Microsemi Completes Symmetricom Buy

 Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, PETT Acquisition Corp., successfully completed its previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Symmetricom, Inc. (“Symmetricom”) (Nasdaq:SYMM) for $7.18 per share in cash. The tender offer expired at 12 a.m. EST…

Qualcomm Finalizes Omnitracs Sale

Qualcomm Inc.  today announced that the sale of Omnitracs, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to Vista Equity Partners (Vista), a U.S.-based private equity firm, has been finalized. The agreement to sell the transportation and logistics business for approximately $800 million in cash was originally announced in August. “Omnitracs was one of Qualcomm’s earliest businesses…

RS Components Inks Global Pact With Taiwan Semi

 RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed a Global Authorised Distributor agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor. The agreement broadens the scope of the existing collaboration between the two companies to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of discrete…

Environ Offers Brief on CA Regs

In conjunction with coverage of California’s major new regulatory program aimed at reducing or eliminating many toxic chemicals in consumer products, here is a link to an issue brief from Michael Kirschner of ENVIRON,  California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations: Near-Term Actions and Priorities.  Mr. Kirschner discusses a number of important topics including: The regulatory time…

TTI Exec Featured at SAE Meeting

TTI, Inc., global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced that Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total Quality, is slated to speak at the upcoming SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium – South (CPAS). The symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Irving, Texas. Recognized as a top industry thought leader…

The Ugly Truth About Counterfeiting

Nothing has polarized the supply chain like counterfeiting. It has pitted segments of the industry against one another (distributors versus brokers) and more recently divided the channel into two camps: Pro-DNA and anti-DNA. Both of these debates center around proposed solutions to the counterfeit problem in the channel and both have spurred action. But these…