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Confident Obsolescence Management with Extension-of-Life®

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Aug 26, 2015

Semiconductor manufacturers regularly announce the planned obsolescence of older products, to direct their resources towards supporting new product introductions with the latest technologies. The effects of these natural cycles challenge equipment makers (OEMs) to ensure the sustainability of their products.  This is especially true in high reliability, long life cycle products in sectors such as [...]

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Rochester Electronics’ Business Model in Layman’s Terms

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Aug 10, 2015

If you have heard of Moore’s Law, you know that semiconductors (computer chips that act as the “brain” of a device) are constantly getting faster and smaller. This is why your seemingly brand new computer or smart phone becomes obsolete so quickly. The semiconductors inside are quickly being outdone by newer, faster products. Companies such [...]

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Intern of the Week: Tim Sunnerberg

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Aug 3, 2015

A few words from our intern of the week,  “This upcoming fall, I am going into my second year studying electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. My first year at school was very successful. I got into RIT’s Honors Program, and was able to continue a passion that I discovered in high school: running. [...]

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Intern of the Week: Courtney Videchak

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jul 22, 2015

Here are a few words from our intern of the week. After graduating from Haverhill High School in June, I will be attending Merrimack College in the fall with a major in Mechanical Engineering in the Honors Program. I am lucky to take on a role many students do not have opportunity to participate in [...]

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I Dip, You Dip, We Dip? Not for long…..

Posted By Dan Deisz on Jul 21, 2015

The famous DIP (Dual In-Line) package is quickly making a final bow as an active device packaging solution for semiconductors. Over the next 2 years, the biggest semiconductor companies in the world are saying goodbye to this packaging solution and some already have. Since 1964, the DIP package has been a mainstay for low-complexity logic. In 1976, [...]

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Intern of the Week: Connor Morrison

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jul 15, 2015

Here are a few words from our intern of the week. Believe it or not, my decision to intern at Rochester Electronics was not only based on the “quality time” I would get to spend commuting with my step dad for an hour and a half each day. My original reasoning came down to a [...]

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Why Protect & Preserve Semiconductor Design IP?

Posted By Teresa Powell on Jul 14, 2015

Intellectual Property or IP is one of the cornerstones of the semiconductor industry. It is a precious commodity that can determine a company’s ability to amass and retain market share in a specific domain. Companies go to great lengths to protect their IP and preserve it as an on-going resource. To ensure the long-term availability [...]

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#ViewFromMyDesk

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Jul 7, 2015

Join us as we share photos from our Rochester employees who have sent us the view from their workspaces across the globe. In the past decade, Rochester has grown significantly. From expansion into new regions in Asia, Europe, North America (basically transforming into a global corporation), to ground breaking manufacturing solutions and eCommerce, to new [...]

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PDCA Planning in an HMLV Environment

Posted By Loren Krott on Jun 30, 2015

We have all  heard of PDCA, the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” cycle made popular by Demming and Shewhart when the foundation of modern quality systems was formed.  Some say that this process can actually track back to the scientific method processes developed by Bacon in the 1600′s, showing that it has been a very tried [...]