Gate arrays discontinued by AppliedMicro to be offered by aftermarket specialist Rochester Electronics
NEWBURYPORT, Mass., 1 April 2011. Rochester Electronics in Newburyport, Mass., an authorized manufacturer and distributor of end-of-life and mature semiconductors, is offering gate array semiconductors from Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AppliedMicro) in Sunnyvale, Calif., including five technology nodes and 500 designs. Rochester's production of these components, which is authorized by AppliedMicro, is through semiconductor replication and continuing manufacture, Rochester officials say.
Rochester engineers use complex reverse-engineering techniques to recreate the device and provide a replacement that matches the original semiconductor’s physical features, layer by layer and pin for pin, and is guaranteed to perform exactly as the AppliedMicro original,” says Paul Gerrish, co-president at Rochester Electronics.
“With our authorization and IP, Rochester Electronics will continue to manufacture these parts for as long as they are needed," says Alan Sorgi, director of IP portfolio management at AppliedMicro.