Qualcomm Acquires Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone Patents from HP

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) http://www.qualcomm.com and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and pending patent applications from the US and approximately 1,000 granted patents and pending patent applications from other countries, covers technologies…

Macro Sensors Redesigns Website

LVDT and RVDT sensor manufacturer Macro Sensors has redesigned its web site to simplify the selection of linear and rotary position sensors by specific industry applications.  To help web visitors find the right linear or rotary position sensor for their specific application requirements while describing its expanding capability in different markets, Macro Sensors has grouped…

Central Semiconductor Expands with Future

Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors, today announced that it has expanded its Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics, one of the top worldwide broadline distributors of electronic components, headquartered in Montreal Canada, into EMEA. “We are pleased to be adding Future on board in the EMEA territories after forging a successful…

IPC: EMS Growth Set to Resume

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers – with the possible exception of mega-EMS Foxconn – have been struggling to maintain the kind of growth they have experienced in prior years. That’s unlikely to resume given the single-digit profit margins that have become SOP for the industry. However, according to the IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® ,…

Toshiba Acquires OCZ Technology

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502), a global technology leader and manufacturer of NAND flash memory, today announced that the Company has finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, making it a wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company. Effective immediately, the Group company will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions, a leading provider of…