Broadcom Blocked From Buying Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today received a Presidential Order to immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO). Under the terms of the Presidential Order, all of Broadcom’s director nominees are also disqualified from standing for election as directors of Qualcomm. Qualcomm was also ordered to reconvene its 2018…

‘Business as Usual’ For Microchip/Microsemi Distributors

Microchip Technology Inc.’s $10.1 billion acquisition of Microsemi Corp. will not have a short-term impact on the suppliers’ distribution relationships, Microchip chairman and CEO Steve Sanghi told analysts last week. Microchip conducts business with many of Microsemi’s distributors, he added, and post-merger channel relationships will be jointly evaluated after the deal is closed. For the…

Vishay MLCCs

Vishay Offers Alternatives to EOL MLCCs

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is offering a number of multilayer chip capacitors (MLCCs) that may be used as alternatives for end-of-life (EOL) commodity parts. Several component manufacturers have recently announced EOL product change notifications (PCNs) for select NPO, X7R and X5R ceramic capacitors. “A lot of customers don’t realize we manufacture these parts unless they are in…

APEC- TI's GaN FET drivers

APEC Product Roundup: BOM and Space Savers

APEC is a leading conference for power electronics that showcases the latest innovations in power products. The overriding themes at this year’s show are system cost reduction through integration and lower bill of materials (BOM); faster time to market and simplifying design. Power electronics manufacturers also are keenly focused on delivering higher efficiency and cutting…

Cree CEO Gregg Lowe

Cree Buys Infineon’s RF Power Business

Cree, Inc. has acquired Infineon Technologies’ RF Power Business for approximately $426 million, which strengthens its position in radio frequency (RF) gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) technologies. The acquisition is expected to expand the Cree Wolfspeed business unit’s growth opportunity in the wireless market as the industry transitions to 4G and 5G networks. Cree…

Mouser Stocks Panasonic BLE Module for IoT Designs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the PAN1760A Series RF module from Panasonic. The low-power Bluetooth® low energy module offers years of operation using only a CR2032 battery for simple and reliable Internet of Things (IoT) designs. The Panasonic PAN1760A module, available from Mouser Electronics, is a fully autonomous device…

Symmetry Signs Distribution Agreement with Globalstar

The leading technical global semiconductor distributor of wireless and video technology, Symmetry Electronics, announced today the company has signed a distribution agreement with Globalstar, the leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Symmetry Electronics will now offer a range of Globalstar’s satellite and multi-radio modems which support global connectivity. “Globalstar and their innovative products…

World Micro, Degson Ink Distribution Deal

Georgia-based electronics distributor, World Micro, is proud to announce today that it has signed a new franchise distribution agreement with Degson Electronics Co., Ltd. The newly formed franchise agreement allows World Micro to promote, distribute, and market Degson products. This strategic partnership will expand availability of terminal block and connectivity products in networking, mobile computing,…