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Intel Names 5 New VPs

Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors elected five new corporate vice presidents. Aicha Evans, 42, was elected corporate vice president and is general manager of the Wireless Platform Research and Development Group in the Platform Engineering Group. She is responsible for driving wireless engineering for multi-comm products and Intel platforms. Evans joined…

Ametek Promotes Greg Nelson

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Gregory J. Nelson as Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Components and Packaging within AMETEK’s Engineered Material, Interconnects and Packaging Division (EMIP). Mr. Nelson had previously served as Vice President and Business Unit Manager for the Precision and Engineered Materials business unit of…

Avnet to Distribute SMARTRAC’s RFID Products

 Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has entered a distribution agreement with SMARTRAC N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near field communications (NFC) transponders, tags and inlays. The distribution agreement focuses on NFC and ultra-high frequency (UHF) products – market segments with particularly…

Military OKs Gowanda RF Inductors

Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announced that the company recently achieved military approval for four thru-hole RF inductor series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M and MLRF17S. These Gowanda series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirement for military spec MIL-PRF-15305. They also expand the company’s…

Mouser Stocking Freescale Kinetis K-Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking Freescale Semiconductor’s 32-bit Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers. Freescale Kinetis K10/20/30/40/5x 72MHz microcontrollers (MCUs) available from Mouser electronics are low-power 32-bit microcontrollers featuring high precision analog, connectivity, and scalability. Freescale Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers are…

TT Electronics IMG Gets Nadcap Nod

TT electronics integrated manufacturing services (IMS) has been awarded Nadcap accreditation in its Perry, Ohio facility. The Nadcap accreditation has been awarded in the category of Electronics – AC7120, for the company’s printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. With this award, the Perry,…

Altera & Wind River Deploy SoC Tools

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) and Wind River® today announced that as a result of their strategic partnership, the companies have developed and deployed tools and solutions for Altera’s SoC FPGA devices. Wind River’s industry-leading operating systems and development tools support Altera’s multi-core ARM™ processor-based SoC platforms. By leveraging Wind River’s embedded operating systems (VxWorks® real-time…

UMC Fabs Pass ‘Green’ Test

United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), announced today that all eight of its Taiwan-based fabs have passed the Cleaner Production Assessment Method Evaluation conducted by the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOE). With this certification, UMC becomes the only semiconductor manufacturer in Taiwan to obtain cleaner production certification…