Renesas IoT Platform Helps Drive Faster Innovation

Innovation is the name of the game in the world of electronics, particularly for nascent markets like the Internet of Things (IoT). But if a company can’t quickly develop a prototype, test it, and move it into production, it can quickly turn into a losing proposition, resulting in a loss of time, resources, and sales.…

Symmetry Electronics Expands Silicon Labs Franchise

Los Angeles, Calif. — Symmetry Electronics, a worldwide leader in wireless, audio/video, and embedded distribution, has signed an agreement with Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) to offer the full line of Silicon Labs’ products including their groundbreaking microcontrollers, sensors, and wireless portfolio. “Expanding our franchise with Silicon Labs to include their full product offering is a great complement to Symmetry’s existing…

eSilicon Releases Online Quoting Support for SMIC

San Jose, Calif. – eSilicon Corporation, a leading independent semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions provider, today announced that the GDSII Explorer tool now provides support for registered users specifying Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”) (NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981) as their foundry of choice. GDSII Explorer, from eSilicon, is part of the eSilicon STAR (self-service, transparent, accurate,real-time) design virtualization…

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries. Capsule will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life. The acquisition of Capsule…

Intersil Buys Great Wall Semiconductor

Milpitas, Calif. — Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS), a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology for cloud computing, space and consumer applications. GWS’s design team brings valuable experience leveraging advanced design and process…