ON Semiconductor Completes Aptina Buy

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor’s existing revolving line of credit. “With a broad portfolio of products…

Finalists Announced for Element14 Design Contest

Element14, along with partner Adafruit, today announces the finalists in its “Hats Off” global design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit GEMMA is a tiny Arduino-compatible sewable microcontroller capable of lighting up a constellation of LEDs based on simple…

What Do Design Engineers Really Want?

Most components suppliers and distributors say they primarily target audience electronics design engineers. Executives at these companies say engineers are the most important customers they aim to serve. The desire to serve design engineers is not in doubt what’s uncertain is how well components vendors and distributors really know what these customers really want. Just…