[rescue] Slightly OT: Bad Cap Saga
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Sun Aug 17 12:01:58 CDT 2008
> I know there is talk of "capacitor plague" and some legend about
> industrial espionage gone wrong, etc. [...] But, the variety of
> manufacturers that I have been finding really has me doubting that --
> did *10* companies share this stolen secret?
The "industrial espionage gone wrong" applied not to a consumer
electronics maker, but to a capacitor maker. The resulting caps were
sold to _everybody_, so, yes, it's not a bit surprising to see ten
different brands, or even ten different assembly houses, affected.
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