Semtech signs Rochester Electronics for end of life mixed signal chips

Semtech signs Rochester Electronics for end of life mixed signal chips

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By Nick Flaherty

Semtech has signed a deal with Rochester Electronics to provide long lifetime and end of life (EoL) support for its mixed signal devices.

The history of Semtech goes back to 1960 as a producer of high-reliability products with long lifetime designs. The initial inventory package sees Rochester receive 12 million units of Semtech products, including a diverse selection of power management devices, LED drivers, filters, TVS/ESD protection devices, proximity sensors, I/O-port expanders, and RF transceivers.

Semtech completed the acquisition of Sierra Wireless in January as part of a shift from components into the module business. 

Rochester Electronics is the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors, offering 100% authorized, traceable, certified, and guaranteed devices by stocking devices, die, wafers and mask sets. It can also re-make devices if necessary. This is intended to extend the availability of obsolete lifecycle products, along with providing support for active lifecycle products.

“Rochester welcomes the opportunity to offer Semtech’s broad range of mixed-signal solutions. This offering enhances Rochester’s position in the market by enabling us to serve a broad range of global market sectors, and we look forward to continuing to grow the relationship with our worldwide customers,” said Mark Gohr, Director of Supplier Development, Americas at Rochester Electronics.

“We are pleased to be working with Rochester Electronics who will now offer a selection of Semtech’s comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions. Rochester Electronics is an industry leader of continuous source semiconductor products and solutions, authorized by over 70 leading semiconductor manufacturers, and providing an extensive range of end-of-life (EOL) semiconductors. This relationship with Rochester provides great value to our customers, supporting long-life applications and extending product lifecycles,” said Hieu Duong, Senior Director of Global Channel Sales at Semtech.

The move comes as the industry is facing significant slow down and higher stock and inventory levels. Rochester has over 15 billion devices in stock encompassing more than 200,000-part numbers, providing the world’s most extensive range of end-of-life (EOL) semiconductors and the broadest range of active semiconductors.;


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