Samsung and Apple Fend Off Low-Cost Smartphones

For the second calendar quarter in a row, smartphone shipments represented more than half (52%) of the world’s mobile phone shipments.  Led by electronics manufacturer Samsung, an estimated 408 million handsets and 214 million smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2013, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research. Feature phone shipments declined 20% year-over-year…

Richardson RFPD Adds CDE DC Link Capacitors

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces availability and full design support capabilities for a new line of high energy density DC link capacitors from Cornell Dubilier. The 948D Series uses a fused, segmented metallization pattern, offering greater open circuit protection, increased reliability, and superior control of capacitance loss than competitive types. The new capacitors are ideally-suited…

Finisar Awards Avnet Memec

Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. , today announced that it has received the Distributor of the Year award from Finisar Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of fiber optic components and subsystems. “Our team works to match Finisar products with both the new and existing clients…

ECIAauthorized.com Adds Search Widget

 The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) now offers its manufacturer members a “Distributor Stock Search” (DSS) widget to use in conjunction with the authorized electronic components inventory search site ECIAauthorized.com. When placed on the manufacturer’s website, the widget allows customers to easily find parts from authorized distributors. “This new enhancement offers our manufacturer members a…

RFMD to Sell UK Chip Facility to Compound Photonics

 RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced an agreement to sell its Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, in the U.K. to Phoenix-based Compound Photonics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction and product transition are expected to provide…