Mouser Offers TI Design Tool

  Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering an online software design tool from Texas Instruments that delivers customized designs in mere seconds. WEBENCH® Designer lets designers generate, optimize, and simulate designs that conform to their unique specifications. Mouser Electronics supports the complete design with its large breadth of in-stock products from TI and other leading suppliers.…

Altera Joins China Mobile R&D Program

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced its collaboration with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to research and develop next-generation wireless networks based on the Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) architecture. Altera FPGAs and intellectual property (IP) provide CMRI’s wireless system solutions with a development platform and technical support that are being used to verify future…

Processors in Cars to Value $1.6 Billion

 ABI Research forecasts that the revenues from main processors shipped in OEM-installed connected car telematics systems will increase from around $360 million at the end of 2012 to $1.6 billion globally by the end of 2020. Developments in the smartphone world are revolutionizing consumers’ in-car expectations and creating growth opportunities for silicon providers offering automotive…

IPC: PCB Growth Stalls

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program, which included a revised 2013 forecast of nearly flat sales growth for 2013. Sales and order growth both stalled in August after signs of upward momentum in recent months. Sales and Orders Remain Slow…

Benchmark Acquires EMS Division of CTS

Benchmark Electronics Inc. said it has bought the electronics manufacturing services unit of CTS Corp., paying approximately $75 million for the division. The business services the industrial, aerospace & defense, medical and communications market, according to a statement issued by Benchmark and CTS. Like many other medium-size contract manufacturers Benchmark has been deepening its offerings…