ZigBee Alliance Hits Certification Milestone

Davis, Calif. – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the addition of two vice chairmen to its executive committee. Musa Unmehopa, Philips Lighting’s Director of Intellectual Property Standards, moves from Board Secretary and Treasurer to his new…

SIA: Global Semiconductor Sales Slow in January

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.9 billion for the month of January 2016, 2.7 percent lower than the previous month’s total of $27.6 billion and 5.8 percent down from the January 2015 total of $28.5 billion. Sales into the Americas were particularly sluggish, decreasing 5.9 percent month-to-month…

E2open Buys Supply Chain Services Company

Austin, Tex. – E2open, the largest and most comprehensive supply chain operating network, today announced that it has acquired Terra Technology, a provider of innovative supply chain solutions that help the world’s largest consumer product companies manage market volatility to make better business decisions. Since 2002, Terra Technology’s solutions have helped companies including Procter & Gamble, Unilever,…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Rises to 1.04

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders slumped in January, but orders continued to outpace sales, bringing the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.04. Total North American PCB shipments declined 1.6 percent in January 2016 compared…

IPC Joins NextFlex

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has become a partner of NextFlex, America’s flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute, which is based in Mountain View, Calif. As part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), this new public-private partnership aims to establish America as the global leader in the flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing space.…

Microsemi OTN Processor in Mass Production

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its DIGI-G4, the company’s latest DIGI Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor enabling the transition to 400G OTN switching solutions is available in mass production. With multiple carriers’ trials underway, Microsemi is enabling the industry to…

MIT Spin-Off Secures Financing Led by Murata

Cambridge, Mass. – Arctic Sand Technologies (www.arcticsand.com), the performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs has announced the completion of a $19M Series B Financing round, led by Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. with co-investors  GE Ventures, Northwater Capital and Arsenal Venture Partners. Targeting major segments of the $5B DC/DC power conversion market, Arctic Sand’s ICs today…