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Korean cops clobber counterfeit-DRAM gang

Glued 128MB Samsung modules together and sold them as 256MB parts, allegedly

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Korean police arrested officials from two manufacturers and five resellers this weekend for allegedly flogging fake Samsung 256MB SDRAM modules.

We say 'fakes', but the 256MB modules were essentially genuine Samsung 128MB modules bonded together. However, the crime of the folk arrested on Saturday was to print the Samsung logo on the modified modules and pass them off as true Samsung 256MB parts, police claim. 256MB modules are usually priced at more than twice the price of 128MB parts.

Ironically, the 'fake' modules were the same size as true 256MB parts and offered almost identical levels of performance, police investigators told the Korea Herald.

Police claim those arrested began producing fake memory modules in January 2000 and have been selling them ever since. It is alleged that over 22 billion won ($17 million) of counterfeit Samsung 256MB modules were made and sold by the gang. ®

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