RFMW, Qorvo Sign Global Distribution Deal

San Jose, Calif. – RFMW Ltd. and Qorvo, Inc. have announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective immediately. Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, was created through the merger of TriQuint and RFMD. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution…

Commercial Drones Market to Reach $4.8 B by 2021

San Francisco, Calif. – Next generation commercial drones achieve a complete replacement of existing commercial airfreight delivery systems, they are used for 3D mapping, commercial pipeline observation, border patrol, package delivery, photography, and agriculture are more energy efficient, last longer and have a significantly lower cost of operation than manned aircraft. Commercial Drones markets promise to…

Synaptics Samples Second Generation TDDI

San Jose, Calif. — Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced sampling of ClearPad® 4300, its second generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) product targeting smartphones and tablets. This new single-chip solution is the first to combine Synaptics’ best-in-class touch controller IP and systems level expertise with proven display driver…

Plexus Cuts Fiscal Q3 Sales Forecast

Plexus Corp. has lowered its fiscal third quarter revenue and profit estimates due to production problems at one of its factories and unanticipated weakness in demand from customers in the networking and communications equipment market. The Wisconsin-based electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider said it now projects revenue for the quarter ended July 4 will be…

Mouser Updates Industrial Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced a new update to its Industrial Applications Site by featuring new resources devoted to the popular topic of home and factory automation. This exciting addition to the applications site provides electronic design engineers with information, resources, and technologies related to the latest advances in home and factory automation, including the…

GaN Systems Adds Sales Rep

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems, the leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has appointed Kruvand Associates as its representative in the US states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  Specialist sales engineering and marketing company Kruvand has expertise in power, interconnect, thermal, electromechanical, RF & wireless active and passive components.  As sales of…

LSI Forms Innovation Team

Cincinnati, Ohio — LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS) today announced an initiative to further the Company’s capabilities in emerging technologies through the formation of an Innovation Team to be led by Andy Foerster, Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Team members were selected from each of the Company’s three divisions, and will focus on developing and refining key technologies and…

ST, French Institute to Develop Next-Gen Nano Components

Building on many years of close collaboration and numerous joint research programs, STMicroelectronics (STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and the French Institute of Materials, Microelectronics and Nanosciences in Provence (IM2NP – CNRS / Aix-Marseille University / University of Toulon / ISEN engineering school), member of the Carnot…

Cree Acquires APEI

Durham, N.C. – Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in silicon-carbide (SiC) power and RF products, today announced the acquisition of APEI, a global leader in power modules and power electronics applications. Combining two highly complementary innovators, the acquisition enables Cree’s Power and RF business to extend its leadership position and help to accelerate the…

IBM Alliance Creates World’s Tiniest Chip

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors.  The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than…