EZchip Completes Acquisition of Tilera

Yokneam, Israel –EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH), a leader in high-performance processing solutions for networking, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tilera Corporation, a privately-held US-based company that develops high-performance multi-core processors, intelligent network interface cards and white-box appliances for data-center networking equipment. The aggregate purchase price paid upon completion of the acquisition…

Osram LEDs Achieve Breakthrough Efficacies

The “Hi-Q-LED” project coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed LEDs with extremely high efficacy and diminished “green gap” The “Hi-Q-LED” project funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has made pioneering advances with green LEDs, greatly diminishing what is known as the “green gap” phenomenon – the significant drop in efficacy…

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…