UMC Joins IBM Chip Alliance

IBM (IBM) and United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that UMC will join the IBM Technology Development Alliances as a participant in the group’s development of 10nm CMOS process technology. “Established over a decade ago, the IBM alliance allows the partners to leverage our combined expertise and collaborative research and innovative technology…

Avnet Named Business of the Year in Chandler

Avnet,  Inc.  a leading global technology distributor, has been honored as Business of  the Year by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The 26th  Chandler Community Awards recognized outstanding businesses and  individuals from the Chandler, Arizona community. Avnet earned the  Business of the Year award for its ongoing commitment to the Chandler  community. “Our employees demonstrate their passion for…

Digi-Key & American Technical Ceramics Ink Global Pact

Global electronic  components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in  electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and American  Technical Ceramics (ATC),  today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution  agreement. “As the needs of today’s electronics applications become more and more demanding, innovation is necessary in making components smaller, more reliable, and less expensive” “ATC is very excited…

UPS Service Market Flat in 2012

Although market growth for service on uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) was flat in 2012, revenue in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 5 percent from the same period last year, suggesting the market may be strengthening, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS (NYSE: IHS). UPS service revenues can…

Murata Americas Lauds Arrow, Mouser

Murata Americas has presented Arrow Electronics with its Top Performing Channel Award and Mouser Electronics with its Outstanding Contribution Award.  Both were presented at the recent Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, the largest industry event of its kind. Arrow’s award captures the collaboration between both companies in terms of competitive positioning, customer base expansion,…

LED Packaging Drives Cost Reductions

Packaging cost reduction is driving new technology and design adoption, and fueling a booming equipment and material market. Depending on the device type, packaging can represent 40% to 60% of LED total cost. As such, packaging represents the single-largest opportunity for cost reduction, which is required in order for the industry to access the Holy…

UMC Adds Office in Korea

United Microelectronics Corp.  (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced the opening of its UMC Korea office to help expand regional business and provide local support to customers. The proximity of UMC’s new office to its customers in Korea will create working synergies that will help expedite engagement and support, thus shortening time-to-market for…