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Flextronics to Make NEXTracker Controllers

Flextronics International Ltd. said it has been selected to manufacture self-powered tracker controllers for NEXTracker Inc., a producer of horizontal tracking equipment used for solar projects, efficient power conversion (EPC) facilities and other energy systems. NEXTracker’s products are used in clean technology programs across several continents and the company operates offices in Asia, Europe and…

TI Tops Analog IC Ranking

Over the past few years the analog IC market has seen good growth driven by several markets including LED lighting, smart power management, and now wearables, growing nine percent in 2014. Texas Instruments (TI) continues to be the leading supplier of analog devices with $8.1 billion in sales in 2014, increasing its analog market share…

CTIA: Spectrum Generates $400B Per Year in the U.S.

Every so often the licensing of spectrum — the radio frequencies that carry  wireless communications — becomes a battle between the “haves” and “have nots.” As  the report “Mobile Broadband Spectrum: A Vital Resource for the American Economy” notes, spectrum is a finite resource that is in high demand in the mobile industry. Spectrum licensed to U.S.…

Intel Invades OEM Design World

Intel Corp. isn’t staying on the sidelines as OEMs review their design operations to improve efficiencies, slash costs and accelerate product time-to-market. The semiconductor vendor is directly inserting itself into the design environment with the hopes of cementing existing relationships and forging new ones as major technology developments and shifting consumer and enterprise demands drive…

Molex Acquires Soligie

Flexible electronics—circuits that can be printed on substrates such as plastic—enable products such as the curved smartphones and TV screens that have been released in recent years. Molex Incorporated is now expanding its presence in the flexible electronics business through its acquisition of Soligie Inc., anounced today. Soligie specializes in printed and flexible electronic solutions for…

Merger Meets Growing Demand for Portable Power

KRG Capital Partners has acquired Palladium Energy, Inc., a provider of customized power solutions. This is KRG’s second investment in its portable power solutions “buy-and-build strategy,” which began in 2014 with the acquisition of ICCNexergy, Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of rechargeable power systems. The two privately-held Chicago-based companies – Palladium Energy and ICCNexergy…