IXF1002NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (January 20, 2010) - Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, is announcing that it will provide, under a license from Intel, continuing manufacturing and customer support for Intel's IXF1002 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), which facilitates simple network management protocol (SNMP) and remote monitoring (RMON) management in gigabit Ethernet server environments.

By extending the life of this device, Rochester offers customers a seamless transition between Intel and Rochester devices, saving significant time, effort, and money. "The Extension-of-Life process enables us to extend the life of semiconductors because we are an authorized, reliable manufacturing source. The IXF1002 components manufactured by Rochester have the exact fit, form, and function as the original Intel-manufactured part," said Paul Gerrish, co-president of Rochester Electronics. "We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Intel and look forward to providing the same product and service quality that their customers have come to expect."

Providing two independent 1 Gb/s intelligent, high performance MAC ports, the IXF1002 dual-port gigabit Ethernet MAC interfaces directly to gigabit Ethernet standard transceivers through either its gigabit media independent interface (GMII) or its gigabit physical coding sublayer (GPCS) interface.

Optimized for switch and router applications, each MAC port includes a 4-Kbyte FIFO for packet receive and a 2-Kbyte FIFO for packet transmit.

For more information, contact Rochester Electronics at 16 Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950; call 978-462-9332; fax 978-462-9512; e-mail sales@rocelec.com; or on the Web at www.rocelec.com.

Rochester Electronics, LLC, is the world's most comprehensive source and solution for discontinued 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+ device types that Rochester continues to manufacture. Rochester is privately held; worldwide corporate headquarters are located at 16 Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport, MA 01950 USA, Sales offices are also located throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Phone 978-462-9332, Email:

sales@rocelec.com, Web site: www.rocelec.com.