Samsung, STMicroelectronics Sign Strategic Agreement

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the signing of a comprehensive agreement on 28nm Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology for multi-source manufacturing collaboration. The licensing accord provides customers with advanced manufacturing solutions…

Delta Adds RFMW to Distribution Roster

RFMW Ltd. and Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corporation today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective April 7, 2014. Delta Electronics, founded in 1955, offers a full range of RF/Microwave and Millimeter wave interconnects. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering…

Freescale Buys M/A-COM Unit

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced that its subsidiary Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. has completed the sale of its CPE communication processor business to Freescale Semiconductor, including the ComcertoTM 100, 1000 and 2000 product families of multicore embedded processors. The terms…

EMS Merger: Varitron Buys Altronics

Varitron Group Inc., a leader in electronic products assembly, is proud to announce that it has acquired Altronics Manufacturing, Inc., a company specializing in high-technology electronic contract manufacturing services (EMS). Altronics, based in southern New Hampshire, serves New England and the rest of the United States. It has the technical expertise and operational flexibility to…

RFMW Supporting PE33241

  RFMW , Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE33241, a high performance, flexible  integer-N PLL capable of frequency synthesis up to 5GHz. The PE33241 offers a low phase-noise floor FOM of -230 dBc/Hz, a 20dB normalized phase noise improvement over previous generation PLLs. With a dual mode prescalar modulus of 10/11…

Supplier Diversity Tool Released

Procurement and supply management professionals working toward achieving diversity targets no longer have to consult multiple resources to find qualified companies. With ThomasNet.com’s new Supplier Diversity Application, they can now turn to one free central source. Industry’s leading product sourcing and supplier discovery platform offers one of the largest databases of woman-owned, minority, disadvantaged and…

What’s Inside Google Glass?

El Segundo, Calif. — Although Google Glass, which sells for $1,500, has hardware and manufacturing costs of only $152.47, according to a teardown by IHS Technology, it doesn’t translate into a “sky-high margin of 90 percent” for each sale, according to IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler. “As in any new product—especially a device that breaks new technological…