TTI Adds AirBorn Interconnects

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today the company has added a new connector supplier, AirBorn Interconnects. For more than 45 years, AirBorn has been supplying interconnect systems for aerospace, medical, instrumentation, storage and networking, space exploration and energy industries. AirBorn’s wide range of…

Semiconductor Sales Reached $26.9B in May

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.86 billion for the month of May 2014, 8.8 percent higher than the May 2013 total of $24.69 billion and 2.0 percent more than last month’s total of $26.34 billion. Sales in the Americas increased 10.6 percent year-over-year in May,…

Atmel to Acquire Newport Media

  Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media, Inc. (“NMI”), a leading provider of high performance low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions, that will enable Atmel to offer the industry’s most complete wireless portfolio of smart connected…

Element14 Expands Kemet Portfolio

 Element14 has expanded its portfolio of KEMET capacitors for electronics design and production with the newest lines of super capacitors, inductors and signal relays, suitable for applications in automotive, communications and industrial. Marc Grange, Head of Product Marketing, element14 Asia-Pacific said, “We are delighted to add these popular KEMET products and make it available for…

SMIC, Qualcomm Collaborate on Wafer Production in China

San Diego, Calif. — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), have announced that SMIC and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are working together in connection with 28nm process technology and wafer manufacturing services in China to manufacture Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors. Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon processors are purpose built for…

Vishay Wins Top Components Awards

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company’s TP8 and T42 solid tantalum chip capacitors, T18 wet tantalum capacitors, and IHLP-2525CZ-8A low-profile, high-current inductor have been selected for Electronic Design’s “Top 101 Components.” The annual list compiles the 101 components from the previous year most popular among readers of the magazine’s Products of…

Harwin Lauds Digi-Key

Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has named electronic components distributor, Digi-Key as the winner of its Global Marketing Outreach Award. The honor reflects Digi-Key’s worldwide success in bringing Harwin’s innovative product range to market, specifically recognising the effectiveness of the distributor’s marketing campaigns which have led to strong sales growth.…

Element14 Expands IR Offering

element14 has expanded its portfolio of 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) from International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology. Optimized for a complete power range spectrum, these robust and energy-efficient solutions are suitable for a wide range of use in small motors, loads to industrial applications, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, induction heating,…