Freescale Semiconductor Acquires Zenverge

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) has acquired Zenverge, a fabless semiconductor company and a leading developer of advanced HD content processing ICs. Zenverge’s market-leading transcoding technology enables the conversion of one media stream into multiple streams, each individually formatted and optimized for the specific internet connected device or platform where it will be displayed. Among the supported…

Micrium, Embedded Office Partner on Safety-Critical Apps

Weston, Fla. –Micrium, Inc. and Embedded Office GmbH & Co. KG today announced the availability of prepackaged RTOS certification kits (“Cert-Kit”) to reduce cost and accelerate development of safety-critical applications. Complete Cert-Kits are now available for industrial controls, medical applications, and transportation based on Micrium’s industry-leading µC/OS-II® kernel. “µC/OS-II brings tremendous competitive advantages to designers in the avionics,…

Bourns Acquires Komatsulite

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Komatsulite Mfg. Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries.  Komatsulite, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leader in the field of safety devices for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.  Terms of the transaction were not…

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in October

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $29.7 billion for the month of October 2014, an increase of 9.6 percent from the October 2013 total of $27.1 billion and an uptick of 1.5 percent compared to last month’s total of $29.2 billion. Sales in the Americas increased…

HP, Alcatel-Lucent Strengthen Global Alliance

Barcelona, Spain –(Marketwired – Dec 3, 2014) – HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Alcatel-Lucent (EURONEXT PARIS: ALU) (NYSE: ALU) today announced an expansion of their global alliance to help the world’s largest organizations and service providers build network-enabled, distributed cloud solutions to create new business opportunities and greater efficiencies, while improving customer service. The partnership incorporates selected Alcatel-Lucent IP…

GaN Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Daitron

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese company Daito Electron (Daitron) to distribute its gallium nitride (GaN) high power switching transistors in Japan and Korea.   GaN Systems’ gallium nitride power transistors are based on its proprietary Island…

Molex, NuCurrent Partner on Wireless Power Antennas

Lisle, Ill. – Molex Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement as a strategic partner and investor in Chicago-based NuCurrent, a developer of wireless power antenna technology.  NuCurrent created a breakthrough in novel structures for low resistance antennas, initially for the medical device market.  It now offers…