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DNA Marking: What is the other option?

Posted By Christina Gerrish 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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A Few Minutes With: Jane Wong – Regional Manager – Asia-Pacific

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 20, 2013

Jane Wong is the Rochester Electronics’ Regional Manager for the Asia-Pacific Region. We were able to speak with Jane and reflect on trends in the Asia-Pac region, and the development of Rochester Electronics’ business. Here is a recap of our conversation with Jane Wong   Question: How Many Employees are currently staffed in the Asia-Pac [...]

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Guest Blog: PLM: Creating Happy Component Endings

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 19, 2013

Marketing Director, George Karalias, recently guest blogged on EBN Online about Product Lifecycle Management and how it can help the semiconductor industry. As mentioned in the blog: Without getting too technical, PLM is the stuff suppliers and customers have to worry about if an electronic component becomes obsolete. These two parties have the most headaches, although engineers, [...]


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Guest blog: the dilemma of finding spare electronics parts for space satellites

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 17, 2013

Rochester’s Marketing Director, George Karalias, was a guest blogger recently for Military & Aerospace Electronics’ online blog. The guest blog focused on satellite electronic technology and how the proper planning is not in place for repairs and maintenance. As mentioned in the blog: “Satellite electronic technology usually isn’t an issue of concern unless spacecraft are [...]


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DNA Marking: Is it the best solution?

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 16, 2013

In May 2012, a year-long investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee (led by Senators McCain and Levin) culminated in releasing an urgent report about counterfeit components within the DoD supply chain. Congress was demanding that something be done. In late 2012, in direct response to congress, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) implemented a rule [...]

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New England Patriots Season Begins Tonight!

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 12, 2013

It was a traditional fall day in Newburyport today, and a perfect day to celebrate the Patriots football home opener in Foxboro! Here at the Rochester Headquarters, we wanted to fill the day with the excitement as we do every year with an employee catered lunch full of great food, fun and competition. Employees enjoyed [...]

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Get Smart About Green

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 10, 2013

George Karalias, Marketing Director at Rochester Electronics, recently guest  blogged on EBNOnline about RoHS compliant devices and additional environmental regulations. As mentioned in this blog: “Equipment with long lifecycles, such as medical systems, military and defense  equipment, and industrial machinery, often needs repairs that require a component that was made 10 or more years ago. [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Rochester Electronics Helps Manage Product Lifecycles

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 9, 2013

Rochester semiconductor product lifecycle management initiative helps manage products from design through MRO. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (September 4, 2013) – Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor of semiconductors, supports original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and their customers, with product lifecycle management (PLM) services for critical semiconductor devices vital to equipment and machinery.  Through its PLM initiative, Rochester [...]

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Remembering Dougie McCoy

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 5, 2013

We want to take a moment to appreciate the life of Doug McCoy, one of our Captain  Rochester artists and good friend. Doug McCoy’s wonderful artwork appeared on card  number 66 in Captain Rochester Collector Card Set 2. He was a talented cartoonist and his drawing style always provoked a smile and a laugh. We [...]


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DNA Marking: Where did this mandate come from?

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Sep 4, 2013

Counterfeiting practices have been around for much longer than we would like to believe,  dating as far back as 1,000 years. Whether it is counterfeit designer clothing and purses, or  counterfeit money, it has been, and will remain to be, a long-term threat to the original and authentic manufacturer. Unfortunately, since the early 2000s, the [...]