Rad-hard aftermarket semiconductors that resist space radiation in space electronics offered by Rochester

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., 19 Nov. 2009. Rochester Electronics, a source for discontinued semiconductors for aerospace and defense applications, is expanding its inventory and manufacturing capabilities for space-qualified radiation-hardened (rad-hard) semiconductors that resist the effects of space radiation.

Nov 19th, 2009

Posted by John Keller

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., 19 Nov. 2009. Rochester Electronics, a source for discontinued semiconductors for aerospace and defense applications, is expanding its inventory and manufacturing capabilities for space-qualified semiconductors that resist the effects of space radiation.

Rochester is manufacturing radiation-hardened (rad-hard) devices for space electronics that meet guidelines of the MIL-PRF-38535 standard for paste link here manufacturing, administered by the U.S. Defense Electronics Center Columbus (DSCC) in Columbus, Ohio, and is a member of the DSCC Class V Qualified Manufacturing List (QML).

Rochester is building 300 space-level logic devices acquired from National Semiconductor. Rochester also is authorized to manufacturer rad-hard processor technology, and will acquire and manufacture space-level linear products in the near future, company officials say.

Rochester also provides discontinued rad-hard and other semiconductor products from National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Fairchild Semiconductor, and other chip manufacturers.

"For more than 15 years, Rochester Electronics has been an authorized Class S manufacturer and supplier of discontinued semiconductors," says Paul Gerrish, co-president of Rochester Electronics. "We have since enhanced our capabilities by providing radiation testing and increasing our Class V space-level inventory."

The company also is developing rad-hard testing capabilities. For more information contact Rochester Electronics online at www.rocelec.com.

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