Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in October

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $29.7 billion for the month of October 2014, an increase of 9.6 percent from the October 2013 total of $27.1 billion and an uptick of 1.5 percent compared to last month’s total of $29.2 billion. Sales in the Americas increased…

HP, Alcatel-Lucent Strengthen Global Alliance

Barcelona, Spain –(Marketwired – Dec 3, 2014) – HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Alcatel-Lucent (EURONEXT PARIS: ALU) (NYSE: ALU) today announced an expansion of their global alliance to help the world’s largest organizations and service providers build network-enabled, distributed cloud solutions to create new business opportunities and greater efficiencies, while improving customer service. The partnership incorporates selected Alcatel-Lucent IP…

GaN Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Daitron

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese company Daito Electron (Daitron) to distribute its gallium nitride (GaN) high power switching transistors in Japan and Korea.   GaN Systems’ gallium nitride power transistors are based on its proprietary Island…

Molex, NuCurrent Partner on Wireless Power Antennas

Lisle, Ill. – Molex Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement as a strategic partner and investor in Chicago-based NuCurrent, a developer of wireless power antenna technology.  NuCurrent created a breakthrough in novel structures for low resistance antennas, initially for the medical device market.  It now offers…

Heilind Stocks Molex Direct Solder Terminals

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking the SolderRight Direct Solder Terminals manufactured by Molex Incorporated. The new SolderRight Direct Solder Terminals have a low-profile that enables right-angle connections to a printed circuit board at a low applied cost. They are ideal for tight packaging constraints and…

TE Connectivity Opens Wearables Lab

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today announced the official opening of its TE Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, California. Exclusively focused on wearable technologies across consumer, medical, industrial and defense businesses, the lab serves as a collaboration center for TE’s team of engineers, scientists and its customers throughout the design process. “TE designs and…

Mouser Launches Dev Tool Center

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announced today the launch of its new Engineering Development Tools Center on Mouser.com. This time-saving microsite allows developers to select from a variety of development tools for products such as microcontrollers, analog and digital ICs, LED lighting, optoelectronics, wireless, and more.…

Cypress & Spansion to Merge in $4b Deal

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) today announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. The post-merger company will generate more than $2 billion in revenue annually and create a leading global provider of microcontrollers and specialized memories needed in today’s embedded systems.…