Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 24% in July

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $33.6 billion for the month of July 2017, an increase of 24.0 percent compared to the July 2016 total of $27.1 billion and 3.1 percent more than the June 2017 total of $32.6 billion. All major regional markets posted both year-to-year and month-to-month increases…

Richardson RFPD Adds Nine Peregrine Absorptive Switches

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for nine new UltraCMOS® SP6T, SP8T and SP12T absorptive switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The PE42462, PE42482 and PE42412 feature high port-to-port isolation, high linearity, low insertion loss and exceptional power handling. They are optimized for 4G and 4.5G wireless infrastructure switching applications such as…

Mouser Offers Molex Transcend Connected Lighting System

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now offering the Transcend® Network Connected Lighting System from Molex. The Molex Transcend system provides designers a complete management system to accelerate deployment of smart LED lighting control using highly secure network architectures in commercial buildings, educational facilities, healthcare facilities, and manufacturing and warehouse facilities. The Molex Transcend…

Rubicon Labs Joins ST Partner Program

Rubicon Labs, a leader in secure identity services for IoT devices, today announced that it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program to make its Rubicon Identity Service available to STMicroelectronics’ full range of large to low resource microcontroller units (MCUs). Rubicon Labs provisions identities to connected devices including gateways, MCUs and sensors. An easily integrated software agent…

Develop Custom Power Supplies Fast with New Maxim Design Tool

Power novices can now create custom designs with speed and confidence, while power experts can develop finely crafted circuits using the free EE-Sim® DC-DC Converter design and simulation tool from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). Try the EE-Sim DC-DC Converter tool: http://bit.ly/EE-Sim EE-Sim DC-DC Converter Tool Overview video: http://bit.ly/EE-Sim_DC-DC_tool_video Without a robust development tool, power design…

DHL, Huawei Partner on Logistics IoT Solution

DHL Supply Chain together with Huawei Technologies has launched a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application at an automotive site in Liuzhou, China. Leveraging existing infrastructure and limited investments, the implemented IoT solution is designed to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics, leading to significant improvements in inbound processing time at the site.…

Lam Research Acquires Coventor

Lam Research Corporation (Nasdaq:LRCX), a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Coventor, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling solutions for semiconductor process technology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and the Internet of Things (IoT). The combination of Lam and Coventor supports Lam’s advanced process control…

Resilinc: Hurricane Harvey’s Supply Chain Impact May Be Worse than Expected

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on the global supply chain will be worse than expected due to the dependence on chemicals and intermediate products across a range of industries, according to supply chain experts at Resilinc, a provider of supply chain risk and resiliency solutions. Other contributing factors are an interconnected global supply chain and…