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The American Diner Goes International At Electronica!

Posted By George Karalias on Oct 15, 2014

The American Diner of the 40’s and 50’s is the look of an optimistic and enthusiastic era that felt confident about the future! It’s a fresh reminder of how things used to be. So, why not feel that way about the future of the electronics industry? We’ve come so far and yet we have so [...]

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Rochester Receives Raytheon Space and Airborne System’s Supplier Excellence Award

Posted By George Karalias on Oct 10, 2014

Raytheon has selected Rochester Electronics as a recipient of The Raytheon Space and Airborne System’s Supplier Excellence Award. In the past, Raytheon has awarded Rochester for Supplier Excellence through its other divisions, but this is the first year Rochester has received recognition by Raytheon SAS. This can only be done through true collaboration with Raytheon. [...]

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Electronica Munich and Rochester Electronics Both Have Long Histories in the Semiconductor Industry!

Posted By George Karalias on Oct 7, 2014

In 1964 Bob Dylan was singing “The Times, They Are a-Changin’” and truer words were never spoken. The first Electronica Trade Fair was held that year, 50 years ago. The excitement in electronics innovations was solid, that year, and the Fair was well attended despite the industry’s short, six year history. Fast forward to 2012 [...]

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Wanted: Common-Sense Procurement Practices

Posted By George Karalias on Sep 25, 2014

Now is the time for the Defense Logistics Agency to develop a better relationship with the semiconductor industry and employ purchasing practices that make a difference in the fight against counterfeit parts. By George Karalias, Rochester Electronics Earlier this summer, a man from Massachusetts pleaded guilty to importing counterfeit semiconductors from China for sale in [...]

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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 [...]