SIA: Semiconductor Sales Up 21% in February

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36.8 billion for the month of February 2018, an increase of 21.0 percent compared to the February 2017 total of $30.4 billion. Global sales in February were 2.2 percent lower than the January 2018 total of $37.6 billion, reflecting typical seasonal market trends.…

Mouser Stocks Lumiled LUXEON CoB LEDs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking LUXEON CoB Core Range (Gen 4) LEDs from Lumileds. These LEDs offer high flux densities in a small light emitting surface (LES), enabling double the luminous flux of the third generation of LUXEON CoB Core Range devices.…

New Yorker Electronics Offers Vishay IR Receivers

New Yorker Electronics has begun distribution of Vishay Intertechnology’s next generation miniature IR receiver modules for IR remote control applications. The new devices in the Vishay Semiconductors TSOP11xxx, TSOP12xxx, TSOP13xxx, TSOP14xxx and TSOP18xxx families deliver improved dark-ambient and disturbed-ambient sensitivity to infrared signals, as well as improved suppression of RF noise. These new IR receivers…

Heilind Expands Distribution Deal with Essentra

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has expanded its franchise distribution agreement with Essentra Components, a global supplier of industrial accessories and hardware. The new agreement will position Heilind Electronics Brasil Ltda., Heilind’s Brazil subsidiary, as an authorized distributor of Essentra products. “We are very excited to add Essentra to our line…

NAI Expands Operations in Southeast Asia

NAI, a leading manufacturer of global connectivity solutions for high performance systems used in the industrial technology, telecom, data and medical industries, announces its expansion in the Southeast Asia region with the appointment of two new executive personnel, effective immediately.  NAI has made this move as part of its continuing commitment to growing business in…

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Micron Fab Interruption May Lead to Tighter DRAM Supply in Q2

In late March, Micron reported that its production facility Micron Memory Taiwan (formerly Rexchip) experienced an interruption of nitrogen gas supply due to the malfunctioning of the gas generation system located outside the facility, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Although the equipment has been fixed, the facility is not expected to return to full…