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

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

Published 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 [...]

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

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

Published 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 [...]

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

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

Published 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 [...]

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

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

Published 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 [...]

Why Purchasing Hi-Rel Components the Right Way Matters

Why Purchasing Hi-Rel Components the Right Way Matters

Published 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 [...]

Join Rochester at Embedded World 2014 in Nurnberg, Germany!

Join Rochester at Embedded World 2014 in Nurnberg, Germany!

Published 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 [...]

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

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

Published 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 [...]

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

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

Published 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 [...]

ROCHESTER ELECTRONICS ENTERS INTO A CONTINUING SOURCE AGREEMENT WITH RENESAS

ROCHESTER ELECTRONICS ENTERS INTO A CONTINUING SOURCE AGREEMENT WITH RENESAS

Published 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, [...]

Military COTS Pros and Cons – Article

Military COTS Pros and Cons – Article

Published 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 [...]

Rochester Electronics Receives GOLD Supplier Rating!

Rochester Electronics Receives GOLD Supplier Rating!

Published On: Jan 29, 2014

This week, Rochester Electronics was awarded the GOLD supplier rating from L3-Communications’ Display Systems Division for the 2013 year. Rochester Electronics earned this rating through no QA rejections (100% quality rating) and our 100% on-time delivery (no late shipments) throughout the entire year. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this happen!   [...]

Back to Basics: The Importance of the C of C

Back to Basics: The Importance of the C of C

Published On: Jan 28, 2014

In simple terms, a Certificate of Conformance (commonly referred to as the “C of C”) is a document put into place to assure that the product being procured, and ultimately used in application, meets a specific set of standards and regulations. In the semiconductor industry, the C of C is distributed mostly with military-grade components, [...]

BAM Blog: Obsoleted Semiconductors and DO-254

BAM Blog: Obsoleted Semiconductors and DO-254

Published On: Jan 27, 2014

Peter Marston, European Business Development at Rochester Electronics, guest blogged recently on the Military Embedded Systems’ “Before and Aftermarket (BAM)” Blog, addressing obsolescence issues as they pertain to the DO-254 guidelines for airborne electronic hardware. Below is a snapshot of the general discussion: “As semiconductors become more and more complex, guaranteeing that they can still [...]

Rochester Electronics Chooses Soutron

Rochester Electronics Chooses Soutron

Published On: Jan 23, 2014

Courtesy of www.examiner.com: “Soutron Global announced on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 that aftermarket semiconductor manufacturer Rochester Electronics, LLC has selected Soutron “to securely manage the Intellectual Property Archives at Rochester Electronics.” Rochester Electronics is headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts and has sales offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. ‘The management of the Intellectual Property [...]

When Buying Based on Cost Doesn’t Make Sense

When Buying Based on Cost Doesn’t Make Sense

Published On: Jan 20, 2014

Most of the public debate about onshore versus offshore manufacturing has to do with the cost of production and domestic-market competitiveness. But in many cases, the debate should not be exclusively about cost " it should be about trust. The defense market is one such example. Military and aerospace equipment can literally be a matter [...]

Device Testing Misconceptions

Device Testing Misconceptions

Published On: Jan 16, 2014

Today’s buyers, managers, and procurement agents of EOL, obsolete, and/or mil-spec  semiconductor devices must address a number of major technical and business issues when it comes to the testing of electronic components. There’s a common perception across the industry that the testing of semiconductors to the original component manufacturer’s (OCM) specifications isn’t necessary when, in [...]

How To Tell Good Blacktopping From Bad

How To Tell Good Blacktopping From Bad

Published On: Jan 13, 2014

In the semiconductor industry, “blacktopping” doesn’t mean paving roads or sealing cracks in an old driveway; it’s resurfacing a semiconductor component to display new information such as date codes. Unfortunately, blacktopping is getting a bad rap because counterfeiters   use this practice as means of disguising devices as “real” when, in fact, they are the product [...]

Too good to be true?

Too good to be true?

Published On: Jan 10, 2014

COG member, Peter Marston of Rochester Electronics, warns buyers that if a price or a lead-time seems too good to be true, then the parts are more likely to be counterfeit. It is a situation that every buyer faces: a critical semiconductor is just not available or is only available on a seriously extended lead-time. [...]

2014 Employee Benefit Fair!

2014 Employee Benefit Fair!

Published On: Jan 9, 2014

Rochester hosted our second annual Employee Benefit fair at the corporate headquarters today! We welcomed local businesses into our facility where they set up individual tables from 11am-1pm to allow employees to ask questions and inquire about nutrition, banking, gym memberships and more! Thank you also to Giuseppe’s Fresh Pasta & Fine Food of Newburyport for sharing [...]

The Ugly Truth About Counterfeiting

The Ugly Truth About Counterfeiting

Published On: Jan 7, 2014

Barbara Jorgensen is a contributing blogger on one of the industry’s latest news websites: www.http://electronicspurchasingstrategies.com. Recently, Barbara has written a blog that uncovers struggles within the semiconductor supply chain when it comes to finding a proper solution to winning the battle against counterfeit devices. Below is a snapshot of the blog: Nothing has polarized the [...]

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