NEWBURYPORT, Mass. 6 April 2009. Rochester Electronics, an aftermarket supplier of integrated circuits, announced its purchase of National Semiconductor Corp.'s space-level logic radiation-hardened inventory. With close to 300 specific part numbers in total, the purchase includes the 1003XX ECL, 54LS, 54F, 54AC, 54ACT, and 54ACTQ microcircuit families.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the purchase included all residual finished goods and wafers, and all the required supporting documentation, such as SEM, wafer lot acceptance, radiation, and X-ray reports.
"Our mission at Rochester Electronics has always focused on providing a continuing supply of quality, authorized end-of-life parts to our customers," says Curt Gerrish, Rochester Electronics Founder and CEO. "This is in line with our commitment to extending the life of critical parts, providing superior customer service and saving OEMs the cost of having to re-design or rely on suspect parts from unauthorized sources.
"National Semiconductor has trusted us with these critical, long-term devices not just because we are experienced in handling, storing and manufacturing such complex parts, but because we can service these customers now and well into the future."
Rochester Electronics is a Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) manufacturer and was approved for Class V by Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC), in May 2007. At that time, DSCC also approved Fairchild's wafer-manufacturing site in South Portland, Maine, for Rochester Electronics QML products. This is the same location that previously made space-level logic wafers for National Semiconductor. Rochester Electronics has a current wafer fabrication contract with Fairchild and will be building additional space-level wafers in order to provide long-term support for space-level and rad-hard logic products.