Element14 Nabs Exclusive Moto Mods Dev Kit Deal

Chicago, Ill. – element14 has signed an agreement to be the exclusive global distribution and manufacturing partner of Motorola for its new maker and developer-focused Moto Mods Development Kit (MDK). The MDK is designed to connect to the new Motorola Moto Z smartphone and enable makers to create their own Moto Mods, creating custom applications that transform the capabilities of…

Analog Devices to Buy Linear Tech for $14.8B

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) will acquire Linear Technology for $14.8 billion, making it a tougher competitor in the analog semiconductor sector with expected annual revenues of about $5 billion. The combined companies will become an analog industry leader across product categories, including data converters, power management, amplifiers, interface, and RF and microwave products. The acquisition…

Infinite RF, L-Com Announce Merger

Irvine, Calif. – Infinite RF Holdings, Inc., an urgent needs supplier of engineering-grade radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and cable assemblies through their Pasternack and Fairview Microwave branded lines, today announced the acquisition of L-com, Inc., a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity solutions with significant custom manufacturing capabilities. Headquartered in North Andover,…

Mouser Stocks Cypress PSoC 4 Bluetooth Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the CY8CKIT-143A PSoC® 4 BLE 256K module from Cypress Semiconductor. This fully certified Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) module is an easy-to-use solution for creating a complete BLE system with Bluetooth 4.2 features — data length extension, upgraded privacy, and enhanced security — all of which are critical for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The module’s compatibility with Cypress’s small-footprint…

Cavium Names New COO

San Jose, Calif. — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced that Raghib Hussain has been named Chief Operating Officer of Cavium. Mr. Hussain co-founded Cavium in 2000. He has served in various management and technology leadership roles since the inception…

LeEco to Acquire VIZIO for $2B

LeEco and VIZIO, Inc. announced today a definitive agreement under which LeEco would acquire VIZIO, Inc. for $2 billion USD. The VIZIO hardware and software businesses will be owned and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of LeEco, while the VIZIO data business, Inscape, will spin out and operate as a separate, privately owned company. Recently…