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

Posted By Angela Cauley on May 20, 2015

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 [...]

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Extension of LifeTM Options for Semiconductor Component Replacement

Posted By Dan Deisz on May 15, 2015

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. [...]


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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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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)

Posted By Christina Gerrish on

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 [...]


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Do You Celebrate Record Breaking Snowfall?

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Mar 16, 2015

Did you know, as of 7PM on March 15th, another 2.9 inches of snow fell making the 2014-2015 season the all-time snowiest season in New England. Yes, the Rochester Electronics headquarters is located in New England and yes the rumors are true. Even though we did not experience any heavy snow until late in the [...]


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It’s All About The Brand

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Mar 12, 2015

Did you know Rochester has received mature active product from Altera? But the real question is, why has Altera chosen Rochester Electronics as the trusted source for an extensive range of mature active product? The answer is simple… the Rochester Electronics brand. Why Altera Trusts the Rochester Electronics Brand Altera is determined to provide customers with the trust [...]