Qualcomm Invests $150 Million in Chinese Startups

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has made a commitment to invest up to $150 million in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will invest in Chinese companies that further the development of mobile technologies in the following areas: Internet; e-commerce; semiconductor; education and health. Qualcomm is pleased to announce that…

Measurement Specialties Opens New Facility in Chengdu

Hampton, Va. – Measurement Specialties, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEAS), (the “Company”), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, held the grand opening of their new West China R&D and Manufacturing Center in Chengdu today. The company hosted various dignitaries at the ceremony, including Mr. Peter Haymond, Consul General for the US Consulate in Chengdu.…

Richardson RFPD Expands Cree Z-FET Offering

LaFox, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new silicon carbide power Z-FET® from Cree, Inc. The C2M0040120D is a 1200V, 40mOhm RDS(on) SiC MOSFET that features N-channel enhancement mode and is available in a TO-247-3 package. Benefits of the C2M0040120D include higher system efficiency, reduced cooling requirements, and increased system…

Mouser Stocks Midwest Microwave Line

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has added the Midwest Microwave line from Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions, to its extensive lineup of component solutions. The Midwest Microwave product line, now available for same-day shipping from Mouser Electronics, offers coaxial microwave components known for precision performance and…

Microsemi Acquires Mingoa

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has acquired Cork, Ireland-based Mingoa, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for hardware accelerated Ethernet OAM and embedded tests. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mingoa, founded in 2009 as a…

IPC, Celestica Tackle Pb-Free Issues

IPC and Celestica announce that the IPC Pb-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council is meeting in Toronto, Canada, July 22–24, to discuss lead-free conversion issues related to the safety, performance, reliability and affordability of electronics in the aerospace, defense, medical and other high-performance markets. The meeting is hosted by Celestica, a global leader in the…