Altera Ships 20 nm SoCs

San Jose, Calif. — Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today strengthened its leadership position in SoC FPGA products by shipping its second-generation SoC family. Arria® 10 SoCs are the industry’s only programmable devices that combine ARM® processors with a 20 nm FPGA fabric. Arria 10 SoCs bring across-the-board improvements to enable higher performing, lower power, and…

Samsung SDI to Acquire Magna Battery Business

Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (KRX:006400), a global leader in energy solutions and electronic materials, has agreed to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier. The acquisition is expected to enhance Samsung SDI’s capabilities in batteries for electric vehicles by combining the company’s established leadership in battery cells and modules…

RFMW Inks Deal With API Technologies

RFMW Ltd. and API Technologies Corp.  today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective February 1, 2015. API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API”) is a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave and millimeterwave solutions. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized…

America II Signs Agreement With Marl

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 Marl International Limited, a manufacturer of LED products and systems used in various applications including the telecommunications, transportation, defense and industrial industries. “America II is evolving quite a bit,”…

TT Electronics-IMS Receives Nadcap OK

TT Electronics Integrated Manufacturing Services (IMS) announces that its Fairford facility (formerly known as New Chapel Electronics Ltd) has received Nadcap accreditation for Electronics Cable and Harness Assemblies (AC7121). As Nadcap recognises IMS’ fourth global manufacturing facility for continual improvement and excellent manufacturing processes, the company continues to demonstrate its commitment to the growing aerospace…

Wilbrecht Joins ECIA

Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., a subsidiary of Microprecision Electronics SA, a manufacturer of LED indicator lights, metal foil resistors and mechanical switches has become a member of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA.) The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives, and authorized distributors. ECIA members…

Microsemi Gets ‘Trusted Supplier’ Nod

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has received the Category 1A Trusted Design, Test and Broker accreditation from the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). The completion of the Category 1A Trusted accreditation is a major milestone for Microsemi, and is part of…

Lenovo Selects NXP Chip for Phones

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), today announced that the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro smartphone, due to be released in April 2015, will use the NXP LPC54100 series of microcontrollers for always-on sensor processing applications. Lenovo selected the LPC54100 series for its processing power and market-leading power efficiency to maximize battery life while supporting today’s popular…