Buyers: DRAM Prices to Rise 10% in Q4

Contract DRAM prices increased by five percent in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the previous quarter, driving record quarterly revenues for DRAM makers, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Due to continued tight supply and limited bit supply growth, DRAM revenue increased 16.2 percent sequentially. The market outlook for the fourth quarter indicates…

Ventec Receives IPC-4101 QPL Certification

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) to Ventec International Group, a global electronics material manufacturing company headquartered in Suzhou, China. Ventec produces and sells copper-clad laminates, prepregs and packaging substrates to the global electronics industry. Ventec successfully qualified their products VT-90H and VT-901 to specification sheet 41 of IPC-4101E, Specification for Base Materials…

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Unsolicited Proposal

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) (“Qualcomm” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously rejected the unsolicited proposal announced by Broadcom Limited (“Broadcom”) on November 6, 2017. “It is the Board’s unanimous belief that Broadcom’s proposal significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the Company’s leadership position in mobile technology and our future growth prospects,” said Paul…

ams, Sunny Opotech Partner on 3D Sensing Cameras

ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, and Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Company Ltd. (HKG: 02382.HK), a leading manufacturer of integrated optical devices and optical imaging system solution provider, today announced a collaboration to jointly develop and market 3D sensing camera solutions for mobile…

TTI Adds Sensata Industrial Solutions

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has signed a European agreement with Sensata Industrial Solutions, a division of Sensata Technologies which has a diverse product portfolio that includes pressure and temperature sensors and switches, position sensors, and solid state relays. Sensata Industrial Solutions encompasses well-known brands including Crydom, BEI Sensors and Kavlico,…

Sager Ships TE Power Triple Lock Connectors

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, is now stocking TE Connectivity’s Power Triple Lock connector system. TE’s Power Triple Lock connector system offers high performance with a functional design. From the audible lock to the many added customer benefits, the Power Triple Lock connector…

6 Meaningful Ways Businesses Can Support Veterans (Part 1)

By Steven Weintraub, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) (First of two parts) Most Americans feel truly grateful to our nation’s veterans and military personnel and take many opportunities available to express that gratitude. But what does one do to specifically show appreciation for those families of service members, veterans, and all currently serving military to…

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Business Continuity Strengthens the Supply Chain

Supply chain resilience is increasingly seen as a critical component of an organization’s ability to deal with supply chain disruptions. With growing support from top management more organizations believe business continuity is key to increasing the resilience of their supply chains. A survey, conducted by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and supported by Zurich Insurance Group,…

mCube Acquires Xsens

mCube, provider of the world’s smallest and lowest power MEMS motion sensors, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of 3D motion tracking products and technology company Xsens from ON Semiconductor. This merger brings together two complimentary innovators and technology leaders in the 3D motion sensing and tracking industry: Privately held mCube is the…