Rochester Appoints Asia Managers

Rochester Electronics has further underlined its commitment to customers in Asia by announcing two new senior management appointments. Allan Lim becomes the Rochester Electronics sales director for Asia Pacific, while Hiroyuki Fujikawa has been appointed as the company’s sales director for Japan. Both have many years experience of managing OEM and distribution requirements in the…

Counterfeiters Give ‘Blacktopping’ a Bad Name

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 a way to disguise devices as “real” when, in fact, they are the product…

Rochester to Support Renesas for EOL

Rochester Electronics, LLC  http://www.rocelec.com  today announced that it has entered into a continuing source agreement for discontinued products with Renesas Electronics Corporation, a global leader in Microcontroller Units (MCUs), Analog and Power Devices and System on Chips (SoC). This new agreement will provide customers a continuing supply of end-of-life products discontinued by Renesas. Rochester will…

Rochester Partners With QEGOO in China

Rochester Electronics has added QEGOO Technology (Shenzhen) CO., Ltd as an authorized distributor for Rochester-manufactured semiconductors. As an industry-leading professional network platform service supplier, QEGOO has become the preferred platform provider in the electronics industry throughout China.  In addition, QEGOO focuses on providing a more diverse service to the electronics industry, which includes access to…

Military, Aviation Markets More Vulnerable to Counterfeiting

The global aviation and military markets have become even more vulnerable to counterfeiting challenges today as companies channel higher portions of their product development resources to the consumer electronics segment, leaving lower volume sectors to utilize unsafe channels for filling urgent and difficult component procurement needs, industry sources said. The dangers from fake or substandard…

Rochester Inks Pact With Willas-Array Electronics

Rochester Electronics has recently added Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited out of Hong Kong as an authorized distributor for Rochester-brand semiconductors. Established in 1981, Willas-Array Electronics has become one of the largest Hong Kong-based electronic component distributors in the Asia-PAC region, and will focus on industrial, telecom, medical, and automotive markets. “Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited has…