NXP Semiconductors Acquires Quintic Unit

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Quintic to acquire assets and IP related to its Wearable and Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) IC business. This transaction contributes to NXP’s drive to create security and connectivity solutions for fast-growing Internet-of-Things applications in Health & Fitness Wearables, Mobile Transactions,…

Component Suppliers Gearing Up for Wearable Electronics Boom

New York, N.Y. — The “hot” topic in today’s electronics market is arguably wearable electronics. Consumer devices such as “smart” watches, electronic fitness accessories, Google Glass come to mind, but the market is still in its infancy and is likely to embrace a wide range of products of varying forms and complexity. The vast potential of…

Display Market in Flux, Researchers Say

Although thin-film-transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) technology still leads the display market, demand for the panels has been diminishing for a while. One research firm predicts the TFT LCD market will reach its peak next year while another researcher says larger-size TFT LCD displays may have some life in them yet. RnRMarketResearch.com reports the…

General Cable Improves Supply Chain Visibility

Fairfax, Va. — InfinityQS International, Inc., the global authority on real-time quality and Manufacturing Intelligence, announces that General Cable has improved visibility and decreased process variations from plant to plant by using InfinityQS ProFicient. As a result, General Cable, a global leader in the development, manufacturing, design and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber-optic wire and cable products,…

Minco, Northrop Grumman Ink Distribution Deal

Austin, Tex. – Minco Technology Labs, LLC (Minco) and Northrop Grumman Corporation have signed a distribution agreement authorizing Minco to market and sell Northrop Grumman’s line of radiation hardened semiconductor products to customers in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. “The Northrop Grumman name is synonymous with leading edge process and product technology and Minco…

Heilind Stocks Amphenol QSFP+ Connectors

Wilmington, Mass.– Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the QSFP+ Stacked Combo/E Series interconnect system by Amphenol Connectors. The QSFP+ Stacked Combo/E Series interconnect system consists of a two-row, 38-position, 0.8 mm pitch connector and a press-fit cage designed to be compatible with the QSFP transceiver specifications. The connector system…

Sanmina Certified For Medical Devices

Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced that its India Design Center (IDC) has been awarded the ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certifications for medical product design and development. Achieving these certifications recognizes Sanmina’s continuing…

Sensirion Goes Global With Future

Sensirion, the world’s leading manufacturer of sensors and sensor solutions, has announced a global sales agreement with Future Electronics, the leading distributor of electronic components with exceptional customer-focused logistics concepts. As part of the agreement, Future Electronics will sell the Sensirion product portfolio of humidity sensors and sensor solutions for the measurement and control of…