TTI Acquires Huatong in China

TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of the assets of HuaTong Electronic Co., Ltd., an electronic components distributor headquartered in Dongguan Shilong. Founded in 1994, Huatong was the first batch authorized distributor of Molex connectors in Greater China and remains the largest domestic Molex distributor in Asia…

Bourns Releases SLIC Protection Design Kit

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a specific new 4 kV ITU-T Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (SLIC) Protection Design Kit and PortNote® Solution. The design kit, PN-DESIGNKIT-47, contains a Bourns® high-surge programmable thyristor (TISP9110MDMR-S) along with ceramic PTC resettable fuses for effective protection of SLICs that must operate under 4…

Cree Expands European Distribution

Cree, Inc., a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, is enhancing its support of the European market by extending its partnership with APC Novacom. APC Novacom now stocks all Cree® RF devices that do not require an EU license, including GaN HEMT die, and actively supports Cree’s European market through both volume distribution and small…

TDK Updates Data Book for Overvoltage Protection

TDK Corporation presents the new data book for EPCOS Ceramic Transient Voltage Suppressors (CTVS). It contains the extended product range of multilayer varistors (MLV), ESD/EMI filters, CeraDiode® components as well as leaded transient voltage/RFI suppressors of the SHCV series. Product highlights include the new automotive MLV-E series, which is qualified to AEC-Q200 and is suitable for…

e2v Offers New Package for Freescale 68020 MPU

e2v, the leading high reliability semiconductor solutions provider, working in collaboration with Freescale in the field of semiconductor lifecycle extension, has announced the availability of a new package option for its 68020 microprocessor. This new option will facilitate the transition from the original Plastic Quad Flat Package (PQFP), discontinued in 2010, and enable manufacturers to…

ON Semiconductor Completes Aptina Buy

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor’s existing revolving line of credit. “With a broad portfolio of products…

Finalists Announced for Element14 Design Contest

Element14, along with partner Adafruit, today announces the finalists in its “Hats Off” global design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit GEMMA is a tiny Arduino-compatible sewable microcontroller capable of lighting up a constellation of LEDs based on simple…

Actions Semi Posts Q2 Loss

Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) (“Actions Semiconductor” or “the Company”), one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. All financial results are reported on a U.S. GAAP…