New Trading Portal Launched

QualityTrade (QualityTrade.com), a new online business-to-business portal that has launched with 12,000 members, offers a better algorithm for providing search results. It lists the highest quality suppliers and products first, not the ones that pay the most. HOW IT WORKS The other top portals of today let suppliers buy a higher position in the search results…

Mouser Launches High-Voltage Tech Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the introduction of their new High Voltage Components Technology site. Mouser’s new technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in this popular technology segment, including the newest products and…

Avnet Kicks Off X-fest

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), kicked off the North American leg of the international X-fest seminar series earlier this month. X-fest offers free hands-on training for FPGA, SoC, DSP and embedded systems designers targeting Xilinx® All Programmable products. Avnet has created a short video to give engineers an insider’s…

Mouser Expands XMC Portfolio

Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the XMC1000 ARM® Cortex‑M0 32-bit Industrial Microcontrollers from Infineon Technologies. With this new product offering, Mouser Electronics is now the first to stock the entire Infineon XMC family of microcontrollers and boasts the broadest offering of Infineon XMC MCUs available for same-day shipping. This new XMC series is built…

Spansion, Winbond Sign Licensing Agreement

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, today announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Winbond Electronics Corporation (TSE: 2344), a worldwide leading supplier of specialty memory. This gives both companies access to each other’s Flash memory patent portfolio. “This agreement reflects the strong IP position of both companies and…

RS Components Stocks Industrial Duracell Battery

Wellington, New Zealand — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, is stocking the newly named and new-look ‘Industrial by Duracell’ high-performance battery range. Formerly marketed under the Procell name, the market-leading range of Duracell industrial alkaline batteries now builds on the company’s well-known brand name while emphasising…

MegaChips Acquires Nine ST Smart Connectivity Products

San Jose, Calif. — MegaChips Technology America Corporation (MegaChips America) announced that following the signature of an agreement with STMicroelectronics (“ST”) and final closing on September 2, it has acquired 9 smart connectivity products based on DisplayPortTM technology that ST decided to discontinue last year, along with its related assets, business and products in development. During the…

Microsemi Acquires Centellax

 Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced CNT Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi, successfully completed the acquisition of Centellax. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. About Microsemi Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system…