Haier Opens US Tech Center

Haier America, a division of the multinational home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center here, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. Headquartered in New Jersey, Haier America will initially establish a new 30,000 square-foot product research and development tech center in Evansville. With…

Newark element14 Moves HQ

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14, a Chicago-based high-service distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions, has relocated its Americas headquarters from Ravenswood to the West Loop. The tech company’s new offices are located at 300 S. Riverside Plaza in Suite 2200. “We’re thrilled with our move to a new and inspiring office space and look forward…

Ametherm Offers REACH-Compliant Protection Devices

Carson City, Nev. — As part of Ametherm’s commitment to the environment, the company today announced that its entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors conforms to the requirements of the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. Taking effect in 2007, REACH was adopted to improve the protection of…

Cypress Unveils $49 Kit for USB 3.0 Designs

San Jose, Calif. – Intel Developer Forum (IDF) — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform that enables designers to add high-performance USB 3.0 throughput to virtually any system. The new SuperSpeed Explorer Kit, now available for $49 online, is based on Cypress’s programmable EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 peripheral controller, which offers the…

GaN Drives Microwave RF Power Semiconductor Market

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Spending on microwave RF power semiconductors continues to tick upward as the availability of new gallium nitride (GaN) devices for 4 to 18 GHz becomes more pervasive. Point-to-point communications, SATCOM, radars of all types, and new industrial/medical applications will all benefit by the introduction of these high-power GaN devices. “While gallium arsenide…