ON Semi Accredited by DoD

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, has been granted “Trusted Design” status for its Pocatello, Idaho, facility through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense MicroElectronics Activity (DMEA) accreditation program. The design accreditation adds to the company’s “Trusted Foundry” and “Trusted Broker” accreditations, making ON Semiconductor one of only a select few Trusted…

Seagate Acquires Xyratex

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology. “Exabyte growth is accelerating, and we are building higher capacity drives to address this growth,” said Dave Mosley, President of Operations and Technology…

M/A-COM Offers IP Licensing Program

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon technology. MACOM detailed recent progress in two areas critical to realizing its future vision of enabling the mainstream adoption of GaN as a large-scale RF semiconductor…

Newark element14 Offers Molex Mega-Fit

Newark element14 is now offering the Molex Mega-Fit Power Connector, delivering cutting-edge current density at 23.0 amps per circuit on a 5.7-millimeter pitch and row spacing. The compact form factor paired with high-current terminals provides one of the most power-dense connectors available. The split-box terminal design offers six independent contact points for redundant current paths…

Tessera Drops Qualcomm Case

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) (“Tessera” or the “Company”) today announced that Tessera’s subsidiary, Tessera, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm, Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) to dismiss the case of Tessera, Inc. v. Qualcomm, Inc., et al. (Case No. 4:12-CV-00692 (United States District Court for the Northern District of California)). The agreement also provides that Tessera…

BlackBerry Posts Loss for FY 2014

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today reported financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended March 1, 2014 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated). Q4 Highlights: Cash and investments balance of $2.7B at the end of the fiscal fourth quarter Adjusted Q4 gross…

America II: Evolving the ‘Blended’ Distribution Model

In 1989, Michael Galinski founded America II Electronics Inc. with the intent of building a successful IC distribution company. Today, America II is one of the largest independent distributors of electronic components in the world. Now in its 25th year of business, America II has expanded globally and has consistently ranked as one of the…

Lenovo Recalls Battery Packs

Lenovo has received two reports of the battery packs overheating, resulting in damage to the computer, battery pack and nearby property.  No injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: ThinkPad notebook…

Restoring Trust in High-Tech Product Integrity

The U.S. government data mining and spying program conducted by the National Security Agency dealt a crippling blow to trust and confidence in the integrity of business intelligence and products following its revelation by former contractor Edward Snowden. In the electronics industry, the process of cleaning up the mess and restoring confidence in the relationships…