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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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Rochester Electronics’ Employees Donate to Local Food Pantry!

Posted By George Karalias on Dec 16, 2013

For the past two weeks, Rochester Electronics’ employees have been gathering canned goods, toiletries, supermarket gift cards, and additional items needed to fill up the food pantry at the Pettengill House, which provides staple foods and personal items to individuals, children and families in need throughout Essex county. We were ecstatic to see that the pantry was [...]

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Rochester Electronics continues the authorized manufacture of 7968 transmitters from AMD

Posted By George Karalias on Oct 18, 2013

ROCHESTER ELECTRONICS RE-INTRODUCES AMD’S 7968 FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME THROUGH ITS EXTENSION-OF-LIFE ®  PROGRAM NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (October 17, 2013) – As part of its Extension-of-Life® Solutions, Rochester Electronics has re-introduced the line-up of 7968 transmitters from AMD’s 7968/7969 transmitter/receiver TAXIchip set.  After the end-of-life announcement, Rochester Electronics was transferred the remaining inventory directly from [...]


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DNA Marking: What is the other option?

Posted By George Karalias on Sep 24, 2013

In the previous blogs (DNA Marking: Where did this mandate come from? and DNA Marking: Is it the best solution?) we discussed where the DNA mandate originated, and how the DLA got involved. This final installment provides an alternate solution and supporting reasons why the current DNA marking mandate needs to be re-visited and adjusted. The semiconductor [...]

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Rochester Electronics will be Attending the Upcoming CEDA 2013 in Xi’an, China! ..Will you?

Posted By George Karalias on Aug 27, 2013

From August 28th through August 30th, 2013 CNT Networks will be hosting the annual China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA) Executive Conference  at the Xi’an Ziction Liberal Hotel at the Xi’an Tech Park located in Xi’an, China. The basis of this conference is to further develop and understand the policies and regulations that are in place for [...]

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Putting Semiconductors to the Test in Newburyport, MA

Posted By George Karalias on Aug 20, 2013

  FACT: Newburyport, Massachusetts is home to one of the most unique and   innovative business models on the planet. With regional headquarters in London,   Munich, Shanghai, Tokyo, and a Design and Technology Center in Maryland,   Rochester Electronics’ 5-building campus in Newburyport is continually expanding   and evolving. Although we have the most [...]

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A Few Minutes… with Ron Mahaffey, Business Development Manager, Rochester Electronics

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jul 31, 2013

Q: How long did you work at Texas Instruments and what positions did you have? Ron: Almost 30 years. I worked in manufacturing for 8 years being a supervisor and manager. In Dallas, I worked in distribution groups, manufacturing management and mostly corporate account management.  Q: What were the most important lessons and best practices [...]

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My Pool Pump Broke. What Does That Have to do With Rochester Electronics?

Posted By George Karalias on Jul 12, 2013

As we head into another warm-weather summer weekend, Rochester wanted to share an experience that our good friend, Barbara Jorgensen (former Community Editor for EBN), went through recently with an essential piece of equipment required for the dog days of summer: a swimming pool.  Thank you to Barb for sharing your nightmare with us, and [...]

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Welcoming Art Briere!

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jun 24, 2013

We are pleased to introduce Art Briere as the Global Segment Manager for Telecom/Networking and Eastern Regional Manager for Canada. Art will be a key player in developing Rochester’s solutions within the Telecom and Networking segment. Product support within this segment can extend for 10, 20 or more years and without a reliable continuing source [...]


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Finding a reliable and safe source of semiconductors in a changing supply chain will be the message at the CALCE/SMTA conference this week.

Posted By George Karalias on Dec 4, 2012

Giving the customer the best solution and most reliable product is ultimately the only goal for any company. This applies to all industries and segments that need obsolete semiconductors that have been reached end-of-life from the original component manufacturer (OCM). Rochester Electronics will be presenting at the SMTA anti-counterfeiting conference this week. One of the [...]