Broadcom Completes Buy of Renesas LTE Assets

 Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced it has completed its acquisition of LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation for approximately $164 million. The acquisition is expected to accelerate availability of Broadcom’s multimode, carrier-validated LTE SoC platform. For more news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom.…

Fairchild Semiconductor Names Global Sales Exec

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, has appointed Chris Allexandre to the position of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Allexandre brings over 15 years of industry experience to Fairchild. Most recently, Chris was Vice President of EMEA Regional Sales & Applications and Distribution…

Mouser Supports Channel in China

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading global distributor of authorized semiconductors and electronic components, affirmed its support for the development of the design chain in western China at the recent Chinese Electronics Distributor Alliance Leaders Summit (CEDA Leaders Summit), held in Xian. As a founding member of CEDA, Mouser is devoted to helping facilitate the development of franchised distribution services…

Avnet Acquires Majority in MSC

  Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in MSC Investoren GmbH (“MSC Group”) as the first step of a two part transaction in which Avnet will ultimately acquire the remainder of the company. MSC is a recognized value-add distributor focused on electronic component distribution, embedded computing technology and display solutions,…

Intel Foundry: Leveraging Process Edge for Profit

The endorsement couldn’t be any sweeter. Intel Corp. is at least five years and “probably” more ahead of the competition in process technology, says John Daane, chairman, president & CEO of FPGA vendor Altera Corp. That’s why Altera will be sourcing semiconductor wafers from Intel starting in 2014, shifting wafer sourcing for high-end products from…

AVX Receives Delphi Award

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received Delphi Automotive’s 2012 Above & Beyond Award.  One of Delphi’s Pinnacle for Supplier Excellence Family of Awards, the Above & Beyond Award recognizes suppliers for providing exceptional service to the company with regard to innovation, protection, quality, service, and/or value in 2012. …

STMicro Receives Chip Technology Award

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced it has won a prestigious BearingPoint Innovation Management Award for its FD-SOI technology in the “Innovation Ecosystem” category. Over the past 50 years, the semiconductor industry’s efforts to meet the growing demand for computing power have followed Moore’s…

Integra Purchases Chip Test Company ASI

Integra Technologies, a world leader in integrated circuit test and related services, announced today that it has acquired Analytical Solutions Incorporated (ASI). Analytical Solutions provides product evaluation services through Destructive Physical Analysis, Construction Analysis, Failure Analysis, Non-Destructive Testing and Counterfeit Device Investigation of semiconductor devices. These services will complement the extensive electrical test and related…