Analog Devices to Acquire Hittite

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, and Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ:HITT), an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications, today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement whereby ADI will…

Digi-Key Touts ‘Unwavering Commitment’ to Design Engineers

Design engineers love Digi-Key Corp. Study after study by industry consultants have consistently affirmed it as the component distributor many engineers often turn to first for prototype purchases. It’s a relationship nurtured over Digi-Key’s more-than-40 -year existence and nothing on the horizon will change this “unwavering commitment and dedication to engineers,” according to senior executives…

IoT Joint Venture Formed

Greenvity Communications and Brain & Iris Technologies (BITPL) of Pune, India, today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for joint development of Internet of Things (IoT) products, consisting of smart meters, lighting nodes, and wireless and powerline communications (PLC) modules. Through this joint development, Greenvity and BITPL expect to generate synergy…

IPC Offers Conflict Minerals Workshop

Even before electronics manufacturing companies were filing reports in compliance with the June 2 conflict minerals reporting deadline, savvy electronics manufacturing companies were looking forward and making preparations for the future of conflict minerals reporting. Continuing its long-standing conflict minerals educational outreach efforts, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is offering a one-day conference, Conflict Minerals:…

ThomasNet Re-launches Sourcing Platform

  ThomasNet.com®, industry’s leading free supplier discovery and product sourcing platform, has announced a “re-launch” to better enable supply chain professionals and engineers to find trusted suppliers and solve their most difficult sourcing challenges. Advanced functionality and powerful new applications, added to a platform which is already home to the largest database of North American…

OPEN Alliance SIG Progress Report

The OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) Special Interest Group (SIG), a non-profit industry alliance established to drive wide scale adoption of Ethernet-based automotive connectivity, today announced a number of milestones including growing membership, the formation of several new technical committees and the election of a new chair. Since its inception in the fall of 2011, the OPEN Alliance…

America II Adds 3 Franchises

  America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into several distribution agreements, partnering with 3M, Transcend Information Inc., Comchip Technology Corp., and Hongfa America Inc.   “America II’s Blended Distribution℠ describes how we combined—or blended—traits of the independent and authorized channels,” said Brian Ellison,…