Actions Debuts its First 64-Bit Chipset

Zhuhai, China,  — Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. will debut the inaugural chipset of its new Falcon Series product family, the ATM9009, a 64-bit quad-core solution for high-end Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The ATM9009 SoC processor is a new generation, ultra-high performance solution featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex A53…

Atmel Unveils Low-Power Bluetooth Smart Platform

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has launched an ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart solution achieving sub-1µA in standby mode, which is said to deliver the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for certain applications. The BTLC1000 is housed in a 2.1- X 2.1-mm wafer level chipscale package (WLCSP) making…

Greenvity, Mitsumi Deliver Smart Outdoor Lights

Milpitas, Calif. – Greenvity Communications and Mitsumi Electric have expanded their collaborative relationship to include development and manufacturing of a complete Internet of Things (IoT) turnkey solution with cloud and mobile apps for low voltage LED lights in outdoor applications. LED lighting OEMs and ODMs can transform conventional low-voltage outdoor lights into energy-efficient smart lights with controllability for turning on/off,…

MEMSensing Touts Smallest 3-Axis Accelerometer

Shanghai — MEMSensing Microsystems Co., Ltd. (“MEMSensing”), a pioneer in MEMS sensor design and products development in China, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) jointly announced the launch of the world’s smallest 3-axis accelerometer MSA330, which utilizes SMIC’s CMOS integrated MEMS device fabrication and TSV-based wafer level packaging technologies. By vertically integrating…

O2Micro Cuts Workforce

George Town, Grand Cayman– O2Micro(R) International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced that it is refocusing the Company’s Intelligent Power Management Business Unit to better align its resources to focus on its new tablet and smartphone Power Management products. The strategy is…

Element14 Expands High-Temp Passives Lineup

element14 has expanded its portfolio of high-temperature passives from leading global suppliers Vishay, Kemet, Panasonic, AVX and TT Electronics. These high-performance passives have been added to its range of over 160,000 products; including capacitors, resistors and inductors, for use in extreme temperature applications such as oil and gas, industrial automation, automotive, medical instrumentation, and test…

Visteon Targets the Connected Vehicle

CES – Las Vegas — Premiering a range of highly interactive displays, in-vehicle demonstrations and autonomous driving simulators, Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) will highlight how software, services and connectivity can improve a vehicle’s lifetime value – while enhancing the ownership and driving experience – at the 2015 International CES from Jan. 6-9. “As one of the…

ISM: PMI Index Falls in December

Tempe, Ariz. — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey…

RFMD, TriQuint Complete Merger

Greensboro, N.C. — RF Micro Devices, Inc. and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. announced today they have completed their merger of equals to form Qorvo™ (Nasdaq: QRVO), a new leader in RF solutions. Qorvo is expected to begin trading today on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market. “This is an important milestone for our Company, employees, customers, shareholders…