Microchip Delivers 12 Billionth PIC Microcontroller to Nidec

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the shipment of its 12 billionth PIC® microcontroller (MCU) to the Nidec Corporation—a preeminent global supplier of precision motors, based in Japan.  Microchip delivered this 12 billionth MCU approximately 10 months after delivering its 11 billionth. Today’s announcement demonstrates the…

ECIA Education Foundation Announces Board of Director Elections

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) Education Foundation Board of Directors elected the 2013-2014 slate of officers at its recent meeting in St. Louis. Dave Doherty, Digi-Key Corp. will continue his term as Foundation President joined by Diane Sweeney, TE Connectivity as Vice President; Al Frugaletti, Rochester Electronics as Secretary and Doug Canterbury, Luscombe Engineering…

OMRON Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

OMRON Corp. held its 80th  anniversary commemoration ceremony on May 10. President Yoshihito Yamada  addressed Omron’s global team of 35,000 employees, declaring his resolve to set Omron on a course to become a true world-leader by the time the company celebrates its 100th anniversary, in order to be able to contribute more than ever to communities around the globe. The…

Allied Electronics Recognized by Honeywell

Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), was recently recognized by Honeywell Sensing and Control with an Innovative Marketing Communications Award – Silver. Allied was selected for the award because of integrated marketing strategies used to promote the Honeywell brand to internal and external customers. “We congratulate Allied Electronics for their exceptional…

NAND Flash Suppliers See 2.1% Decrease in 1Q13

According to DRAMeXchange, a division of global research firm TrendForce, after peaking in the fourth quarter of last year, smartphone and tablet demand decreased in the first quarter of 2013. However, as NAND flash suppliers continually adjusted supply levels to counteract seasonality, NAND flash price remained stable. Total revenue for NAND flash brand manufacturers slid…

Alterra Power Announces March Quarter Results

Alterra Power Corp. is pleased to report its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013. For further information on these results please see Alterra’s Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis. Alterra’s financial statements consolidate 100% of the HS Orka and Soda Lake operations, while Alterra’s…