79% of Engineers Use Dev Kits for Production Designs

Chicago, Ill. – Development kits have become instrumental in taking electronic designs through to end products, according to a new report from element14. It reveals that 79 percent of engineers use all or part of their development kit designs in their final production designs, beyond the prototyping and testing stage. Three-quarters also agree development kits are playing…

Global Semiconductor Industry Posts Highest Quarterly Sales

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $87 billion during the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.7 percent over the previous quarter and a jump of 8 percent compared to the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter sales outperformed the…

MaxLinear Acquires Physpeed

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Physpeed Co., Ltd., a privately held developer of high-speed physical layer interconnect products addressing enterprise and telecommunications infrastructure market applications. MaxLinear will pay approximately $11.0 million…

Wearable-Design Challenge On

The element14 Community, in collaboration with Analog Devices Inc, Tektronix, Electrolube and Leeds Beckett University, today announces the launch of the “Sudden Impact” Wearable Design Challenge. A group of 15 finalists will be selected to develop wearable technology solutions for athletes to track their health and for coaches or medical practitioners to monitor players on…

Heilind Stocks Amphenol CFP Connectors

Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, is now stocking CFP2 and CFP4 Surface-Mount Receptacle Connectors by Amphenol Connectors. Amphenol’s commercial high-speed connectors offer high port density, configurability and utilization for next generation and future generation systems. They provide remarkable mechanical durability and resonance dampening features for superior performance. The CFP2 and CFP4 interconnect…

CooCox Toolchain Now Available

Newark element14 partner Embest has collaborated with STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STMicroelectronics), a global leader in semiconductors, to align the free and open-source CooCox toolchain. This toolchain comes packed with the latest series of STM32 microcontrollers and exposes all performance and feature possibilities. In addition, it is enabled by the more than 600 microcontroller-wide STM32 portfolio for…

Laird Announces Partnership With Future

Laird, a global technology company, is proud to announce that it has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary wireless…

Digi-Key & Mentor Graphics Roll Out New EDA Tools for Engineers

Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of new professional-level EDA/CAD tools, starting at under $200. The jointly developed Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are available today exclusively from Digi-Key. The new Mentor Graphics software is part of the company’s recently expanded suite of design tools, also announced today. For the…