Freescale Brings Kinetis to Auto Market

Longtime automotive silicon pioneer Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is continuing to drive market innovation with the announcement that its ARM®-based Kinetis series of microcontrollers (MCUs) is being introduced into the automotive market. Building on its legacy of automotive MCU leadership and leveraging a revolutionary new development environment, the new Kinetis EA series is designed to dramatically…

Witham Named CEO of GaN Systems

GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced the appointment of Jim Witham as CEO of the corporation. GaN Systems’ power conversion devices, based on its proprietary Island Technology®, are being commercialized in 2014 and the company is expanding globally. Co-founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts will continue in their…

RFMW Offers RF Absorbers

RFMW, Ltd. announces the availability of RF absorber material tuned to customer specific applications. These free samples are electrically tuned (optimized) to absorb unwanted RF emissions between 1 and 40GHz based on design requirements provided by the user.  These magnetic “Tuned Frequency” absorbers are intended for specular reflection loss or for customers who experience cavity…

Avnet, Cisco, Lenovo Named Value Leaders

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council today honored 100 world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards). In a world of intensifying global competition and accelerating change, recipients of the ML Awards have distinguished themselves by embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling their companies to anticipate and respond…

EMS/ODM Market Reaches $360B in 2013

was The EMS and ODM market valued at about $363.8 billion in 2013. ReportsnReports.com offers the “Global and China EMS and ODM Industry Report, 2013-2014.” The EMS and ODM market covers telecommunications and network equipment, communications terminals (mobile phone), computers (including desktop PC, laptop, Tablet PC), computer peripherals (including HDD, display, printer, etc.), consumer electronics…

Whirlpool Expands US Manufacturing

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announces today that it will invest $40 million to nearly double the size of its Greenville, Ohio, small appliance manufacturing operations. The expansion is expected to generate approximately 400 new jobs by 2018 – bringing the facility to a total workforce of about 1,400 employees. Executives say strong demand for KitchenAid small…

Flex PCB Market Set to Grow

Rising labor costs in China as well as currency appreciation hurt the nation’s domestic flexible printed circuit board industry last year, according to the “Global and China FPCB (Flexible Printed Circuit Board) Industry Report.”  The overall market will continue to grow: the global flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) market is valued at $1.321 billion with…

Optical Cable Posts Q1 Loss

Optical Cable Corporation today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended January 31, 2014. First Quarter 2014 Financial Results The Company achieved consolidated net sales of $16.5 million during the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, compared to net sales of $17.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. OCC’s sales…