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Interview with CEO and Founder of Rochester Electronics

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Nov 18, 2014

Q: When did you first have the idea of Rochester Electronics and why? A: Working for Motorola Semiconductor in the 70’s, many of the original semiconductor designs were just starting to be discontinued. I saw a big need for customers that required continuing support. Re-design was simply not an option due to cost and time. [...]

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Why Do Suppliers Trust Rochester?

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Nov 13, 2014

Every product sold by Rochester Electronics, whether attained from the original manufacturer or manufactured by Rochester, is 100% guaranteed. Because our suppliers trust our capabilities, systems, service, and dedication to quality we are able to provide customers with timely, cost-effective Extension-of-life® solutions for all end-of-life problems. These manufacturers have authorized Rochester to continue supplying their [...]

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Who Is Captain Rochester?

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Nov 12, 2014

Since 2006 Captain Rochester has been an icon for Rochester Electronics. Our hero reminds us why we are here and what we stand for, “to save the day.” When Rochester Electronics was launched in 1981, there was little-to-no understanding of  the importance behind traceability, authorization or quality-based products. By introducing Captain Rochester we are able [...]

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Help us STOP procurement from UNAUTHORIZED re-sellers with #VoteREI

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Nov 4, 2014

In an effort to spread awareness for Rochester Electronics we ask you all to show your support by using the hash-tag, #VoteREI. We are the authorized EOL and safety stock distributor, as well as licensed continuing manufacturer for leading semiconductor manufacturers around the world. Let’s spread the word to STOP procurement from UN-AUTHORIZED re-sellers. The [...]

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Standing Up To Counterfeit Since 1981

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 31, 2014

Since 1981 Rochester Electronics has been an industry leader in the fight against counterfeit and sub-standard semiconductors. A lot has changed since then, as we’ve grown awareness through organizations to educate best practices and disseminate information about combating counterfeiting. Looking back to 2006, the industry’s concern for counterfeit was non-existent. In light of the severe consequences [...]

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Rochester Supports Commercial Aviation

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 27, 2014

Commercial Aviation is a growing industry, supported by Rochester to keep critical programs “off the ground!” Attending a customer conference held this month, Greg and Emilie represented Rochester amongst over 60 supplier teams at the event. For years, REI components have been providing solutions to major customers in this space. As we build relationships for [...]

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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 [...]