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…