TI Names Peter Balyta Vice President

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ:TXN) today announced that Peter Balyta, Ph.D., has been elected vice president of the company. Balyta is also president of the Education Technology division, which focuses on market-leading educational technology to improve student achievement in mathematics and science. “Peter’s unique combination of experience in global markets, tenure with the Education Technology…

Brandman Offers Supply Chain Courses

Brandman University’s School of Extended Education, the entrepreneurial division of Brandman University, today announced its partnership with APICS Orange County.  APICS is the world’s leading professional association for supply chain and operations management.  Along with the APICS Orange County chapter, Brandman will offer a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exam preparation course at its Irvine…

ON Semi Accredited by DoD

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, has been granted “Trusted Design” status for its Pocatello, Idaho, facility through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense MicroElectronics Activity (DMEA) accreditation program. The design accreditation adds to the company’s “Trusted Foundry” and “Trusted Broker” accreditations, making ON Semiconductor one of only a select few Trusted…

Seagate Acquires Xyratex

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology. “Exabyte growth is accelerating, and we are building higher capacity drives to address this growth,” said Dave Mosley, President of Operations and Technology…

M/A-COM Offers IP Licensing Program

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon technology. MACOM detailed recent progress in two areas critical to realizing its future vision of enabling the mainstream adoption of GaN as a large-scale RF semiconductor…

Newark element14 Offers Molex Mega-Fit

Newark element14 is now offering the Molex Mega-Fit Power Connector, delivering cutting-edge current density at 23.0 amps per circuit on a 5.7-millimeter pitch and row spacing. The compact form factor paired with high-current terminals provides one of the most power-dense connectors available. The split-box terminal design offers six independent contact points for redundant current paths…

Tessera Drops Qualcomm Case

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) (“Tessera” or the “Company”) today announced that Tessera’s subsidiary, Tessera, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm, Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) to dismiss the case of Tessera, Inc. v. Qualcomm, Inc., et al. (Case No. 4:12-CV-00692 (United States District Court for the Northern District of California)). The agreement also provides that Tessera…

Lenovo Recalls Battery Packs

Lenovo has received two reports of the battery packs overheating, resulting in damage to the computer, battery pack and nearby property.  No injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: ThinkPad notebook…

Altera and Intel Expand Fab Pact

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) and Intel Corporation today announced their collaboration on the development of multi-die devices that leverage Intel’s world-class package and assembly capabilities and Altera’s leading-edge programmable logic technology. The collaboration is an extension of the foundry relationship between Altera and Intel, in which Intel is manufacturing Altera’s Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs…