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5 Ways the Fight Against Counterfeit Electronic Components is Evolving

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Apr 27, 2015

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 [...]

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Introduced in 1967… Still Active in Military and Defense Systems

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Apr 14, 2015

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 [...]

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It’s All About The Little Things

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Apr 13, 2015

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 [...]

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

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Apr 8, 2015

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 [...]

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SIA Update

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Apr 6, 2015

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 [...]

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What’s The Best Defense Against Component Counterfeiting?

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Apr 3, 2015

  “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, [...]

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The Harsh Reality of Counterfeit

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Apr 1, 2015

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, [...]

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

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Mar 23, 2015

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 [...]

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Quality and Reliability Technical Symposium (QRTS)

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QRTS, Quality and Reliability Technical Symposium The ECIA is hosting QRTS, Quality and Reliability Technical Symposium. QRTS 2015 is an opportunity for customers and factory technical experts to learn and educate the latest achievements for “critical use” applications and share specific needs with factory experts. At the same time, customers will provide feedback to component [...]

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Discover Altera’s MAX7000 Family of CPLD’s

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Mar 19, 2015

For decades, Altera has been manufacturing the popular MAX family of Programmable Logic. One of Altera’s most popular CPLD’s, Configurable Programmable Logic Devices, is the MAX7000 product family. The MAX7000 family is one of Altera’s most widely used CPLD architectures with devices being manufactured to both Commercial and Industrial grade. Since Altera introduced MAX7000, the [...]