Appeals Court: Conflict Minerals Rule Violates 1st Amendment

A U.S. appeals court ruled this week that the government cannot compel companies to report whether or not their products contain so-called “conflict minerals” — gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten– mined from regions in Africa. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Monday that the requirement that companies state…

Microsemi FPGAs Achieve DPA Logo Certification

Aliso Viejo, Calif.  — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its SmartFusion®2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and IGLOO®2 FPGAs have successfully passed certification for resistance to differential power analysis (DPA) in the DPA Countermeasure Validation Program developed by Rambus Cryptography Research Division. This allows Microsemi to use…

WPG Americas to Host First Roadshow Event

San Jose, Calif. — WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings,Asia’s number one electronics distributor, announced today that registration is now open for the first ever WPGA Roadshow event, “The Future is Micron Solid,” with Micron Technology, Inc. The first Roadshow event will kick off in Chicago on October 7th.  Presentation topics will surround the future of…