Conexant Completes Audio Testing Facility in Taiwan

Irvine, Calif. – Having recently expanded its presence in Asia Pacific, Conexant Systems Inc., an audio and imaging innovation leader, today announced that it has completed the build out of its new AudioSmart™ test facility in Taipei’s Technology Corridor. By making a significant investment in this new acoustical engineering and test facility in Taipei, Conexant has more than doubled…

Emerging Markets Fuel Smartphone Demand

There is good news for electronics components suppliers in the mobile device sector. Smartphone manufacturers saw healthy demand in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015, which is expected to continue into the fourth quarter. Demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets fueled worldwide sales of smartphones in Q3 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Global sales of smartphones…

Qualcomm Names Cristiano Amon President of QCT

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that Cristiano Amon has been promoted to executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and president of QCT, effective immediately. During Amon’s 18-year tenure, his leadership has been instrumental in driving revenue growth in the core business and now the expansion into adjacent areas. This promotion is a recognition of Amon’s unique…

Mouser to Sponsor TI Design Challenge for Engineering Students

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it will sponsor the 2016 North American Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge Design Contest. The design contest is intended to encourage engineering students to solve today’s engineering problems by employing analog and embedded design skills into electronic solutions. The contest offers…

Toshiba Unveils SOI Process for RF Switches

Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the development of “TaRF8”, a next generation TarfSOI™ (Toshiba advanced RF SOI) process optimized for radio-frequency (RF) switch applications that achieves the lowest-class[1] of insertion loss[2] in the industry. Sample shipments of SP12T[3] RF switch ICs for smartphones fabricated with the new process will start in January 2016.…

Kemet Testifies On Dodd-Frank

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Per Loof, testified in a hearing before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee’s Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, as part of the full committee’s continued oversight of the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law by President Obama five…

Netlist, Samsung Form Partnership for Storage Memory

Irvine, Calif.– Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), today announced that it has entered into a five year Joint Development and License Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., to produce a new class of NVDIMM-P (NV-P) memory solutions based on Samsung’s industry leading NAND Flash and DRAM, and Netlist’s pioneering work on HyperVault®. The companies will work to create a standardized product interface to…

Vishay Adds Inventory Search Service for Distributor Stock

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it is the first manufacturer of passive components to partner with a new API-based global authorized distributor inventory search service from netCOMPONENTS. The time-saving system provides customers on Vishay.com with more accurate and up-to-date authorized distributor inventory availability information on the company’s portfolio, said Vishay. netCOMPONENTS is a global electronic components sourcing…

Gore Launches Enhanced Website for Aerospace Ethernet Cables

Landenberg, Pa. – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has launched an enhanced website at gore.com/aerospace-ethernet-cables to provide easier access to product information and performance data. The site simplifies the design process by providing connector compatibility data along with cable termination instructions that enable visitors to evaluate the performance of their high-speed interconnects. “We wanted to remove the guesswork…

Electronics Companies Rank Higher for Conflict Minerals Compliance

Electronics companies scored higher than other industries in a ranking of 1,267 publicly-traded companies that filed a Conflict Mineral Disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 2014. The top 100 ranking, conducted by Tulane University and sponsored by consulting firm Assent Compliance, were based on two key areas – compliance with the U.S.…