Microchip Q1 Sales Up 14.8%

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Consolidated GAAP net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were a record $528.9 million, up 7.2% sequentially from net sales of $493.4 million in the immediately preceding quarter,…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill at Parity

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth was flat in June, but orders were up and the book-to-bill ratio returned to parity. Flat Sales and Growing Orders Reported in June Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.9 percent in…

Fujitsu & ON Semi Ink Foundry Deal

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that they have entered into a foundry services agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor at its 8-inch front-end semiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Initial production of wafers is expected to begin within a year from today,…

Kemet Offers Supercapacitor Development Kit

Greenville, S.C. – KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of its Supercapacitor Development Balancing Kit. This kit complements the KEMET S301 Supercapacitor and includes a 2-stage active balancing circuit to ensure that voltage across each Supercapacitor cell is approximately equal. Typical applications include product validation, prototyping, low…

Cavium to Acquire Xpliant

San Jose, Calif. – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, service provider wired and wireless networking, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Xpliant, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California.  Xpliant is a provider of high performance, high density…

Ecliptek Reduces Oscillator Lead times

Costa Mesa, Calif. – Ecliptek Corp. has launched four new oscillator series that offer increased availability on virtually any frequency within the published range. The EQRM12 (2.5VDC) and EQRM13 (3.3VDC) LVPECL series and the EQRF12 (2.5VDC) and EQRF13 (3.3VDC) LVDS series are available for immediate delivery or very short lead times for applications that require commercial or industrial operating temperature ranges. The…

IP&E Lead Times, Pricing Stable

Lead times and pricing trends are expected to remain stable in the interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) component market, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market and Technology Trends report. However, Avnet product managers indicate that lead times for some parts, including aluminum capacitors and inductors, may be on the rise so buyers should closely monitor deliveries for…