Under special contracts, Rochester receives all available finished goods from the original component manufacturer during the EOL (end-of-life) stage of the product life cycle. Rochester then becomes the authorized distributor for those components -- the qualified, reliable solution for 100% quality product support. The original manufacturers trust Rochester to continue supporting their customers' requirements. Rochester does not "cherry-pick" EOL product. We purchase and stock entire lots and we NEVER source from any sources other than those in the authorized channel with traceability to the original manufacturer.
Factory Authorized Safety Stock™
Factory Authorized Safety Stock™ offers you peace of mind when it comes to your semiconductor needs. In-stock and ready to ship now. That's FASSt™! We have millions of current products! All product is 100% guaranteed and factory traceable for unquestionable quality. As our suppliers reach over-stock of certain products, Rochester acquires these and makes them available for times when supply is limited due to factory production lead time. This is a great resource to keep your production lines running without interruption.
Die inventory for manufacturing
In addition to finished devices, Rochester maintains a die bank that contains the world's largest supply of silicon wafers -- over 10 billion. Part of the inventory has been purchased directly from the original manufacturer; and the rest has been manufactured by Rochester under authorization from the original manufacturer. The die bank is equipped with state-of-the-art storage and nitrogen-purged dry boxes. This inventory enhances the in-stock finished product supply with a ready-to-manufacture semiconductor supply.