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ISM: Manufacturing Grew in July

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management®(ISM®)Manufacturing…

Atmel Closes Newport Media Buy

Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Newport Media, Inc. (“NMI”), a leading provider of advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions. “We are pleased to have the talented team of Newport Media join Atmel,” said Steve Laub Atmel’s President and CEO. “This…

San-tron Website Features New Cable Assembly Builder

Ipswich, Mass. – San-tron, Inc., a leading manufacturer of RF and microwave coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, has announced the launch of their new website that features a robust product finder, which pulls from San-tron’s extensive library of RF and microwave coaxial connectors and adapters, as well as a simple, user-friendly cable assembly builder. Both tools feed…

Microchip Q1 Sales Up 14.8%

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Consolidated GAAP net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were a record $528.9 million, up 7.2% sequentially from net sales of $493.4 million in the immediately preceding quarter,…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill at Parity

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth was flat in June, but orders were up and the book-to-bill ratio returned to parity. Flat Sales and Growing Orders Reported in June Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.9 percent in…

Fujitsu & ON Semi Ink Foundry Deal

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that they have entered into a foundry services agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor at its 8-inch front-end semiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Initial production of wafers is expected to begin within a year from today,…

Kemet Offers Supercapacitor Development Kit

Greenville, S.C. – KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of its Supercapacitor Development Balancing Kit. This kit complements the KEMET S301 Supercapacitor and includes a 2-stage active balancing circuit to ensure that voltage across each Supercapacitor cell is approximately equal. Typical applications include product validation, prototyping, low…