Rochester Electronics has signed an agreement with NXP Semiconductors to carry end-of-life products discontinued by the chipmaker.
NXP Semiconductors makes high-performance mixed-signal semiconductors. Rochester, based in Newburyport, Mass., is an authorized distributor of obsolete parts for more than 60 semiconductor manufacturers. Rochester acquires all remaining finished devices, wafer/die and available intellectual property from chipmakers in order to manufacture the exact same device as the semiconductor company for clients that still have a need for the obsolete part. Many industries such as defense and aerospace build systems with long life cycles incorporating semiconductors and other parts that may require replacement 10 to 20 years after the chipmaker has stopped making them.
"This new agreement with NXP broadens our extensive product solution capabilities to a new level," said Chris Gerrish, president, Rochester Electronics. "Being able to support NXP customers with critical ongoing requirements is a very significant addition to our product offering."
Pierre LaBoisse, senior vice president, global sales and marketing for NXP, said Rochester's experience, capabilities and services concerning obsolete parts "[provide] our customers the most comprehensive support available."
Meanwhile, distributor RS Components is stocking two new low equivalent series resistance (ESR) polymer capacitors from Panasonic Industrial Devices. POSCAP and OS-CON offer reliable, efficient, long-lifetime solutions for digital and telecommunications applications that meet energy reduction requirements in industrial equipment and automotive systems.
POSCAP is a solid-chip capacitor with a sintered tantalum anode and a highly conductive polymer cathode. Its low impedance and low ESR (down to 5 milliohm) provide high performance at high frequency while maintaining a low profile and a high capacitance range. The device spans a temperature range of between -55 degrees Celsius and +125 degrees Celsius.
OS-CON is a solid aluminum capacitor containing highly conductive polymer electrolyte material. OS-CON offers low ESR, noise reduction capability and frequency characteristics.