Element14 Expands Microchip Offering

 Element14 has announced its expansion of its Microchip portfolio of products of kits for development and lighting.  Microchip is a leading provider of analogue, RF and microcontroller devices for rapid time-to-market for diverse applications such as industrial automation, consumer electronics, medical and lighting. “We are delighted with our partnership with element14 which enables us to support…

Power Integrations Wins Patent Decision

 Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI) today announced a verdict in one of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a month-long trial in federal district court in San Francisco, a jury found yesterday that Fairchild willfully infringed two of Power Integrations’ patents, and awarded Power Integrations damages of $105 million. Based on the finding…

Panasonic Capacitors Available at RS Components

RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com/index.html ) (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, is stocking two new low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) polymer capacitors( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors ) from the Panasonic Industrial Devices range. POSCAP(TM) and OS-CON(TM)( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors/tantalum-capacitors/?searchTerm=npi-jan14-panasonic-poscap_sg&searchType=Offers&h=s&redirect-relevancy-data=77633D4E4F4E4526 ) offer reliable, efficient, long lifetime solutions…

Apple CFO to Retire

Apple today announced that Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September. Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of Finance and corporate controller, will succeed Peter as CFO reporting to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Peter will transition the CFO role to Luca in June and the balance of his…

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,…