The world`s largest wafer bank has tripled in size at Rochester Electronics

Expanded 20,000 square foot semiconductor wafer and die bank now has dual locations for split inventory "peace of mind" as well as extensive die processing support

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (November 13, 2014) - Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor of semiconductors, continues to expand its state-of-the-art wafer bank to support the ever-increasing number of semiconductor end-of-life (EOL) announcements and assist customers requiring reliable, authorized Extension-of-Life® solutions.

Rochester now has two wafer/die storage facilities that provide added risk mitigation from potential disaster. Currently, the largest die bank in the world holds in excess of ten billion die in stock, 2" to 12" wafers, dating back to as early as 1968.

The new expansion will now allow for upwards of 30 billion die total storage capacity. Customers have the option of available box-level rental plans as well as customized secure storage room and box-level access control.

Logistics and distribution plans can be customized to any requirement including restrictions by a customer´s division, department or program. Extensive die processing services are available including wafer saw, pick and place, waffle pack, gel pack, tape and reel, kitting for hybrids, mil inspections, prototyping services and LAT services.

Complementing the die services are the expanding device assembly and testing services available on-site at Rochester´s USA campus.

"Customers who are unsure about the special storage requirements needed at the wafer/die level can rely on the years of experience that Rochester has to make sure their end-of-life source supply is safe today and far into the future," said Loren Krott, Vice President of Manufacturing at Rochester Electronics.

For more information about Rochester´s semiconductor services and solutions, visit www.rocelec.com, or contact Rochester Electronics at 16 Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950, by calling 978-462-9332; by fax at 978-462-9512; e-mail sales@rocelec.com.

About Rochester Electronics, LLC
Rochester Electronics is the world´s most comprehensive solution for mature and end-of-life semiconductors. Authorized by more than 60 leading semiconductor manufacturers, Rochester acquires all remaining finished devices, wafer/die, and available intellectual property in order to manufacture the exact same device and provide a reliable, continuing source of semiconductors used in critical systems worldwide -- in any quantity and for as long as needed. All components are 100% manufacturer traceable and certified. Rochester´s product offering includes 300,000+ Rochester-manufactured device types, from commercial to space-level; complete, authorized device re-creation, as well as billions of die and finished devices, in stock and ready to ship. Rochester is certified to ISO-9001:2008 and QML MIL-PRF-38535, as well as AS9120. Rochester is privately held. Sales offices are located throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.rocelec.com.

                                                                                           ###