PORT HUENEME, Calif., 7 May 2013. U.S. Navy shipboard weapons technicians needed obsolescent programmable microprocessors to help maintain a variety if missile systems, missile launchers, radar systems, and other shipboard weapons systems. They found their solution from Rochester Electronics LLC in Newburyport, Mass
To read the full Rochester-featured article from Military & Aerospace Electronics Online, please follow the link: http://goo.gl/t71Bn
(Thank you John Keller for this feature!)
Earth Day may have been one week ago, but, in the semiconductor industry, we all know how important it is to take the appropriate steps on a daily basis to assure e-waste reduction.
Check out Rochester’s latest blog post via EBN, courtesy of our very own George Karalias, Marketing and Communications director. http://goo.gl/2NXyL
Engineers and buyers in the medical device manufacturing industry should note the following date: July 22, 2014. That is the day medical electronics must comply with the EU’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation.
Medical devices have so far been exempt from RoHS, which requires the elimination of lead, cadmium, mercury, and other substances from electronics, but they will now fall under the scope of RoHS Recast (RoHS 2). July 2014 is the earliest date medical devices are affected, but additional compliance requirements will continue to be phased in through 2019.
Rochester Employees continue to show their support for the city of Boston.
Our thoughts remain with those who may have friends and/or family affected by this tragedy.
After the tragic events that occurred on Marathon Monday in Boston, Massachusetts Rochester Electronics pulled a few employees together to participate in the international “Run for Boston” movement, which was created to show support and strength for the city of Boston. Thousands of runners from around the world are submitting their pictures on 4.17 with the “Run for Boston” sign, simply out of love and support for the community’s recovery.
The Rochester Electronics team ran 2.62 miles to mimic the length of a true marathon (26.2). Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by these awful events.
On behalf of Rochester Electronics management and our employees worldwide, we respectfully offer our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Analog Devices, Inc. CEO Jerry Fishman. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
In addition to our condolences, EDN has also provided a wonderful tribute to Jerry Fishman, which can be found here: http://goo.gl/Xk8F3
Rochester Electronics will be exhibiting Tuesday March 19th through Thursday March 21st at the 2013 Electronica China Tradeshow in Shanghai! Swing by booth #1661 in hall E1 to speak with our representatives about your semiconductor needs! We look forward to seeing you there!
Under sequestration, all government agencies will see their budgets automatically cut by between 9 percent and 13 percent to save an estimated $85 billion. Even if sequestration is somehow averted, budget cuts will be a reality in 2013.
For the full blog via EBN Online, click here
The counterfeit issue within the semiconductor industry has been a hot topic throughout the United States more recently than in years past due to the increase in reported cases.
In a recent article released by CBCNews in Canada, we read about Canada’s most recent encounter with fake parts in a major military aircraft, which, to our surprise, has not pushed for immediate replacement of the questionable components. The Canadian military quotes “at this point in time, other than continuing to be vigilant, we don’t have any particular concerns in this country…” It is messages like this that are discouraging to members of the semiconductor supply chain who have been diligent in providing the required traceable devices to help out customers, both domestically and internationally.
Fortunately, there are “messengers” all over the world talking about the dangers of counterfeit. In Canada, one of them is Mark Tayles. Below is an excerpt from his latest article, “Still Clear, Still Present, Still Dangerous (January 10, 2013)” :
A follow-on CBC news report this week (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/09/f-vp-weston-hercules-counterfeit-chinese-parts.html ) doesn’t reassure me that we appreciate the intrinsic nature of electronics and the potential danger from counterfeit devices.
Quoted is Martine Simard-Normandin (president and founder of Ottawa-based laboratory, MuAnalysis, a leading test facilities for suspect counterfeit parts). “I would not feel comfortable flying that aircraft, knowing they have used parts of essentially unknown traceability.”
For the full article, click here…and let us know: are you willing to be one of the industry’s “messengers?”