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Expert Opinion

Don’t Let The High Cost Of Health Care Limit Employee Coverage

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Featured, Uncategorized
Don’t Let The High Cost Of Health Care Limit Employee Coverage

As the head of HR for a global organization, that has always prided itself in offering exceptional healthcare coverage with a very low cost to employees, the ever rising cost of providing health care is a constant concern for me, and for the company. Our employees pay only 4.5% of the premium equivalent while on ...

Extension of LifeTM Options for Semiconductor Component Replacement

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Featured
Extension of LifeTM Options for Semiconductor Component Replacement

When it comes to Extension of LifeTM options for semiconductor components, the terms recreation (or replication) and emulation are options for component replacement. There are very distinct differences between the two that need to be understood by the customer who is replacing the original product. Those differences can drive delays to market and additional costs. ...

5 Ways the Fight Against Counterfeit Electronic Components is Evolving

5 Ways the Fight Against Counterfeit Electronic Components is Evolving

War on Counterfeit Most electronics industry professionals agree that the industry is more vigilant and doing a better job of keeping counterfeit electronic components off the plant floor than they were just five or 10 years ago. But they also say that counterfeiters are getting better at their craft and that detection is becoming even ...

Introduced in 1967… Still Active in Military and Defense Systems

Introduced in 1967… Still Active in Military and Defense Systems

LM Series of Linear Products: Texas Instruments (National Semiconductor) In 1967 National Semiconductor was recognized as the linear leader with the introduction of the first monolithic voltage regulator. This marked the birth of the LM-series of integrated circuits.  The LM-series were among the first analog integrated circuits commercially produced, some were groundbreaking innovations, and many ...

It’s All About The Little Things

It’s All About The Little Things

The semiconductor industry lives and dies by a simple creed: smaller, faster and cheaper. The advantage of being tiny is pretty simple: finer lines mean additional transistors can be packed onto the same chip. The more transistors on a chip, the faster it can do its work. Thanks in large part to fierce competition and ...

IN THE NEWS: Rochester Electronics Adds Selective Mature CPLDs and FPGAs from Altera to Its Range

IN THE NEWS: Rochester Electronics Adds Selective Mature CPLDs and FPGAs from Altera to Its Range

MAX 7000 CPLDs and FLEX, APEX, and Stratix GX FPGAs Among Many Families Available from Rochester   April 8th, 2015 – Rochester Electronics today announced it has expanded its relationship with Altera Corporation to include selective members of its mature FPGAs and CPLDs product families. As a result of this agreement, Rochester is now able ...

SIA Update

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in General Information, Industry News
SIA Update

Did you know that the global semiconductor industry reached record sales of $336 billion in 2014? Did you know that the U.S. semiconductor industry maintained market share leadership with 51 percent of the global market in 2014? Did you know that semiconductors were America’s third-leading manufactured export in 2014 behind only airplanes and automobiles? These ...

What’s The Best Defense Against Component Counterfeiting?

What’s The Best Defense Against Component Counterfeiting?

  “Identifying counterfeit devices isn’t easy. Physical inspection might indicate a part has been re-marked, but there are legitimate reasons for re-marking parts, and testing every part to be sure it has the stated lead content or electrical specifications isn’t usually an option. For all these reasons, the best and only real defense against counterfeiting, ...

The Harsh Reality of Counterfeit

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in General Information, Industry News
The Harsh Reality of Counterfeit

You could explain the importance of counterfeit devices at every industry event, and hear crickets. Like many aspects of the industry, individuals are left intimidated by the idea of change. It’s no longer about growing awareness about counterfeit, it’s about implementing a defined level of counterfeit control through regulation and security. EPS, Electronics Purchasing Strategies, ...

How To Win The Battle Against Counterfeit Semiconductor Products, SIA.

How To Win The Battle Against Counterfeit Semiconductor Products, SIA.

In order to win the battle against counterfeit semiconductor products there needs to be consistent education and awareness throughout the industry. The SIA, Semiconductor Industry Association, is one of America’s top export industries and a strategic enforcement of the nation’s economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. Organizations like the SIA focus on educating customers of the ...