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Tackling The Scourge Of Counterfeit Components

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 10, 2015

Counterfeiting of electronic products has long been a major global problem, but the size of the trade in handling such illegal parts has grown in recent years to the point that it is only just smaller than the market for illegal pharmaceutical products, which is universally recognized as being massive. And just like the illicit [...]


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Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat To Electronics Manufacturers

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As a serious challenge to today’s global electronics supply chain, counterfeiting and gray market diversion of electronics components threaten the integrity of products for manufacturers. Counterfeits and obsolete electronics components contribute to dangerous business exposure for manufacturer’s customers, and compromise health and safety for consumers. Clearly, new solutions are needed to improve electronics supply chain integrity [...]


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Confident Obsolescence Management with Extension-of-Life®

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Aug 26, 2015

Semiconductor manufacturers regularly announce the planned obsolescence of older products, to direct their resources towards supporting new product introductions with the latest technologies. The effects of these natural cycles challenge equipment makers (OEMs) to ensure the sustainability of their products.  This is especially true in high reliability, long life cycle products in sectors such as [...]

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Rochester Electronics’ Business Model in Layman’s Terms

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Aug 10, 2015

If you have heard of Moore’s Law, you know that semiconductors (computer chips that act as the “brain” of a device) are constantly getting faster and smaller. This is why your seemingly brand new computer or smart phone becomes obsolete so quickly. The semiconductors inside are quickly being outdone by newer, faster products. Companies such [...]

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Intern of the Week: Tim Sunnerberg

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Aug 3, 2015

A few words from our intern of the week,  “This upcoming fall, I am going into my second year studying electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. My first year at school was very successful. I got into RIT’s Honors Program, and was able to continue a passion that I discovered in high school: running. [...]

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Intern of the Week: Courtney Videchak

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jul 22, 2015

Here are a few words from our intern of the week. After graduating from Haverhill High School in June, I will be attending Merrimack College in the fall with a major in Mechanical Engineering in the Honors Program. I am lucky to take on a role many students do not have opportunity to participate in [...]


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I Dip, You Dip, We Dip? Not for long…..

Posted By Dan Deisz on Jul 21, 2015

The famous DIP (Dual In-Line) package is quickly making a final bow as an active device packaging solution for semiconductors. Over the next 2 years, the biggest semiconductor companies in the world are saying goodbye to this packaging solution and some already have. Since 1964, the DIP package has been a mainstay for low-complexity logic. In 1976, [...]

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Intern of the Week: Connor Morrison

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jul 15, 2015

Here are a few words from our intern of the week. Believe it or not, my decision to intern at Rochester Electronics was not only based on the “quality time” I would get to spend commuting with my step dad for an hour and a half each day. My original reasoning came down to a [...]

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Why Protect & Preserve Semiconductor Design IP?

Posted By Teresa Powell on Jul 14, 2015

Intellectual Property or IP is one of the cornerstones of the semiconductor industry. It is a precious commodity that can determine a company’s ability to amass and retain market share in a specific domain. Companies go to great lengths to protect their IP and preserve it as an on-going resource. To ensure the long-term availability [...]


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Intern of the Week: Noah Tanguay-Collins, Online Marketing Team

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jul 8, 2015

I am a junior at Endicott College majoring in Business with a concentration in Marketing.  Rochester Electronics was of great interest to me due to its competitive history, ingenuity and expectations for excellence.  I am eager to learn from high quality professionals and be exposed to the marketing and branding strategies of Rochester Electronics. I [...]