Spansion Joins ZigBee

Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today announced it joined the ZigBee Alliance. Through active participation in the ZigBee Alliance, Spansion will continue to contribute to open standards and technology collaboration to accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). “Spansion is committed to shaping the future of wireless connectivity…

Mouser Has WaveSurfer 3000

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new WaveSurfer 3000 series of oscilloscopes from Teledyne LeCroy. The WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope series combines the advantages of a fully featured oscilloscope with the additional capabilities of a mixed signal oscilloscope, waveform and function generators, and protocol analyzer. All functions are accessible from an advanced user friendly 10.1″…

IPC Applauds U.S. Final PCB Rule

Following years of advocacy work to clarify the treatment of printed circuit boards (PCBs) under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), IPC is applauding the U.S. Department of State’s final rule for Category XI for Military Electronics of the United States Munitions List (USML). Published today, the new rule states that PCBs “specially designed” for…

Visteon Completes Buy of Johnson Controls Unit

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), creating one of the world’s three largest suppliers of vehicle cockpit electronics. The two companies announced plans for the $265 million cash transaction on Jan. 13.  The acquisition will enhance Visteon’s competitive position…

Sager Completes PowerGate Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of PowerGate LLC, a premier North American power specialist distributor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. With the completion of this acquisition, Sager Electronics has added nineteen additional sales professionals assisting customers in the selection…

Astrodyne Acquires Filter Concepts

Astrodyne Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Filter Concepts, Inc. (“Filter Concepts”). Filter Concepts is a well-established provider of EMI Filter products for demanding applications. Filter Concepts’ headquarters are in Santa Ana, Calif., where it designs, tests and manufactures its products. The…

IET Simplifies Digital Library

Access to a global collection of leading science, engineering and technology content, with over 190,000 technical documents, including 70,000 journal articles, 6,000 eBook chapters and 1,300 conference publications, is now available to engineering practitioners at the touch of a button. In order to make its Digital Library more accessible to individuals, the Institution of Engineering…

Asian Circuits Relocates HQ to CA

Asian Circuits Inc., a contract PCB manufacturer that specializes in turn-key printed circuit board assembly, is pleased to announce it has relocated its headquarters from Scarborough, Canada, to a new building located at 11501 Dublin Blvd., #200, Dublin, CA, as of June 27th, 2014. The relocation brings the company’s sales, marketing and technical support functions closer to…

Actions Semiconductor Licenses ARM

  Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS), one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies, and ARM (NASDAQ:ARMH), the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier have signed a license agreement for the 64-bit ARM® Cortex®-A50 processor family. Actions Semiconductor’s first SoC is due to be available in late 2014, making it one of China’s leading…