ON Semiconductor Sells IGBT Line to Close Fairchild Deal

ON Semiconductor Corp. has sold its insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) product line to Littelfuse, Inc.  in order to move ahead with its acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) required that ON Semiconductor “dispose of its” IGBT business prior to the closing of the acquisition. The IGBT business generated less than…

Collaboration Targets High Temperature Controls for Aerospace

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced a new collaboration with Moog Controls Limited, a division of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B); University of Bristol and Southampton University based in the U.K. The collaboration, named NEMICA, is partially funded by the U.K. government through its…

Rutronik Carries RECOM Converter

Distributor Rutronik presents RECOM’s new RP20-FR series of isolated 20W DC/DC converters. Especially designed for railway applications, they are also ideal for industrial and telecommunication applications. The compact 2“x1“ modules of the RP20-FR series feature a wide 4:1 input voltage range (9-36V, 18-75V, 43-160V) and therefore cover all standard battery-board levels including the ±40% tolerance…

Don’t Use Apple Tax Law Defense Please

Apple Inc. is right to defend itself against the European Commission’s $14.5 billion fine for alleged tax underpayment in Ireland but its defense strategy and explanations should not be adopted by other high-tech companies that may come under regulatory scrutiny. The company is ignoring rising consumer, regulatory and political concerns that many high tech enterprises…

IPC Releases Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Assembly

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC’s Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods in use as well as the percent of…