Investment Consortium to Buy OmniVision

Santa Clara, Calif. – OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium composed of Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd. (“Hua Capital Management”), CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (“CITIC Capital”), and GoldStone Investment Co., Ltd. (“GoldStone Investment”)…

Newark element14 Intros Infineon DC Motor Control Shield

Chicago, Ill. – The new Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is now available for purchase from Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts. The product enables fast and inexpensive prototyping of DC motor control. Infineon’s DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is one of the first high current motor control boards…

Strong Dollar Pressures Arrow Q1

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported first-quarter 2015 net income of $106.1 million, or $1.09 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $107.1 million, or $1.06 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2014. Excluding certain items1 in the first quarters of 2015 and 2014, net income…

Flextronics Fiscal Q4 Sales Sag, Profits Rise

Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2015: Flextronics net sales for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015 were just under $6.0 billion, slightly below its previously provided revenue guidance of $6.0 billion to $6.4 billion. Despite the…

Honeywell’s SE and XE Switches Now at TTI

Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components are Honeywell’s SE series and XE series miniature sealed basic switches. The components have been designed for precise and reliable position indication of critical applications on aircraft and military systems. The applications range from military and…

North American PCB BtB Holds at 1.05

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales remained sluggish, bookings continued ahead of last year and the book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.05. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.9 percent in March 2015 from March 2014, bringing year-to-date…

Element14 Stocks Kemet P278 & P295

Element14 has announced it is now stocking two new high-performance metalized impregnated paper series film capacitors from KEMET: the P278, Class X1, 480 VAC and the P295, Class Y1, 500 VAC Used primarily for electronic design engineers, these paper capacitors are the best EMI capacitors in terms of safety, reliability, overvoltage and transient handling, self-healing…

Mouser Aims for the Moon

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launched a new Empowering Innovation Challenge as part of the Empowering Innovation Together™ program that explores the topic of Space Exploration. This challenge, now underway, partners with Astrobotic’s upcoming commercial mission to the Moon. The grand…

Nokia Stays Out of Phone Business for Good

Nokia Corp. said it has no plans to re-enter the mobile communications handset market, effectively curbing growing speculations the company intended to make smartphones in China with a contract manufacturer. In an unusual response, Nokia issued a tersely-worded press statement stating clearly the reports about it intending to make smartphones were “false, and include comments…