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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…

Continental Ramps Up Production

International automotive supplier Continental will launch production this month of short range radar sensors for advanced driver assistance systems at its plant in Seguin, Texas. “Expanding our manufacturing capacity takes us a step closer to our American customers. In the market for the market is a keystone of our strategy,” said Christian Schumacher head of…

IPC Honors STI and Raytheon

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed its highest corporate honors to STI Electronics, Inc. and Raytheon Company. During a luncheon at IPC APEX EXPO®, the IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented to STI Electronics and the IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award to Raytheon Company Named after a former IPC Board Chairman who…

Active-Semi and Digi-Key Ink Global Pact

Active-Semi International, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) and Digi-Key Corporation, a leading global electronic components distributor, today announced a global distribution agreement. Active-Semi provides a breadth of purpose-built analog and mixed signal power ICs that enable a variety of broad and emerging applications, such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, automation and embedded motor control in consumer electronics, commercial and…