Celestica to Acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE:CLS) (TSX:CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Inc. Atrenne is a leading designer and manufacturer of ruggedized electromechanical solutions serving multiple markets, primarily for military and commercial aerospace…

TTI Stocks Molex ValuSeal Connectors

Innovative one piece Molex ValuSeal Wire-to-Wire Connectors achieve industry-leading cost efficiencies and offer IP65 sealing protection, and can now be sourced in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Aimed at consumer, non-automotive transportation and industrial applications, Molex Valu- Seal Wire-to-Wire connectors have a one-piece housing design which simplifies assembly processes…

The Case for Further Distribution Consolidation

The electronics component distribution market is straining under severe margin pressures that are bound to persist until businesses in the sector come to terms with one harsh reality: there are too many of them. Further consolidation of the sector is necessary if surviving distributors are to reap the full benefits of restructuring actions undertaken in…

EMA Adds Ultra Librarian Parts Database to OrCAD Capture Cloud

EMA Design Automation® (www.ema-eda.com), a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, today announced an integration of OrCAD® Capture Cloud with Ultra Librarian®, providing electronics engineers with a cloud-based design tool that is fully scalable to a professional, production-ready printed circuit board (PCB) design solution. “Existing online design tools either lock users…

Fujifilm to Acquire Xerox

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno, “Fujifilm”) announced today that the company and Xerox Corporation (CEO: Jeff Jacobson, NYSE :XRX, “Xerox”) have entered into a definitive agreement to combine Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (President: Hiroshi Kurihara, “Fuji Xerox”) and Xerox. Fujifilm will own 50.1% stake of the combined company. This transaction has been unanimously approved…

EU Approves Qualcomm’s Acquisition of NXP

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of NXP, based in the Netherlands, by Qualcomm of the US. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Qualcomm. Both firms are important players in the semiconductor industry. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “We use…

Electrolux Invest $500M in US Mfg; Consolidates Production

The Electrolux Group said today it is planning total investments of approximately USD 500 millionin its U.S. manufacturing operations, stepping up a strategic initiative to drive profitable growth in North America with new lines of innovative Frigidaire kitchen products. The company also said it will consolidate freezer production into its Anderson, South Carolina refrigeration facility. Today’s announcement entails modernizing and…

ON Semi Joins Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has announced a strategic relationship with Audi following its selection to become part of the German car maker’s Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP). The goal of the interdisciplinary semiconductor strategy is to foster innovation along with quality and make the latest technologies available for Audi models early on -…

Mouser Distributes Espressif Wi-Fi SoCs & Modules

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, announces a global distribution agreement with Espressif Systems. Through the agreement, Mouser is now an authorized distributor of Espressif’s popular and affordable line of ESP8266 and ESP32-based low-power wireless systems-on-chip (SoCs), modules, and development boards for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Espressif portfolio of solutions, available from Mouser…