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…

Peerless Adds Four New Product Lines

Peerless Electronics has signed distribution agreements and is now an authorized stocking distributor for these 4 new product lines.  Hoffman Enclosures- Hoffman is a division of Pentair and is a leader in the manufacturing of industrial enclosures. These include NEMA rated mild steel, non-metallic, stainless, aluminum, modular enclosures and more. Hoffman enclosures protect sensitive equipment…

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Micron: Memory IC Outlook ‘Very Favorable’

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is starting 2014 with a boatload of good news for shareholders in terms of its latest financial performance and outlook for the year ahead. The semiconductor manufacturer’s recent quarter results trumped analysts’ average estimates with sales more than doubling year-over-year and gross profit margins surging 7 percentage points sequentially, an…