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Molex and Innovasic in Tech Agreement

Molex Incorporated and Innovasic have announced a strategic cooperation agreement focusing on PROFINET technologies. Molex software development kits (SDKs) are used by many manufacturers looking for connectivity solutions and the company offers PROFINET IO-Controller and IO-Device SDKs based on ANSI ‘C’ source code. Innovasic designs and produces ASIC solutions for industrial networking. Molex and Innovasic…

UMC Receives Supplier Award

United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”),  http://www.umc.com a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has received the “Best Supplier Award” from Lantiq for 2013. This is the second straight year that UMC has been awarded this honor. Lantiq presents this award annually to one selected supplier for their contributions to the…

Qualcomm Acquires Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone Patents from HP

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) http://www.qualcomm.com and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and pending patent applications from the US and approximately 1,000 granted patents and pending patent applications from other countries, covers technologies…

Macro Sensors Redesigns Website

LVDT and RVDT sensor manufacturer Macro Sensors has redesigned its web site to simplify the selection of linear and rotary position sensors by specific industry applications.  To help web visitors find the right linear or rotary position sensor for their specific application requirements while describing its expanding capability in different markets, Macro Sensors has grouped…

Central Semiconductor Expands with Future

Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors, today announced that it has expanded its Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics, one of the top worldwide broadline distributors of electronic components, headquartered in Montreal Canada, into EMEA. “We are pleased to be adding Future on board in the EMEA territories after forging a successful…

IPC: EMS Growth Set to Resume

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers – with the possible exception of mega-EMS Foxconn – have been struggling to maintain the kind of growth they have experienced in prior years. That’s unlikely to resume given the single-digit profit margins that have become SOP for the industry. However, according to the IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® ,…