Cypress & Spansion Complete Merger

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE)  announced that they have closed the merger of the two companies in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. In a special meeting, Cypress shareholders approved the issuance of 2.457 shares of Cypress stock to Spansion shareholders for each Spansion share they own.…

ON & Transphorm Begin GaN Production

-Transphorm Inc. today announced at APEC 2015, in partnership  with ON Semiconductor, the introduction of two co-branded 600V gallium nitride (GaN) cascode transistors and a 240W reference design that utilizes them. This introduction builds on the previously announced partnership between Transphorm Inc., Transphorm Japan Inc., and ON Semiconductor to bring GaN-based power solutions to market.…

TTI Stocks Vishay’s New vPolyTan Series

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Vishay’s new vPolyTan series of surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors in five compact case sizes in Europe. Optimized for computer, telecom, and industrial applications, the Polytech T55 series devices feature ultra-low ESR down to 30mΩ at +25°C and…

RS Components Enhances Website

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has made a number of important enhancements to its website to make the customer purchasing journey quicker and simpler. The upgrades, which include a redesign of the website header, facets of search and product pages, are all based on customer feedback to make…

IDC Lowers PC Forecast

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of -3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product changes…

Future Has NCL3008x Family

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced the NCL3008x power factor corrected primary side control LED drivers from ON Semiconductor. The new NCL3008x family of PWM controllers combines precise primary side quasi-resonant current control with active power factor correction targeting isolated flyback and non-isolated buck-boost/SEPIC constant current LED drivers. The devices…

RFMW Carries TGA3504-SM

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3504-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3504-SM offers 8dBm of output P1dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 11.5dB. Output third order intercept is >17dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3504-SM supports multiple applications such as Electronic Warfare (EW), military…

Ventec Upgrades UK Facility

  Ventec Europe continues its investment in the establishment and maintenance of meticulous aerospace-standard cleanliness in the pre-preg handling areas of their state-of-the-art distribution center in Warwickshire, United Kingdom. The European Space agency sees contamination of laminates by foreign material in the dielectric as a major problem and is collaborating with key suppliers to mitigate…

Element14 Carrying FRDM-KL27Z

Element14 has launched the new Freescale Kinetis KL27/17 Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with USB. The board is ideal for evaluating low power Cortex-M0+ based designs that require USB capability. The Kinetis KL series of MCUs is one of the most energy efficient MCUs in its class. The new Kinetis FRDM-KL27Z Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with…

IQD Frequency Inks Pact With America II

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products, a manufacturer of frequency devices used in commercial-grade, professional-grade, and military applications. “Investments in America II’s infrastructure and supply chain are vital to our five-year growth…