AMS Acquires MAZeT

Premstaetten, Austria — ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and…

Mouser Stocks TE Connectivity FORGE Drawer Connectors

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking FORGE drawer modular power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors. This new tooling platform provides designers of power systems and electrical hardware a wide variety of configurations, providing engineers with more flexibility in design. With its selection of contacts and module configurations, FORGE…

RS Supplies Schneider Electric NFC Timing Relays

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that it is the first distributor to market with the high-quality NFC timing relay from Schneider Electric, which offers control and monitoring of a timing relay via NFC (Near Field Communication) using a smartphone or tablet. The product is…

Peregrine Semiconductor Names New VP & GM

San Diego, Calif.  — Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the promotion of Takaki Murata to vice president and general manager of the high performance analog (HPA) business unit. “Peregrine Semiconductor was acquired by Murata in December of 2014, and they have proven to be a powerful…

Smart Electric Meter Market to Reach $14.3B by 2021

Pune, India – The report “Smart Electric Meter Market by Communication Technology (RF, PLC, and Cellular), End-User (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), Phase (Single Phase and Three Phase) and by Region – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2021” published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 8.84 Billion in 2016 to USD 14.26 Billion by 2021, registering a…

Celestica Recognizes Avnet with TCO Supplier Award

Phoenix, Ariz. – Avnet, Inc., a leading global distributor, today announced it has been awarded a 2015 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Avnet received the award for the third consecutive year, underscoring its commitment to its customers’ success. Celestica’s awards program recognizes…

Mouser, Imahara Launch 3D-Print Contest in Space

Mouser Electronics Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara for the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, the newest series in the exciting Empowering Innovation Together™ program. Mouser is accepting entries for this incredible competition now through Oct. 7, 2016. The I.S.S. Design Challenge, co-sponsored by Mouser’s valued suppliers Amphenol and Intel®, is a call to college and university students,…

Flip-Chip Technology Boosts Markets

Wellesley, Mass. – New levels of performance of electronics technology have been enabled by flip-chip technology, fueling the growth of global markets for semiconductors, electronic devices, and a host of industrial and consumer products. BCC Research reveals in its new report that increasing complexity of the architecture of chip design and fabrication is spurring this market’s exponential growth…

Montage Rolls Out Gen2+ DDR4 RCD

Shanghai — Montage Technology Group Limited (“Montage”), a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and home entertainment markets, today announced its roll-out of the world’s first Gen2+ DDR4 Registering Clock Driver (DDR4RCD02+) capable of DDR4-3200, and the successful validation of its Gen2 DDR4 Registering Clock Driver…