TI Enhances Digital Power Ecosystem

Houston, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today enhanced a third-party ecosystem of digital power hardware and software tools as well as development services. This ecosystem allows digital power design engineers who use TI’s broad portfolio of C2000™ microcontrollers (MCUs) to develop their systems quickly and easily. The members of the ecosystem include Altair, MathWorks and Powersim. Each company…

Microsemi To Acquire Centellax

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Centellax, a supplier of high-speed analog and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet datacom markets. The terms of the transaction were not…

Exar Appoints VP of Sales for EMEA

Fremont, Calif. — Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the appointment of Ali Sahin as vice president of sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Sahin is based in Munich, Germany and reports to Steve Bakos, senior vice president of sales. His responsibilities include management of Exar’s European sales and field applications staff,…

element14 launches Design Center

London – Today marks the official launch of the element14 Design Center a new resource for engineers that offers the most comprehensive range of development tool information alongside product details and supporting material. Rich application and product information, including 360 degree images, videos and downloads, are supplemented by stock availability and price, manufacturer details and engineer comments from…

Lattice, Cypress Partner on USB 3.0 Video Bridge

San Francisco, Calif. – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) a low-cost development kit that provides a complete reference design for USB 3.0-enabled video bridges. The new Lattice USB 3.0 Video Bridge Development Kit simplifies integration of USB 3.0 audio and High-Definition (HD) video connectivity for…

Haier Opens US Tech Center

Haier America, a division of the multinational home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center here, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. Headquartered in New Jersey, Haier America will initially establish a new 30,000 square-foot product research and development tech center in Evansville. With…

Newark element14 Moves HQ

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14, a Chicago-based high-service distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions, has relocated its Americas headquarters from Ravenswood to the West Loop. The tech company’s new offices are located at 300 S. Riverside Plaza in Suite 2200. “We’re thrilled with our move to a new and inspiring office space and look forward…