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Rochester Electronics’ Enhanced e-Commerce Site

Posted By George Karalias on Sep 15, 2014

“HARD to FIND” is now “EASY to BUY”! Have you joined the thousands of Rochester customers who are now placing orders and securing critical semiconductors on the web? With 24/7 access to the world’s largest inventory of discontinued and long lead time devices, Rochester’s online ordering platform guarantees you the parts you need, when you need [...]

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Intel Ships More Than Five Million Chipset Devices To Rochester Electronics.

Posted By George Karalias on Jul 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Newburyport, MA – July 29, 2014 – Rochester Electronics recently increased its inventory of Intel product by more than five million devices following a massive transfer of chipset products. As an authorized distributor for mature and EOL products from the semiconductor giant, Rochester will continue to support Intel customers with ongoing demand for more [...]

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Before & After Market (BAM) Blog: Authenticity Versus Reliability

Posted By George Karalias on Jun 25, 2014

Rochester recently participated in another guest post featured on Military Embedded Systems’ website which addresses a misconception in the semiconductor world that authenticity is synonymous with reliability. Among the proposed solutions to determine authenticity of a component are tagging and imaging each one. However, when a tagged component completes a life-cycle and ends up in [...]

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New Pentagon Policy Helps Combat Counterfeit Semiconductors

Posted By George Karalias on May 27, 2014

Recently, and on the heels of an indictment accusing a Coos Bay, Ore. defense contractor of supplying counterfeit truck and helicopter parts to the US Military, the SIA has applauded a newly finalized Department of Defense (DoD) rule that reduces the risk of counterfeit semiconductor products being used by our military. The DoD rule addresses [...]

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Extension Of Life

Posted By George Karalias on May 16, 2014

  Sometimes we need to compare things to the simplest things that surround us. With this in mind, how is the re-creation of a semiconductor similar to the air we breathe? Think about this: what if scientists were to discover that one of the critical components of the air we breathe…the very thing that keeps [...]

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A Look Into Rochester’s Factory Authorized Safety Stock (FASSt™) Program.

Posted By George Karalias on May 5, 2014

Did you know that Rochester Electronics has active devices? Rochester’s FASSt ™ (Factory Authorized Safety Stock) is for times when active devices are not available from traditional authorized distributors or have a long factory lead time. Rochester’s Safety Stock is a valuable asset to customers who need an immediate solution when semiconductors are in limited [...]

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USA Today Releases List Of 9 Most Counterfeited Products In The US.

Posted By George Karalias on Mar 31, 2014

Over the weekend, USA Today released its list of the 9 most counterfeited products in the US. Coming in at number 7 was Computers/Accessories, of which semiconductors were specifically noted, along with a statement that read, “The Semiconductor Industry Association released a report in August, noting that counterfeit semiconductors can cause dangerous malfunctions in medical equipment [...]

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Further Efforts Of The SIA ACTF To Combat The Flow Of Counterfeit Semiconductors.

Posted By George Karalias on Mar 26, 2014

The SIA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) met with officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last week in Los Angeles. Customs agents were trained on methods for identifying potentially counterfeit shipments and briefed on the health and safety hazards of counterfeit products. The “SIA received positive feedback on a letter sent to CBP in [...]

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Rochester Electronics Selected as Authorized Source for NXP Semiconductor Mature & Discontinued Products

Posted By George Karalias on Mar 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3rd, 2014 Rochester Electronics Selected as Authorized Source for NXP Semiconductor Mature & Discontinued Products Newburyport, MA – March 3rd, 2014 – Rochester Electronics today announced that it has entered into a continuing solution agreement with NXP Semiconductors, a global leader in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics. This new agreement will provide customers a [...]

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Before and After Market (BAM) Blog: chip makers respond to mil-spec market pressures

Posted By George Karalias on Feb 25, 2014

Rochester Electronics participates in a guest blog hosted on Military Embedded Systems’ website.  Our latest blog addresses the shift from mil-spec to COTS, which has created difficulty for military contractors. As mentioned in this blog, “Military equipment requires devices that can withstand extreme temperatures — and other environmental extremes. The old mil temperature range of -55 [...]