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Witham Named CEO of GaN Systems

GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced the appointment of Jim Witham as CEO of the corporation. GaN Systems’ power conversion devices, based on its proprietary Island Technology®, are being commercialized in 2014 and the company is expanding globally. Co-founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts will continue in their…

Avnet, Cisco, Lenovo Named Value Leaders

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council today honored 100 world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards). In a world of intensifying global competition and accelerating change, recipients of the ML Awards have distinguished themselves by embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling their companies to anticipate and respond…

EMS/ODM Market Reaches $360B in 2013

was The EMS and ODM market valued at about $363.8 billion in 2013. ReportsnReports.com offers the “Global and China EMS and ODM Industry Report, 2013-2014.” The EMS and ODM market covers telecommunications and network equipment, communications terminals (mobile phone), computers (including desktop PC, laptop, Tablet PC), computer peripherals (including HDD, display, printer, etc.), consumer electronics…

Newark element14 Offers Wolfson Audio Card for Raspberry Pi

Chicago, Ill. – Raspberry Pi® owners can now use new high quality audio capabilities as the inspiration for their latest Pi innovations thanks to the new Wolfson Audio Card available exclusively from Newark element14. The card brings both line-in, line-out headphone and headset support, on-board stereo microphones, and digital audio S/PDIF functionality onto the Raspberry Pi® for the first time,…

Digi-Key Adds XP Power to Linecard

Thief River Falls, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with XP Power, a power-solution leader offering the widest range of power products available from one source. XP Power is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers…

SanDisk Sues SK Hynix

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that it has filed a civil lawsuit against Korea’s SK Hynix, Inc., SK Hynix America and related entities in Santa Clara Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks damages, an injunction and other remedies against Hynix for trade secret misappropriation under California’s Uniform Trade Secret…

Toshiba Sues SK Hynix

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has brought a civil suit against Korea’s SK Hynix Inc. at the Tokyo District Court, under Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act. The suit seeks damages for the wrongful acquisition and use of Toshiba’s proprietary technical information related to NAND flash memory, which Toshiba pioneered in 1987 and now…

Sakti3 Joins Energy Research Program

Sakti3, Inc., an award-winning U.S. innovator in solid state energy storage, has become an affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). Possible areas of collaboration include simulations and prototyping of materials for Sakti3 solid state batteries. JCESR, led by Argonne National Laboratory, is a major research partnership that…

HoodTech Names New Exec

HoodTech Vision (www.hoodtechvision.com), leading manufacturer of low size, weight, and power (low SWaP) stabilized imaging systems for small manned and unmanned systems, announces that Mark S. Long has joined the company as the new Director of Business Development.  With seven years of prior experience in Program Management of unmanned aircraft systems’ operations at Insitu, Inc.,…