Power Integrations Wins Patent Decision

 Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI) today announced a verdict in one of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a month-long trial in federal district court in San Francisco, a jury found yesterday that Fairchild willfully infringed two of Power Integrations’ patents, and awarded Power Integrations damages of $105 million. Based on the finding…

Panasonic Capacitors Available at 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, is stocking two new low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) polymer capacitors( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors ) from the Panasonic Industrial Devices range. POSCAP(TM) and OS-CON(TM)( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors/tantalum-capacitors/?searchTerm=npi-jan14-panasonic-poscap_sg&searchType=Offers&h=s&redirect-relevancy-data=77633D4E4F4E4526 ) offer reliable, efficient, long lifetime solutions…

Avnet on Fortune’s ‘Most Admired’

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, was recognized for the eighth year in a row on Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2014 in the Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment category. Fortune continues to acknowledge Avnet’s strengths in people management, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment,…

Apple CFO to Retire

Apple today announced that Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September. Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of Finance and corporate controller, will succeed Peter as CFO reporting to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Peter will transition the CFO role to Luca in June and the balance of his…

Gowanda and TTE Team For Expansion

Gowanda Electronics, a US-based designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components and inductors for power, radio frequency (RF), and high frequency (HF) applications, is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE, Inc., also a US-based company, to provide a broader range of electronic components to the global design engineering community. TTE, Inc. designs…

Counterfeiters Give ‘Blacktopping’ a Bad Name

In the semiconductor industry, “blacktopping” doesn’t mean paving roads or sealing cracks in an old driveway; it’s resurfacing a semiconductor component to display new information such as date codes. Unfortunately, blacktopping is getting a bad rap because counterfeiters use this practice as a way to disguise devices as “real” when, in fact, they are the product…