Global Semiconductor Sales Surge

 The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.70 billion for the month of May 2013, an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous month when sales were $23.62 billion. This represents the largest sequential monthly increase in sales for the industry…

Molex Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation

As Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA), begins its new fiscal year today, the company proudly celebrates its 75th year in business serving customers in the global electronics industry. Providing innovative interconnect solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers, the company’s primary markets include data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and…

Richardson RFPD Presents MACOM Switches

 Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a range of high performance switches from MACOM Technology Solutions (MACOM).  MACOM’s proven range of broadband switches offer industry-leading reliability, frequency coverage from DC to 20 GHz, input power handling up to 10W, insertion loss as low as 0.5 dB, and isolation…

BeagleBone Black Available From RS Components

 RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com/index.html ) (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 announced the availability of BeagleBone Black( http://www.rs-components.com/beagleboneblack ), the latest version of BeagleBone, a credit-card sized open hardware expandable Linux computer from BeagleBoard.org that connects with the Internet and…

Raytheon Acquires Analytics Business

 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has acquired a privately held company, Visual Analytics Incorporated, further extending Raytheon’s capabilities to meet the data analytics, data visualization and information sharing needs of its customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As one of the largest processors of data for the intelligence community, Raytheon has extensive experience handling…

EMS Notebook PC Shipments at 3-Year Low

 Contract manufacturers of notebook computers suffered a worse-than-expected first quarter after shipments to clients like Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. tumbled to the lowest level in three years, according to a PC Dynamics Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global shipments of notebook computers from original design manufacturers (ODM) during January…