Qualcomm to Appeal KFTC Fine of $865M

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) today announced that it has reached a decision in its investigation of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), finding that certain of the Company’s business practices are in violation of Korean competition law.  The KFTC announced that it intends to issue a corrective order relating to the specific practices at issue and impose an administrative fine of…

Heilind Asia Stocks TE MTA Connectors

Heilind Asia, the leading global distributor of interconnect and electromechanical components, announced an expanded inventory with MTA connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors. TE’s MTA connectors are utilized to distribute low current signals throughout electronic equipment. Mass termination of wires provides the lowest applied cost because it drastically reduces…

Mouser Stocks Cree XLamp MHB-B LEDs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Cree XLamp MHB-B LEDs. These new high-power LEDs enable designers to more effectively deliver lower system costs for high-lumen, high-efficiency applications designed to meet the new DesignLights Consortium (DLC) 4.0 Premium…

3D and 2.5D IC Packaging Market Worth $170.5B by 2022

According to the new research report “3D IC and 2.5D IC Packaging Market by Application (Logic, Imaging & Optoelectronics, Memory, MEMS/Sensors, LED, Power), Packaging Technology (3D Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Packaging, 3D TSV, 2.5D), End-User Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be worth USD 170.46 Billion by 2022, at a…

TDK to Acquire InvenSense for $1.3B

Key Transaction Highlights: Acquisition promotes further growth in sensor and actuator products, an important part of TDK’s strategic growth plan, and will strengthen TDK’s position as a stronger global player for sensor solutions. Transaction brings together more complete portfolio of sensor and software solutions spanning inertial, pressure, microphone and ultrasonic wave sensor products and technologies…

Mouser Ships Nordic Bluetooth 5 nRF52840 Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the nRF52840 Preview Development Kit (nRF52840-PDK) from Nordic Semiconductor. The nRF52840-PDK is a versatile single board development kit for evaluating the nRF52840 system-on-chip (SoC), a proprietary wireless connectivity solution that supports several protocols, including the…