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Rochester Further Expands its Partner Network in South Korea

Posted By Elizabeth O'Connor on Jun 21, 2016

We are excited to report that here at Rochester Electronics we have expanded our Partner Network in South Korea with the signing of Uniquest. Uniquest’s market coverage will allow us to better serve the Industrial and Automotive Markets in the region and compliment other recent additions to our Partner Network.  Established in 1993, Uniquest Corporation [...]

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Rochester Electronics Japan – Update

Posted By Jolene Tuley on Jun 2, 2016

Globally headquartered in Newburyport, MA, Rochester Electronics is the world’s most comprehensive semiconductor lifecycle solution. Adding to our capabilities, we are happy to announce not only is our Japan business growing significantly, so is our Japan Team to support our continued progress. Uchikoba-san, our new Strategic Account Manager, joined us as of May 1st. Uchikoba-san came [...]


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International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society Expo

Posted By Noah Tanguay-Collins on May 25, 2016

Several members of Rochester Electronics’ Manufacturing Team recently attended the IMAPS Expo in Boxborough, MA. Matthew Kurtz is a Plating Science Engineer who’s been employed at Rochester for 3 years now, and is a WPI Chemical Engineering graduate. While attending the expo, Kurtz had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of Process Optimization on [...]

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The Semiconductor Wave of Supply and Demand

Posted By Chris Gerrish on Jan 26, 2016

Just as an ocean wave, the supply and demand of semiconductors is up and down. In the low point of the supply wave, the industry faces shortages, long factory lead times and allocations, which can drive some customers into risky and sometimes dangerous areas, including gray market, un-traceable, un-reliable and/or counterfeit products. On the high [...]


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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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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, [...]