Altera & TSMC Partner on Packaging

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced the two companies have worked together to bring TSMC’s patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera’s 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs. Altera is the first company to adopt this technology in commercial production to deliver improved quality, reliability and performance…

Element14 Expands Passives Portfolio

Element14 has expanded its portfolio of tape and reel passives, discretes and connectors for electronics design and production, including 10,000 of the most essential high-performance passives from industry-leading global suppliers such as AVX, Epcos, Kemet, Panasonic and Vishay. Contract manufacturers, CEM and OEM, will benefit from the operational and cost savings using these products in…

Littelfuse Wins Workplace Award

Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, today announced it has been named one of the 2014 “Best Places to Work in Illinois.” This is the third consecutive year Littelfuse has received this prestigious ranking. The awards program is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association…

RFMW Stocking TriQuint Wideband Transistors

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for wideband, DC-3.5GHz GaN transistors from TriQuint. Available as the T2G4003532-FS earless package or the T2G4003532-FL, both transistors are input prematched for S-band operation. The devices are constructed with TriQuint’s proven TQGaN25 process, which features advanced field plate techniques to optimize power and efficiency at high drain bias operating…

Renesas Tops Automotive IC Supplier Ranking

El Segundo, Calif. —Renesas maintained its number one ranking in the automotive semiconductor market in 2013, with a half-billion-dollar gap over the second-place competitor, Infineon, according to IHS Technology. Rounding out the top five are STMicroelecronics, Freescale and NXP. The overall automotive semiconductor market expanded five percent in 2013, reaching $26.7 billion in 2013, up from $25.4…

U.S. to Dodge Solar Shortage

Munich —A long-running battle in the global photovoltaic (PV) market between the United States and China over antidumping and subsidy charges could expand into higher solar costs, with wide-ranging ramifications for the U.S. if punitive tariffs are levied on Taiwanese cells. However, enough tariff-free capacity should still be available in 2014 to ensure there are…

RS Supplies LUXEON Ultraviolet LEDs

Singapore — RS Components (http://singapore.rs-online.com/web) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (http://www.electrocomponents.com) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of high-power LUXEON ultraviolet (UV) LEDs from Philips Lumileds. Featuring the industry’s smallest footprint of just 2.2 sq. mm, the high-power emitters are one-fifth the size of…