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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…

Digi-Key Inks Deal With BlueCreation

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a distribution agreement with BlueCreation, an industry leader in the manufacture of dual-model BLE solutions. Based in the United Kingdom and focused on helping customers build innovative devices integrating wireless technologies, BlueCreation specializes in the manufacture of…

Kemet Releases iPad App

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced its electronic components app for iPad®. The KEMET Catalog App provides convenient access to more than 350 capacitor and electronic component product datasheets. App users can easily navigate by product type or search by keyword. The publications are stored locally providing fast…