Peerless Assembly Team Receives Certifications

Peerless Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce that members of their Value Added Assembly Team are now fully certified to MIL-STD-2000A as well as being CIS Certified IPC Specialists, meeting the J-STD-001 soldering certification. The IPC J-STD-001 requirement for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. This…

ISM: Procurement Savings Miss the Mark

 When OEMs began implementing practices such as just-in-time (JIT) and build-to-order (BTO), analysts began to look at the supply chain as a possible profit center rather than a cost. Yet, a survey conducted by the Institute of Supply Management indicates that procurement – one of the key functions in the supply chain – remains primarily…

Memoir Joins TSMC IP Alliance

Memoir Systems Inc., today announced that it has joined the TSMC Soft IP Alliance Program, leveraging TSMC’s advanced process technologies to improve power, performance and area for its Renaissance family of multiport memory IP. Using Memoir’s IP delivery platform that includes design-for-formal and exhaustive formal verification, Memoir delivered fully verified ultra-high performance multiport memory IPs…

Freescale CFO to Retire

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) today announced that it has launched a formal process to identify a successor to Alan Campbell, chief financial officer, who has announced his decision to retire from the company. The company has engaged an executive recruitment firm to assist in the process. Campbell will continue in his role as CFO during…

IPC Study Underway

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® released a global survey this month to collect data for the IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections, and for IPC’s 2014 Technology Trends Study. Participation is open to all manufacturers of printed circuit boards and board assemblies worldwide. The deadline for survey responses is January 31. The survey covers…

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…