Gowanda and TTE Team For Expansion

Gowanda Electronics, a US-based designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components and inductors for power, radio frequency (RF), and high frequency (HF) applications, is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE, Inc., also a US-based company, to provide a broader range of electronic components to the global design engineering community. TTE, Inc. designs…

Qualcomm Transitions Management

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the management transition of Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive officer and Dr. Paul E. Jacobs to executive chairman of the Board of Directors during the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. As CEO, Mollenkopf will assume overall responsibility for Qualcomm, including all lines of business and all functional groups…

Coilcraft Launches New Web Tool

Coilcraft has launched an all-new Power Inductor Finder web tool that allows users to quickly find and compare inductors based on their exact operating conditions: current, ripple, frequency and ambient temperature. Combining elements of several other popular tools on the site, the new Power Inductor Finder instantly calculates core and winding losses, computes temperature rise,…

Sager Adds GE Power to Roster

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, today announced a new distribution agreement with GE’s Critical Power business, a leading manufacturer of end-to-end power solutions for the building, box and board. “Sager’s strength is in the industrial and medical markets, and we have a strong field application engineering program. Our commitment…

Silicon Labs Acquires Touchstone Semiconductor

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced the purchase of the full product portfolio and intellectual property of California-based Touchstone Semiconductor Inc., an early-stage power management technology company and provider of high-performance, low-power analog IC products. Silicon Labs purchased the assets of Touchstone for $1.5 million. Touchstone’s low-power analog…

Anti-Counterfeiting Chip Released

Today, EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group and a world-leading supplier for RFID and NFC circuits, announced the EM4237, the first high-secure ISO/IEC15693 compliant device offering unequalled RF performances and enabling efficient and secure solutions for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection. The EM4237 provides a universal identity card and an encrypted tamperproof digital…

CTS to Consolidate Operations

CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) today announced that it intends to consolidate its Canadian operation in Streetsville, Ontario, into other existing CTS facilities. The consolidation process is expected to be completed in the first half 2015. Operations at the Canadian facility will be transferred to CTS’ facilities in Mexico and China. The decision to consolidate the…

Manufacturing Index Inches Up

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 57th 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®)…

GaN Systems Boosts Tech Marketing

  GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announces the appointment of Charles Bailley as Senior Director Technical Marketing, Asia, effective March 3rd.  Bailley’s appointment is part of the company’s strategy of increasing headcount worldwide to support early adopters of GaN-based devices as world-leading automotive, industrial, and enterprise equipment manufacturers…