Sharp Promotes Dave Dwyer

Mahway, N.J.– Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), is pleased to announce that Dave Dwyer has been promoted to Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations. In his new role, Dave will be responsible for end-to-end Supply Chain Management and enhancing alliances with supply chain partners in support of…

Magnetic Sensor Growth Shifts to Automotive Sector

Englewood, Colo.  – Global revenues for the semiconductor-based magnetic sensor market grew less than one percent in 2014, primarily due to ongoing price erosion in the electronic compass sensor market, according to IHS Inc. However, the market researcher forecasts nearly four percent growth in 2015 due to rising demand in the automotive sector. The automotive sensor market…

Mouser Stocks TI PGA900 Sensing Conditioner

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the PGA900 programmable resistive sensing conditioner from Texas Instruments (TI). The PGA900 device is the industry’s highest resolution resistive sensing signal conditioner, enabling fast and precise 24-bit measurement of parameters such as pressure, strain, flow, or liquid levels. The TI PGA900 sensing conditioner, now available from Mouser Electronics, manipulates…

Resistor Makers Address Anti-Sulfur Requirements

Sulfur contamination in chip resistors was primarily an issue for the automotive industry, but over the past several years it has migrated into other applications. Sulfur contamination can impact the long-term reliability of resistors in high-sulfur content environments. While there aren’t a huge number of applications in high-sulfur environments, in some industrial locations, such as…

Monolithic Power Systems Sales Up 16% in Q3

San Jose, Calif. — Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high performance power solutions, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 are as follows: Net revenue was $91.2 million, a 12.0% increase from $81.4 million in the second quarter of 2015 and…

Broadcom Revenue Drops Slightly in Q3

Irvine, Calif. — Third Quarter 2015 Results GAAP Non-GAAP Net revenue $2.19 billion Net income per share $.69 $.77 (including $.03 of other charges) ($.03 better than First Call consensus) Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its third quarter…