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Rochester gets into the Halloween spirit!

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 31, 2013

Today a mixture of orange & black clothing, a few festive costumes and an abundance of Red Sox apparel took over the Rochester Headquarters! Employees enjoyed a catered Halloween luncheon full of delicious comfort foods including soups, salads and a hearty mac ‘n’ cheese, in addition to a vast array of employee-created baked goods! — What else could [...]

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A Heads Up on Components Availability for Heads Up Displays (HUDs)

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 29, 2013

Jet fighters and the family car will have several things in common in the near future.  Heads-up display (HUD) technology – formerly relegated to multimillion-dollar aircraft—is making its way into the auto market, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli. Navigation and driver-assist functions will help drive the automotive HUD market to expand by more [...]


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Gerrish Breast Cancer Care Center opens in Newburyport!

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 25, 2013

Anna Jaques Hospital out of Newburyport, MA has officially opened up the Gerrish Breast Cancer Care Center division of their facility. The Gerrish Family Foundation, started by Curt Gerrish – CEO at Rochester Electronics – continues to provide support for the local hospital to expand its support and services for the community. As quoted by [...]

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Thank you, John McHale!

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 24, 2013

We wanted to take a minute to thank John McHale from Military Embedded Systems  for visiting the Rochester Campus last week! John reflected on his visit via the blog on the Military Embedded Systems‘ website and writes: “NEWBURYPORT, MA. I’ve found where they put the Lost Ark at the end of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” [...]

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A Few Minutes with: Phil Couturier – Technology Group Co-Op at Rochester Electronics

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 22, 2013

We recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Phil Couturier about his current Co-Op at Rochester Electronics. Born and raised in Newton, MA, Phil is currently in his 3rd year at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and is studying Microelectronic Engineering which is a 5-year program that requires 4 [...]

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Transitional EOL ™ Alleviates LTB Headaches

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 21, 2013

Semiconductor End-of-Life (EOL) announcements can cause procurement stress and line-down situations.  When an EOL notification is issued, a customer may find themselves in the position to make a last time buy (LTB) purchase that will cover the duration of OEM manufacturing and/or in-field maintenance. Customers that have a large timeline disconnect between the EOL event [...]

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Rochester Electronics continues the authorized manufacture of 7968 transmitters from AMD

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 18, 2013

ROCHESTER ELECTRONICS RE-INTRODUCES AMD’S 7968 FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME THROUGH ITS EXTENSION-OF-LIFE ®  PROGRAM NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (October 17, 2013) – As part of its Extension-of-Life® Solutions, Rochester Electronics has re-introduced the line-up of 7968 transmitters from AMD’s 7968/7969 transmitter/receiver TAXIchip set.  After the end-of-life announcement, Rochester Electronics was transferred the remaining inventory directly from [...]

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Rochester Electronics Continues to Expand Capabilities with its Enhanced Environmental and Reliability Operations

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 10, 2013

As mentioned previously in our “Rochester is expanding!” blog, Rochester Electronics has expanded its campus within the industrial park in Newburyport, MA. As part of this expansion, Rochester has constructed onsite Environmental and Reliability operations for testing the reliability and robustness of semiconductor devices in dynamic and extreme environments. To-date, Rochester has approximately 6500 square [...]


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2000 vs. 200 – A Dangerous Misconception

Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 9, 2013

At first glance, having 2,000 component suppliers to choose from — versus 200 – is a good thing. Competition drives down prices and component selection appears bountiful. In the electronics supply chain, though, things don’t always work that way. In fact, the “2,000 vs. 200” equation is downright dangerous. Almost any vendor can sell a [...]

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Posted By Christina Gerrish on Oct 8, 2013

Newburyport, MA, October 8, 2013 – Rochester Electronics has recently added Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited out of Hong Kong as an authorized distributor for Rochester-brand semiconductors. Established in 1981, Willas-Array Electronics has become one of the largest Hong Kong-based electronic component distributors in the Asia-PAC region, and will focus on industrial, telecom, medical, and automotive markets.   To [...]