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USA Today Releases List Of 9 Most Counterfeited Products In The US.

Posted By George Karalias on Mar 31, 2014

Over the weekend, USA Today released its list of the 9 most counterfeited products in the US. Coming in at number 7 was Computers/Accessories, of which semiconductors were specifically noted, along with a statement that read, “The Semiconductor Industry Association released a report in August, noting that counterfeit semiconductors can cause dangerous malfunctions in medical equipment [...]

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Further Efforts Of The SIA ACTF To Combat The Flow Of Counterfeit Semiconductors.

Posted By George Karalias on Mar 26, 2014

The SIA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) met with officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last week in Los Angeles. Customs agents were trained on methods for identifying potentially counterfeit shipments and briefed on the health and safety hazards of counterfeit products. The “SIA received positive feedback on a letter sent to CBP in [...]

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Rochester Electronics Selected as Authorized Source for NXP Semiconductor Mature & Discontinued Products

Posted By George Karalias on Mar 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3rd, 2014 Rochester Electronics Selected as Authorized Source for NXP Semiconductor Mature & Discontinued Products Newburyport, MA – March 3rd, 2014 – Rochester Electronics today announced that it has entered into a continuing solution agreement with NXP Semiconductors, a global leader in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics. This new agreement will provide customers a [...]

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Before and After Market (BAM) Blog: chip makers respond to mil-spec market pressures

Posted By George Karalias on Feb 25, 2014

Rochester Electronics participates in a guest blog hosted on Military Embedded Systems’ website.  Our latest blog addresses the shift from mil-spec to COTS, which has created difficulty for military contractors. As mentioned in this blog, “Military equipment requires devices that can withstand extreme temperatures — and other environmental extremes. The old mil temperature range of -55 [...]

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Why Purchasing Hi-Rel Components the Right Way Matters

Posted By George Karalias on Feb 21, 2014

Before you begin diving into this blog piece, take a moment to step out of your comfort zone and into the shoes of military personnel who has found themselves on the front-line of battle. This specific person you have become has been using mission-critical equipment that must operate under some of the most severe conditions [...]

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Join Rochester at Embedded World 2014 in Nurnberg, Germany!

Posted By George Karalias on Feb 20, 2014

Rochester Electronics representatives from our Central European and North American offices will be hosting booth number 4A-231 at this year’s Embedded World Exhibition and Conference being held in Nurnberg, Germany! The show will be held from February 25th-27th at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, and will provide the embedded community with the opportunity to experience and [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Rochester Electronics Expands Support of Obsolete and Active MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 Integrated Circuits

Posted By George Karalias on Feb 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 Rochester Electronics Expands Support of Obsolete and Active MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 Integrated Circuits Newburyport, MA – February 12, 2014 – Rochester Electronics has expanded its continuing manufacturing and support services of obsolete and active MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 integrated circuits for military and aerospace applications. Through its Extension-of-Life ® products and solutions, Rochester [...]

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Guest Blog: EETimes – Semiconductor Packaging Is No Longer ‘Standard’

Posted By George Karalias on Feb 11, 2014

Marketing and Communications Director, George Karalias, guest blogged recently on EETimes.com, an industry-leading publication. His blog discussed how “standard packaging” has become obsolete, and original component manufacturers (OCM) such as Intel and TI and are turning implementing custom substrates for flip-chip BGA packaging technologies into their leading processors. As taken from this guest blog: “Do [...]

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ROCHESTER ELECTRONICS ENTERS INTO A CONTINUING SOURCE AGREEMENT WITH RENESAS

Posted By George Karalias on Feb 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5th, 2014                                                    Rochester Electronics selected as authorized continuing source for Renesas discontinued products… ROCHESTER ELECTRONICS ENTERS INTO A CONTINUING SOURCE AGREEMENT WITH RENESAS  Newburyport, MA, February 5th, [...]

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Military COTS Pros and Cons – Article

Posted By George Karalias on Jan 31, 2014

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