Industrial machinery and equipment play an integral part in the factory production and post-production process. Electronic components have become a critical element in the development of this equipment. Industrial machinery’s labor-saving and power-saving capabilities are increasing every year. Technology has allowed equipment to expand beyond basic machines, to more complex and automated equipment, including robotics.
The industrial machinery and equipment market has changed dramatically over the years as the industry has become more global. Regional standards have evolved into international standards with designs supporting compatibility between legacy and new equipment. As a result, the life of legacy equipment is extended, and the original investment optimized. It now becomes increasingly important for manufacturers to partner with reliable sources who provide long lifecycle semiconductor components.
Rochester Electronics' focus on providing a continuous source of semiconductors aligns strongly with the long lifecycle requirements of equipment manufacturers. Rochester provides 100% authorized stock of active and end-of-life (EOL) devices from over 70 leading semiconductor manufacturers. As a licensed semiconductor manufacturer, Rochester has manufactured over 20,000 device types. With over 12 billion die in stock, Rochester has the capability to manufacture over 70,000 device types.
Key Products and Concerns
Microprocessors and Peripherals
- Impacted by sole sourced-architecture specific devices
- Requirements for system software update
- Limited support of legacy interfaces
Discrete, Logic, and Memory
- Power requirements based on semiconductor technology
- PCB re-design due to package obsolescence
- Limited availability based on density and performance metrics