Electronics Counterfeiters Get Their Day in Court

Just before the holidays in December 2015 the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut was quite busy: three Chinese nationals were arrested and held on federal criminal complaints pertaining to counterfeit Xilinx components and stolen, military-grade semiconductors from the U.S. Navy that were set to be exported from the United States. On the same day, Jeffrey…

microQSFP MSA Group Releases Spec

Santa Clara, Calif. – The members of the microQSFP (micro Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) group today released draft mechanical specifications of the microQSFP module and cage.  The module and cage draft mechanical details allow system designers, optical module makers and copper cable assembly providers across the industry to begin the process of…

Bourns Buys Murata’s Trimming Potentiometer Business

Riverside, Calif.– Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.  The transfer of the acquired assets will begin in early 2016.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bourns invented the world’s first trimming…