Obsolete IC supplier extends die bank
Rochester Electronics, the world’s largest authorized manufacturer of mature, often referred to as obsolete or discontinued, semiconductors, has added more than 176m 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 100m units from Fairchild, 25m pieces from National and 25m from On Semi.
Rochester also received a considerable number of die from Analog Devices, Intel, Texas Instruments and Numonyx.
The addition to Rochester’s die bank further expands its continuing semiconductor manufacturing capabilities that help eliminate costly system re-designs as a result of semiconductor obsolescence.
Through Rochester’s Extension-of-Life programs, many critical semiconductors never truly reach end-of-life. 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. Semiconductor die are the building blocks for the authorized continuing manufacturing of these devices that normally would have reached end-of-life. By adding more than 176m die to our die bank – which is already the industry’s largest and most diverse – we have expanded the Extension-of-Life programs that ensure our customers receive a stable supply of authorized devices for the duration of their systems’ life cycles.”