics now has over 27,000pcs of Samtec surface mount socket "ICF-328-TI" in stock!

This is a 28 pin Dip to 28 Pin SOIC Socket.

For more information, or pricing, regarding this Samtec Socket please click here for Oxygen's website or email us at

The Dangers of Component Resale

According to, the suit filed against Flextronics by chip manufacturer Xilinx Inc. is a "classic example" of a common practice in the Component world: the resale of excess inventory by OEMS and EMS companies.

Independent distribution and broker market has become one the top channels for component resales. With this being said, the concern is opening the door for high prices and the more pressing matter, counterfeit products. "Bogus parts are often mixed with authentic parts and returned to authorized distributors that take back inventory based on contractual obligations. Sometimes, counterfeits are reintroduced into the supply chain through authorized channels. Most of the time they pass through various channels until they are flagged — often, by an OEM."

Since 1995, Oxygen Electronics prides ourselves on quality parts and inspection. With ISO and ESD Certifications, we are committed to providing leading-edge process and technology solutions to our customers.

For this complete article, please click here. 

China Leads Surge in E-Waste Dumping

According to, China is gearing up to lead a worldwide surge in e-waste over the next four years. Apparently this is from the push to purchase newer models of electronics ranging from televisions to refrigerators. For the complete article, please click here.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Unsealed Lawsuit Alleges Military Safety Gear Made With Counterfeit Microchips

According to, a lawsuit that has been recently unsealed by a federal judge, shows that the U.S. Military safety gear was made with counterfeit microchips.

This suit filed by Conax on behalf of the US Government alleges the company knowingly sold counterfeit and/or defective safety gear to NASA without letting the Department of Defense contractors aware. The microchips were being used in SEAWARS. "SEAWARS separates pilots who eject into water from their parachutes with an electrically triggered explosive charge in order to keep them from drowning in their rigging." This lawsuit began because of an unusual high failure rate in testing.

 According to this article, an independent broker, obtained this parts in Asia, but had no idea the parts were counterfeit.  For the complete article, please click here. 

Oxygen Electronics has long been an advocate that purchasing components in China is very dangerous and that if considering purchasing from Chinese Independent Distributors, advanced inspection techniques and testing should be utilized to ensure that counterfeit goods do not enter the supply chain.   Oxygen Electronics has reviewed our history of purchasing from the Independent Broker mentioned in this article and assessed the risks to our clients of which there are no risks of exposure to counterfeit goods.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Oxygen Electronics now has an inventory opportunity including Panasonic Fixed Al. Electronic Caps and Coilcraft Surface Mount Power Inductors!

ECE-V1CA331P          Panasonic       120K+         Fixed Al.Ele. Cap          330uF    16V
ECE-V1HA470P          Panasonic       45K+           Fixed Al.Ele. Cap          47uF      50V
ECE-V1EA221P          Panasonic       15K+            F Fixed Al.Ele. Cap      220uF    25V
DO3340P-473             Coilcraft         100K+        Surface Mount Power Inductor  47uH
DO3340P-223             Coilcraft         40K+          Surface Mount Power Inductor  22uH

For more information please visit our website, or email us at 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Honeywell Sensing Products - Longer Than Normal Lead Times

Oxygen Electronics is seeing unusually long lead times on Honeywell Sensing products (specifically Silicon Phototransistors) due to a reported disruption in their production for these devices.   Specific product being affect are:

Semiconductor Equiptment Book-to-Bill Ratio

The Semiconductor Equipment Book-to-Bill Ratio as reported by has been in positive territory for the past 7 months.  

Global Semiconductor Shipments on the Rebound

As reported by the Semiconductor Industry Association on, Global Semiconductor shipments have been increasing since February of 2013.  The graph below illustrates the 3 Month Moving Average in Billions of USD.

Friday, August 30, 2013

CYIWOSC3000AAQYXC: Excess Inventory

Oxygen Electronics now has several thousand pieces of excess inventory of Cypress part number CYIWOSC3000AAQYXC for sale. CYIWOSC3000AAQYXC is an obsolete 3.1 Megapixel Sensor, 48 Pin PLCC package with a 2006 date code.

Parts have been visually inspected, X-rayed, acetone tested, and marking permanency tested.

For more information, or pricing, regarding this Cypress sensor please click here for Oxygen's website or email us at

Monday, August 12, 2013

AMCC PPC405EP-3LB266C In Stock

Oxygen Electronics has a limited number of AMCC PPC405EP-3LB266C available for sale.  This RoHS PowerPC 405EP Embedded Processor is currently obsolete and supplies are limited.

Please contact

The Datasheet for this part is available at:  Datasheet for PPC405EP


More information can be found at: or e-mail