Rochester Electronics Facility Certified to AS9120 Standard

Authorized semiconductor distributor and continuing manufacturer certified to aerospace quality system.

Newburyport, MA, May 20, 2010 --( Rochester Electronics, the world’s largest authorized continuing manufacturer and distributor of end-of-life and mature semiconductors, has certified its facility in Newburyport, Mass to AS9120 requirements, the aerospace quality management system for stockist distributors. The AS9120 certification provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system focused on areas directly impacting aerospace distribution. The AS9120 standard addresses chain of custody, traceability, quality control, availability of records and counterfeit awareness.

In addition to AS9120 certification, Rochester Electronics is also IS0 9001:2008 certified, EN 9120:2002 certified, JISQ 9120 certified, and a member of the Class V Qualified Manufacturer List (QML) by the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). In 2007, Rochester received the Chinese Reliable Electronic Component Supplier's Classification (RECS) by China's Ministry of Industry, a joint administrated program by the China Electronic Purchasing Association (CEPA) and the China Quality Association for the Electronics Industry (CQAE).

“The AS9120 quality management system is based on the tested and proven foundation of ISO 9001 with additional enhanced requirements for lot splitting, control of records, material traceability and foreign object detection (FOD). This certification confirms Rochester’s commitment to supplying customers with reliable, authorized end-of-life and mature semiconductors for military and avionic applications. As a contractually licensed continuing semiconductor manufacturer, the AS9120 certification demonstrates Rochester's dedication to excellence and the highest level of product quality for demanding and mission critical applications,” said George Karalias, Director of Marketing and Communications at Rochester Electronics.

For more information, contact Rochester Electronics at 16 Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950; by calling 978-462-9332; by fax at 978-462-9512; e-mail or on the Web at

About Rochester Electronics, LLC
Rochester Electronics, LLC. is the world’s most comprehensive source and solution for end-of-life and mature semiconductors. Authorized by more than 50 leading semiconductor manufacturers, Rochester purchases all remaining finished devices, wafer/die and available intellectual property. All products are 100% manufacturer traceable and certified. Rochester’s product offering includes more than five billion finished devices, ten billion die and 20,000+ Rochester continuing manufacturing device types. Rochester is privately held and worldwide corporate headquarters are located at 16 Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport, MA 01950 USA, Sales offices are also located throughout the U.S, Europe and Asia.

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