element14 Kicks Off IoT Vertical Farming Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest electronic design community, announces today the launch of its latest design competition – the Vertical Farming Challenge. Sponsored by Silicon Labs and Wurth Elektronik, with support from the Association for Vertical Farming and Green Spirit Farms, element14 will select 15 engineers to build indoor vertical gardens using technologies and methods that have the…

Brite, CEVA, SMIC Partner on IoT ASIC Design

Shangai — Brite Semiconductor, an emerging ASIC design services firm headquartered in Shanghai, China, announced today the collaborative development of a design platform roadmap with key industry partners, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”). The platform is designed to support Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) IC’s addressing the China market’s emerging needs for smart devices, wirelessly-connected to Cloud infrastructure. Brite is…

Artesyn Launches Japanese, Korean and Chinese Websites

Tempe, Ariz. – Artesyn Embedded Technologies today launched new websites in Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese to make it easier for customers to find the appropriate power conversion or embedded computing solution to fit their needs in their own language. Visitors to the company’s main website at www.artesyn.com will now be able to select their preferred language then navigate,…

TTI Receives Award from Littelfuse

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, is pleased to have received the 2014 Volume Distributor of the Year Award from Littelfuse, the global leader in circuit protection. The award was presented during the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Criteria for the award…

Aavid Acquires Qfinsoft Technology

Boston, Mass. — Aavid Corporation (“Aavid”) announced it has acquired Qfinsoft Technology Inc. (“Qfinsoft”). Based in Rossland, BC, Canada, Qfinsoft specializes in developing software for the simulation of fluid flow, thermodynamics, and combustion processes. Its Qfin software is widely used in fluid flow and thermal management applications and its Qled software is the only product of its…

Bel Announces Management Promotions

Jersey City, N.J. — Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) today announced the promotions of Dennis Ackerman to President of Bel Power Solutions, and Peter Bittner to President of Bel Connectivity Solutions. Daniel Bernstein, Bel’s President and CEO, said, “Bel is fortunate to have two such talented and  dedicated executives to take charge of our Power…

Mouser Ships Intel Compute Stick with Windows

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now shipping the Intel® Compute Stick with Windows 8.1, a new generation of computer from Intel Corp. The Compute Stick is a revolutionary new device that enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer. The Compute Stick…

API Technologies Honors TTI

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components announced today the company has received recognition from API Corp. as Distributor of the Year, marking the fifth time the company has garnered the prestigious award. API Technologies presented the top award to TTI executives at the recent…

UMC Unveils Automotive Platform

Hsinchu, Taiwan – United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today unveiled its UMC Auto SM technology platform to target IC companies designing chips for automotive applications. UMC Auto is a comprehensive platform that consists of a broad portfolio of automotive AEC-Q100 qualified technology solutions ranging from 0.5um to 28nm nodes,…