Rochester adds 176 million end-of-life chip die
Rochester Electronics, the supplier of mature, often referred to as obsolete or discontinued, semiconductors, has added more than 176 million die to its inventory to extend the life of critical semiconductors through its Extension-of-Life semiconductor in-stock supply and manufacturing programme.
The shipment of die includes more than 100 million units from Fairchild, 25 million pieces from National and 25 million from On Semiconductor.
Rochester also received a considerable number of die from Analog Devices, Intel, Texas Instruments and Numonyx.
Because Rochester is contractually licensed by original semiconductor manufacturers to provide continuing manufacturing services for critical discontinued devices, all Rochester-manufactured components that match the exact form, fit, and function of the original semiconductor devices.
“Continuing manufacturing is a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to system re-design when critical semiconductors are no longer available from authorized sources,” says Paul Gerrish, president at Rochester Electronics.