TowerJazz Q3 Loss Widens on Sales Decline

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. posted a wider loss in the third quarter, hammered by declining revenue and amortization charges although the company said its financial results improved sequentially, continuing a trend that began earlier in the year. The Israeli chipmaker reported its net loss expanded to $31.8 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from…

STMicro & Memoir Unveil Memory Technology

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today its close collaboration with Memoir Systems has made the revolutionary Algorithmic Memory Technology available for embedded memories in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and Systems on Chips (SoCs) manufactured in ST’s fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process technology.  When integrated into products made…

Avnet EM has MicroZed 7020

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the MicroZed™ 7020 System-on-Module featuring the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 XC7Z020-1CLG400C All Programmable SoC, with three times more programmable logic, allowing engineers to run more complex applications for models in evaluation and prototyping, embedded SOM, embedded vision, test and measurement, motor control, and software-defined…

Electronics Outlook 2014: Low-Growth & Uncertainty

The electronics market is sliding into low growth or even negative growth territory with many of the industry’s bellwether manufacturers rolling out fourth quarter revenue guidance that have largely fallen short of analysts’ consensus estimate. And while almost nobody is trotting out the dreaded “downturn” word yet, concerns are building up in the industry over…

counterfeit ICs

DNA Marking Roils Anti-Counterfeit Camp

No matter what the supply chain has done to thwart counterfeit components, bogus parts continue to creep into the channel. The latest effort to stop counterfeiting – by marking components with a unique identifier made out of plant DNA – is not being embraced by all members of the supply chain, including some of its…

IPC: PCB Bookings Below Parity

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and order growth remained slow in September and the book-to-bill ratio slipped below parity to 0.98.  Sluggish Growth Persists Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.7 percent in September 2013 from September 2012 …

Mouser Honored by ECIA

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading global distributor of authorized semiconductors and electronic components, has received the top Electronics Choice Industry Award for Community Activism – Social or Educational Cause, from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) at the ECIA’s annual executive conference Oct. 27-29 in Chicago.  The ECIA, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting…