Mouser Stocks Panasonic PAN9320 Modules

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the PAN9320 embedded Wi-Fi place-and-play module from Panasonic. This fully embedded Wi-Fi module features an integrated stack, full security suite, and API to minimize firmware development. The PAN9320 device is a standalone 2.4GHz Wi-Fi module that supports the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standards designed for applications where a small form factor and high…

Qualcomm, Guizhou Province Form Joint Venture

In a ceremony today at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and officials from the People’s Government of Guizhou Province signed a strategic cooperation agreement and unveiled a joint venture –  the Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor Technology Co., Ltd. The joint venture, with initial registered capital of RMB 1.85 billion (approx.…

microQSFP MSA Group Releases Spec

Santa Clara, Calif. – The members of the microQSFP (micro Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) group today released draft mechanical specifications of the microQSFP module and cage.  The module and cage draft mechanical details allow system designers, optical module makers and copper cable assembly providers across the industry to begin the process of…

Bourns Buys Murata’s Trimming Potentiometer Business

Riverside, Calif.– Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.  The transfer of the acquired assets will begin in early 2016.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bourns invented the world’s first trimming…

Avnet Names IoT Chief

Phoenix, Ariz. – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has announced that Eric Williams has been named to the newly created role of vice president, Internet of Things (IoT) for Avnet worldwide. In this role Williams will develop and deploy a global IoT strategy, working across the company to design, develop and drive…

Microchip Bid for Atmel ‘Superior’

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions today announced that it was informed last night that the Board of Directors of Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) had determined that Microchip’s  proposal to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a cash and stock transaction constitutes a “Superior Proposal”…

Arrow, Cadence Collaborate on Integrated Design Tools

Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced a collaboration that will bring integrated design tools to engineers, helping them accelerate the pace of new product development and get products to market faster and cheaper. As part of the collaboration, the companies plan to allow engineers using the Cadence® OrCAD®…

Peerless Electronics Names New President

The Board of Directors of Peerless Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Gallucci will assume the role of president, effective January 1, 2016. Most recently, Mr. Gallucci served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operations of the company. As president, Mr. Gallucci’s responsibilities will expand to include overseeing the company’s day-to-day…