Vishay 2013 Profit Flat, Revenue Up 6%

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, today announced its results for the year and fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $2,371.0 million, compared to $2,230.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. The net earnings…

Military OKs Gowanda RF Inductors

Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announced that the company recently achieved military approval for four thru-hole RF inductor series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M and MLRF17S. These Gowanda series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirement for military spec MIL-PRF-15305. They also expand the company’s…

Mouser Stocking Freescale Kinetis K-Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking Freescale Semiconductor’s 32-bit Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers. Freescale Kinetis K10/20/30/40/5x 72MHz microcontrollers (MCUs) available from Mouser electronics are low-power 32-bit microcontrollers featuring high precision analog, connectivity, and scalability. Freescale Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers are…

TT Electronics IMG Gets Nadcap Nod

TT electronics integrated manufacturing services (IMS) has been awarded Nadcap accreditation in its Perry, Ohio facility. The Nadcap accreditation has been awarded in the category of Electronics – AC7120, for the company’s printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. With this award, the Perry,…

Altera & Wind River Deploy SoC Tools

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) and Wind River® today announced that as a result of their strategic partnership, the companies have developed and deployed tools and solutions for Altera’s SoC FPGA devices. Wind River’s industry-leading operating systems and development tools support Altera’s multi-core ARM™ processor-based SoC platforms. By leveraging Wind River’s embedded operating systems (VxWorks® real-time…

UMC Fabs Pass ‘Green’ Test

United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), announced today that all eight of its Taiwan-based fabs have passed the Cleaner Production Assessment Method Evaluation conducted by the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOE). With this certification, UMC becomes the only semiconductor manufacturer in Taiwan to obtain cleaner production certification…

Smith & Associates: Independent but Quality Obsessed

Many high-tech companies — and rock bands — are famous for being started in garages.  The $586 million distributor N.F. Smith & Associates had a similar beginning, except it was out of a living room. “Whenever I think about our start-up today, I remember for an eight-year period we had huge challenges: we were undercapitalized,…

M/A-COM Goes Global With Digi-Key

 Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM), a market innovator offering one of the widest and most reliable RF, microwave and millimeterwave offerings in the industry. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio…