Fairchild Goes Global With RS Components

RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com ) (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, has secured a franchised distribution deal with Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions. The terms of the agreement license RS to represent…

ARM and UMC Ink IP Pact

ARM and UMC (NYSE:UMC; TWSE:2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced an agreement to offer the ARM® Artisan® physical IP platform along with POP™ IP for UMC’s 28nm high-performance low-power (HLP) process technology. To support customers targeting a wide range of consumer applications such as smartphone, tablet, wireless and digital home, UMC and ARM…

Exar Buys Stretch to Gain Technology

Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR) a leading provider of high-performance analog mixed-signal and data management solutions announced that it has acquired Stretch, Inc., a provider of software configurable processors supporting the video surveillance market.  The transaction, which closed today, will provide Exar with the technology to deliver an end-to-end high-definition solution for both digital and analog…

NXP Expands Digi-Key Support

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced NXP’s support of increasing production-level quantities of its semiconductor line. Responding to increasing customer demand, NXP joins a growing number of component suppliers seeking a next-generation distributor, offering a broad, high-mix supply of in-stock components. “Digi-Key has…

Mouser Partners With Axiomtek

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Axiomtek to supply their extensive offering of Single Board Computers, Industrial Motherboards, and embedded systems.  As a leading member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance (ISA), Axiomtek is focused on bringing intelligent systems and solutions to embedded systems engineers worldwide. Axiomtek delivers a reliable and flexible…

IHS: Consumer Electronics Set to Decline

The consumer electronics market — as its name implies — is a major consumer of components.  Although most component makers spread their risk across multiple markets — computer, industrial, automotive, medical and military/aerospace  among them — being designed in to a product such as the iPhone can dramatically boost sales. The consumer market seems to…