RFMW, Keysight Sign Distribution Agreement

RFMW Ltd. and Keysight Technologies of Santa Rosa, California, have announced a distribution agreement effective January 2, 2018. Keysight designs and manufactures high frequency, InP and GaAs MMIC devices providing broadband performance from DC to 110GHz. Product families include switches, attenuators, amplifiers, mixers, limiters, frequency doublers, detector diodes and prescalers. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized…

ECIA Announces New CEO

ECIA announces Bill Bradford will assume the President and CEO position, transitioning in Q1 2018 as John Denslinger steps down. Bill Bradford has over 30 years of experience in the electronic components industry, having led the global sales organizations for Freescale, ON Semiconductor and Entropic Communications. He also served as President and CEO of Minco…

Molex, Blackberry Collaborate on an Automotive Networking Platform

Molex announced today it has teamed up with BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) on the development of a 10 Gbps Ethernet Automotive Networking platform designed to increase data bandwidth in intelligent connected vehicles. Integrating very reliable high-speed data transmission, prioritization, scalability, and BlackBerry’s advanced embedded security solutions, the new Molex network platform will be officially unveiled at…

Xilinx Appoints New President & CEO

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Victor Peng as president and chief executive officer, effective January 29, 2018.  Peng will become the fourth CEO in Xilinx’s history and takes the helm of the global market leader of programmable semiconductor products at a time of increasing momentum and opportunity. “Victor is unique in…

TrendForce: Samsung, China Meeting Could Moderate DRAM Prices

A December meeting between China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Samsung Electronics about the company’s role in price increases for memory products could moderate DRAM price hikes in the first quarter of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange a division of TrendForce. It also could potentially drive Samsung, the market leader for DRAM and NAND flash, to…

AVX to Acquire Ethertronics

AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ethertronics Inc., a privately held manufacturer of passive and active antenna systems. Ethertronics is a leader in advanced antenna system technology and manufactures antenna products for wireless applications such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi, defense, aerospace, medical, and Internet of Things.…

SMC Diode Solutions Inks Distribution Deal with Avnet USI

SMC Diode Solutions, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of discrete semiconductors, voltage regulators, and die and wafer devices, today announced a global distribution agreement with Avnet USI, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and world leader in Hi-Rel/MILSPEC and space level components.   Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet ASI will market, sell, and…