IHS Partners With TGBN

IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced that its CAPS Universe electronic component database now powers the intelligence behind the recently launched Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN). TGBN is a new online community from Network Product Solutions, LLC (NPS) for buyers, engineers, and suppliers to connect, collaborate, share,…

Manufacturing Shifts Toward a Multi-Source Strategy

This week’s announcement that Whirlpool Corp. is doubling the size of its Greenville, Ohio manufacturing plant and adding 400 jobs is another example of how U.S. manufacturing is moving back onshore. Or is it? Onshoring (or reshoring) is occurring, according to Wade McDaniel, vice president for solutions development for global distributor Avnet Inc., but so…

America Semiconductor Inks Global Deal With Quest

America Semiconductor, LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, today appointed Quest Components, Inc. a franchised distributor of its full lines of rugged high-reliability high-power standard, fast and super-fast recovery rectifiers, low-power and bridge rectifiers, diacs, IGBT modules, SCRs, Triacs, TVS and Zener diodes.  The agreement augments America Semiconductor’s presence in strategic markets while…

Avnet Named an Ethisphere ‘Most Ethical Company’

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This is Avnet’s first year being honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to…

IEC Electronics Named to IPC Validation Services QML

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded the first IPC J-STD-001/IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to IEC Electronics Corporation’s Newark, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico, facilities. In addition, IEC Electronics’ testing laboratory, Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL) in Albuquerque has been certified as an IPC-approved Validation Services Test Laboratory. IPC President and CEO John…

Avnet EM Launches Xilinx Zync-7000 SOM

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-Module Plus, a system-on-module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC XC7Z100 device. The module is the newest addition to Avnet’s Mini-Module Plus Development System, which is a fully customizable modular platform comprised of…

Littelfuse Opens New Tech Center

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS) today announced the opening of a new Technology Center in Mount Prospect, Ill. The 23,500 square-foot facility combines research and development teams from three former Chicago-area locations. It is designed to enhance collaboration and creativity in developing next-generation products for the company’s electronic and automotive customers. “Innovation is the foundation of…

J-Devices to Buy Renesas Facility

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas”), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that Renesas and J-Devices Corporation (“J-Devices”) have signed a definitive agreement (DA) to transfer part of the manufacturing facility at Renesas Semiconductor Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“Renesas Semiconductor Singapore”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, to J-Devices Semiconductor Corporation (“J-Devices Semiconductor”),…

Tessera, Renesas Settle Patent Dispute

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) (“Tessera”, the “Company” or “we”) announced that its Tessera, Inc. and Invensas Corporation (“Invensas”) subsidiaries entered into an agreement to settle their pending cases against Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”) and Renesas Electronics America, Inc. In conjunction with the settlement, Renesas entered into new multi-year patent license agreements with Tessera, Inc. and…