Western Digital Acquires Virident

Western DigitalCorp. (NASDAQ: WDC) and Virident Systems, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Virident, a provider of server-side flash storage solutions, will be acquired by HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital. Virident will be acquired for approximately $685 million in cash. This represents approximately $645…

Absolute EMS Partners With Ionics EMS

Absolute EMS, a leader in electronic manufacturing services to medical, automotive, green tech, and electronic OEM companies, announces a new partnership with Ionics EMS in the Philippines that significantly expands the manufacturing capacity and flexibility of both firms to accommodate the full range of volume demand from customers worldwide. “We have partnered with Ionics EMS,…

Dialog Licenses Cadence’s DSP IP

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies, announced today that it has licenced Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP from Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation. Dialog will initially deploy the IP to develop next-generation audio solutions for its connectivity products.…

Severe DRAM Allocation? Reality Suggests Differently

Spot prices for DRAMs have shot up 19 percent since a recent fire at a SK Hynix plant in China halted production at the industry’s second-largest memory supplier’s facility but fears of “allocation” – one of the most dreaded words in the purchasing community – will eventually prove unfounded. The SK Hynix plant shutdown sparked…

Memory on Allocation at America II

It has been years since the “A” word – allocation – has been used in association with a widely-used commodity component. On Friday, however, one of the industry’s largest independent distributors, America II Electronics, announced it was putting its memory inventory on allocation. The move is related to the recent fire at the SK Hynix…