SMIC, ASML Sign Volume Purchase Agreement

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China,  and ASML Holding N.V. (“ASML”), the world’s leading provider of lithography systems, announce the signing of a volume purchase agreement (VPA) that will provide SMIC with lithography systems from ASML. The VPA which is worth approximately450…

Maxwell, Corning Partner on Ultracapacitor Technology

San Diego, Calif. — Maxwell Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: MXWL) today announced a joint development agreement with Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) with the goal of advancing the state of capacitive energy storage technology by addressing the challenges frequently cited by ultracapacitor customers, including energy density, lifetime, operating environment, form factor and cost. The unique benefits Corning and Maxwell bring to this…

Heilind Expands 3M Offering

Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, has expanded its stock of the 3M™ Shrouded Boardmount Header, .050″ x .050″, 452 Series. The new product additions join the line of small but robust .050″ (1.27 mm) pitch ribbon cable to PCB interconnects that consist of an IDC-style cable mount socket (451…

Microchip, Xymox Announce Strategic Partnership

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Xymox Technologies to provide customers with a complete, cost-effective touch and gesture interface solution with industry-leading low-power touch electronics and printed flexible touch sensors supporting a wide range of existing and emerging markets.…

Avnet Q1 Sales Up 7.8%

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the first quarter fiscal year 2015 ended September 27, 2014. Sales for the quarter ended September 27, 2014 increased 7.8% year over year to $6.8 billion; organic sales (as defined later in the document) grew 5.8% year over year and 5.6% in constant currency Adjusted operating income of $223.7 million…

Mouser Launches Security Apps Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has unveiled their new Security Applications Site on Mouser.com offering design resources for engineers looking to develop cutting-edge security systems. As the world continues down the fast path of internet connectivity with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) convergence, the role of security and combatting threats and vulnerabilities is becoming more…

Arrow Names EMEA Sales VP

Arrow Electronics announced the appointment of Martin Bielesch as vice president sales of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Components. Bielesch joins Arrow from Avnet EMG, where he was most recently regional vice president of Central Europe and, previously, general manager of lighting and new markets in Europe. Prior to this, he held various management…

Avnet Releases Smart Vision Dev Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is helping to eliminate time and cost barriers to develop industry-leading embedded machine vision applications with today’s release of the Smart Vision Development Kit featuring the Xilinx® Zynq®-7015 PicoZed System-on-Module (SOM). The low-cost, all-in-one kit enables engineers in markets such as banking, medical scanning,…