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Ametherm Offers REACH-Compliant Protection Devices

Carson City, Nev. — As part of Ametherm’s commitment to the environment, the company today announced that its entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors conforms to the requirements of the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. Taking effect in 2007, REACH was adopted to improve the protection of…

Cypress Unveils $49 Kit for USB 3.0 Designs

San Jose, Calif. – Intel Developer Forum (IDF) — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform that enables designers to add high-performance USB 3.0 throughput to virtually any system. The new SuperSpeed Explorer Kit, now available for $49 online, is based on Cypress’s programmable EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 peripheral controller, which offers the…

GaN Drives Microwave RF Power Semiconductor Market

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Spending on microwave RF power semiconductors continues to tick upward as the availability of new gallium nitride (GaN) devices for 4 to 18 GHz becomes more pervasive. Point-to-point communications, SATCOM, radars of all types, and new industrial/medical applications will all benefit by the introduction of these high-power GaN devices. “While gallium arsenide…

Altis, TSI Join eSilicon’s Wafer Quote System

San Jose, Calif. – eSilicon Corporation, a leading independent semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions provider, today announced the addition of two foundries — Altis Semiconductor and TSI Semiconductor — to its automated, instant online quote system for multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles. The service, accessed through user-friendly web or smartphone interfaces, instantly generates executable MPW quotes. Typically it can take…

QuickLogic Sensor Hub Delivers Lower Active Power

Sunnyvale, Calif. – ArcticLink 3 S2 delivers 2X Customer Specific Programmable Logic Capacity, 4X Computational Performance, 4X Algorithm Capacity, 8X Sensor Data Buffer Industry leading active power consumption of < 150uW at 1.2V Fully pin-for-pin and software-compatible with previous generation ArcticLink 3 S1 QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator of ultra-low power programmable Customer Specific Standard…

Vishay MC AT Resistors Meet AEC-Q200 Qualification

Malvern, Pa. — To meet the growing demand for AEC-Q200-qualified parts, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its MC AT professional series of automotive thin film chip resistors is now AEC-Q200-qualified over its entire resistance range from 1 Ω to 1 MΩ. Designed to deliver stability under harsh environmental conditions in automotive and industrial applications,…

IPC Launches Labor Pool Study

The apparent gap between the need for workers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills and the available talent in North America is an issue that is especially pressing for electronics manufacturers who also seek workers with a manufacturing background. In response to the industry’s need for information and answers, IPC — Association Connecting…

RFMD Shareholders Approve TriQuint Merger

Greensboro, N.C. — RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) today announced the preliminary results of its special meeting of shareholders held earlier this morning to approve its agreement and plan of merger and reorganization with TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. RFMD shareholders voted to approve the merger agreement and to approve, by non-binding advisory vote, the compensation arrangements…

GaN Systems, Mouser Sign Global Deal

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, today announced it is has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics.   GaN Systems’ gallium nitride power transistors are based on its proprietary Island Technology® and offer significant advantages over traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs to bring smaller,…