(November 17, 2010)Rochester Electronics, authorized manufacturer and distributor of end-of-life and mature semiconductors, has expanded its space-level continuing manufacturing services and product offering to provide a continuous, long-term source of certified semiconductor devices.

Click to EnlargeSince many manufacturers are discontinuing production of space-level parts due to the rigorous certification processes and expansive infrastructure required to manufacture, test, and store these low-volume parts, electronics manufacturers are often left with few places to turn for authorized space-level solutions. Contractually licensed by more than 60 original manufacturers, Rochester currently has more than two million space-level semiconductor devices in stock. In addition to the space-level finished goods inventory, Rochester is licensed to continuously manufacture space products from such manufacturers as National, Texas Instruments, Fairchild, and others.

Rochester’s combination of semiconductor re-creation and continuing manufacturing is a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to system re-design when critical semiconductors are no longer available from the original manufacturer. Rochester’s advanced re-creation process provides customers with a replicated device that matches the original semiconductor’s physical features, layer-by-layer and pin-for-pin, and is guaranteed to perform exactly as the original.

As an approved member of the Class V Qualified Manufacturer List (QML) by the Defense Supply Center of Columbus (DSCC), Rochester manufactures devices that meet MIL-PRF-38535 space-level certification requirements. This certification verifies Rochester Electronics’ capabilities in manufacturing processes, materials, and highly defined test flow to ensure the production of reliable parts that are electrically stable and can withstand harsh environmental stresses.

"Our unique Semiconductor Replication Process (SRP) guarantees that replicated devices perform as effectively as the original semiconductor devices. Rochester has successfully completed 83 semiconductor replication projects in the last 18 months and is currently engaged in more than 30 additional re-creation projects," said Paul Gerrish, co-president of Rochester Electronics. "In addition, we also maintain a large inventory of space-level parts to keep lead times as short as possible."

Rochester Electronics’ space-level certification and manufacturing capabilities enable the company to provide continuing long-term support for military and aerospace programs. For more information about Rochester Electronics’ space-level products, please visit

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