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Holiday Closure Update

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our North American customers, suppliers and colleagues!   Rochester’s North American Headquarters will be closed on Thursday, November 28th, and Friday, November 29th. We will reopen on Monday, December 2nd. Our European and Asian Headquarters will be open during these days and can be contacted as outlined below.     [...]

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Reliable Testing for Hi-Reliability Devices

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 22, 2013

Hi-reliability devices are those components with a 10-20 year lifecycle that can withstand harsh environments with a low-failure percentage. These devices are used in critical applications among industries such as Military, Defense and Medical because of their robust nature. The demand for these devices originated when companies discovered that commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components were not [...]

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De-mystifying semiconductor IP

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 21, 2013

Nowadays, it’s called Intellectual Property (IP). Decades ago, it was just called software. By either name, it is the programing inside a chip that makes the chip unique. Software/IP is also a big factor in product lifecycle management (PLM). When semiconductor companies were vertically integrated, software or IP was written in-house by software engineers that [...]

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COTS: A Mixed Bag for U.S. Defense Spending

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 20, 2013

U.S. government budget cuts are nothing new. For some government agencies, cuts mean inconvenience; for others, they’re a matter of life or death. The U.S. Department of Defense has been struggling to reduce costs for decades. One of the ways defense contractors are coping with budget constraints is by moving from military-specification (mil-spec) components to [...]

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Guest Blog: Transitional EOL Cuts Last-Time-Buy Pains

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 14, 2013

Rochester Electronics’ Marketing and Communications Director, George Karalias, was recently featured as a guest blogger on Electronics Purchasing Strategies – The blog focuses specifically on EOL notifications and the best alternative solution for customers. (Taken from Electronics Purchasing Strategies) : “Semiconductor End-of-Life (EOL) announcements can cause procurement stress and lines-down situations. When an EOL notification is issued, [...]

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Rochester Electronics Announces QEGOO Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. as an Authorized Distributor for the Asia-Pacific Region

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 13, 2013

Rochester Electronics reduces lead times of active, end-of-life, and continuing manufacturing inventory in the Asia-Pacific region…   Newburyport, MA – November 13, 2013 – Rochester Electronics has added QEGOO Technology (Shenzhen) CO., Ltd as an authorized distributor for Rochester-manufactured semiconductors. As an industry-leading professional network platform service supplier, QEGOO has become the preferred platform provider [...]

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Rochester Helps Support FIRST’s Robotics Competition

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 6, 2013

Rochester Electronics recently donated to the 2014 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) Program’s Robotics Competition through ECIA which will include over 3,000 high-school teams.  Known as “The varsity Sport for the Mind,” this competition allows high-school students to explore their interests in STEM studies and potential careers, while demonstrating teamwork and [...]

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Rochester Electronics Re-introduces Texas Instruments’ (National Semiconductor) LM Series Linear Products

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 5, 2013

Newburyport, MA – November 4, 2013 – Rochester Electronics has re-introduced the popular LM family of linear products from Texas Instruments (National Semiconductor) as part of its Extension of Life® products and solutions. National Semiconductor established itself as a linear leader with the introduction of the first monolithic voltage regulator in 1967 with the LM100. [...]

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A Few Minutes With Colin Strother – EMEA Regional Manager

Posted By George Karalias on Nov 1, 2013

Our latest installment of “A Few Minutes With..” lead us to our office in Cambridgeshire, UK.  Colin Strother is the EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) regional manager who is commonly known around Rochester for his love of haggis and traditional Scottish attire. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Colin about the EMEA region, and below is a [...]