Maxim to Raise $500M for Acquisitions

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) has announced the offering and pricing of $500 million of its 2.500% Senior Notes due 2018. Maxim Integrated intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including acquisitions and to repurchase shares of its common stock. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley…

Consumer & Mobility Alter the Electronics Landscape, Part 1

Electronics Here, There, Everywhere: Implications for Industry Design Chain & Supply Chain Landscape. That was the initial headline for this article but the lengthy wording worked against this choice and a shorter title was substituted. Yet, this analogy demonstrates clearly what’s happening in the world of electronics and how the ubiquity of semiconductors and other…

America II Evolves ‘Blended’ Distribution

The distribution categories of yesteryear – catalog, specialty, broadline, independent, franchised – are no longer working for many in the channel. Longtime catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp., for example, no longer publishes a paper catalog. America II Electronics Inc., an independent distributor, has been adding franchises. America II has entered into a global distribution agreement with…

DLA Considers Expanding DNA-Marking Program

In a typical electronics product, a system is only as strong as its weakest link. Therefore, it is the best interest of system builders to ensure none of the parts or subassemblies it uses are suspect. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which currently uses Applied DNA Sciences’ DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology for microcircuits, is considering expanding…

Rochester Partners With QEGOO in China

Rochester Electronics has added QEGOO Technology (Shenzhen) CO., Ltd as an authorized distributor for Rochester-manufactured semiconductors. As an industry-leading professional network platform service supplier, QEGOO has become the preferred platform provider in the electronics industry throughout China.  In addition, QEGOO focuses on providing a more diverse service to the electronics industry, which includes access to…

Vicor Unveils New Website

 Vicor Corporation today unveiled the new easy-to-navigate Vicorpower.com website with a host of new online power design tools. Developed with extensive input from power engineers and refined with intensive user experience testing, Vicor’s new website — including its popular PowerBench™ tool suite — has been redesigned and enhanced to enable power systems designers to accelerate…