Newark element14 Launches TE Spring Fingers

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has launched an expanded range of TE’s spring fingers, a single-contact, surface-mountable internal connector with a variety of uses on a printed circuit board. The range is being expanded to include a variety of styles, heights and materials to meet all customers’ needs. TE’s spring fingers are available with same day shipping,…

NXP, Qualcomm Partner on NFC, Security

Eindhoven, Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced that Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, will integrate NXP’s industry-leading near field communication (NFC) and embedded secure element (eSE) solutions across Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) 800, 600, 400 and 200 processor based platforms. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The agreement will enable the rapid introduction of NFC and…

SST, Globalfoundries Qualify 55-NM Embedded Flash Memory

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, through its Silicon Storage Technology (SST) subsidiary, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced the full qualification and availability of SST’s 55nm embedded SuperFlash® non-volatile memory (NVM) on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 55nm Low Power Extended (LPx)/ RF enabled platform. The qualification of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’55nm, split-gate-cell SuperFlash technology-based process was performed according to JEDEC standards. This…

Merger Meets Growing Demand for Portable Power

KRG Capital Partners has acquired Palladium Energy, Inc., a provider of customized power solutions. This is KRG’s second investment in its portable power solutions “buy-and-build strategy,” which began in 2014 with the acquisition of ICCNexergy, Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of rechargeable power systems. The two privately-held Chicago-based companies – Palladium Energy and ICCNexergy…

TE Connectivity Awards Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor providing the newest semiconductors and electronic components, received the prestigious 2014 Global High Service Distributor of the Year Award from TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity. This annual Electronic Distributor award was presented to Mouser executives at TE’s recent Global Distribution Summit in San Francisco, California.…

MagnaChip Announces Management Changes

Seoul, South Korea  — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced that Tae Young Hwang has resigned as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and President and from all other officer and director positions with the Company and its subsidiaries. Mr. Hwang’s resignation…

Alternative Manufacturing Earns IPC QML

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Alternative Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), an electronics contract manufacturing company based out of Winthrop, Maine. AMI provides PCB assembly, wire harness production, and product assembly for a variety of industries. To earn the QML, AMI successfully completed an intensive…

Akros Silicon Opens New Shanghai Office

San Jose, Calif. – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, announces the opening of a new office in Shanghai, China, to meet increasing product demand. The office is located at Building #2, BaiCun Park, Wang Yuan Road, FengXian District, Shanghai, and is Akros’ second office in China, the first being…

Mouser Stocks TI SimpleLink MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc. Inc. the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the SimpleLink™ Ultra-Low Power Wireless Microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments (TI). These wireless MCUs target Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee®, and other 2.4 GHz RF applications. The SimpleLink Wireless MCU platform is very low power with low active RF and…