North American PCB Industry Grows Slowly

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Slow sales growth continued in November and bookings bounced back, but the book-to-bill ratio slipped below parity to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments increased 0.4 percent in November 2015 compared to…

Nissan, HPE, Siemens Partner on Automotive Design

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.(HQ: Yokohama-city, Kanagawa-prefecture, Japan CEO: Carlos Ghosn), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HQ: Palo Alto, CA U.S.A. CEO:Meg Whitman)and Siemens AG(HQ: Munich CEO: Joe Kaeser)today announced they have developed the industry’s first*1 next-generation vehicle design infrastructure that provides Nissan’s global R&D centers with a continuous, high-speed connection to the latest vehicle development data. The solution’s…

Rogers Sells EMD Business

CriticalPoint Capital, LLC (“CPC”), the investment affiliate of CriticalPoint Partners, LLC, announced today that it has acquired the Electronic Materials Division (“EMD”) from the Rogers Corporation (“Rogers”). This division was previously acquired as part of Rogers’ acquisition of Arlon, LLC in January 2015. The company will be renamed Arlon EMD. Arlon EMD is a leading manufacturer of…

Altair Opens New R&D Center in Taiwan

Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced the opening of a research and development (R&D) center in Taiwan to support the company’s technical advancement in the major Asian growth-center. “The opening of a R&D facility in Taiwan represents our commitment to expanding our global footprint and our desire to bring next-generation LTE solutions to today’s…

Avnet Intros Kintex UltraScale FPGA Development Kit

Phoenix, Ariz.–Embedded system designers looking for a fully configurable, high performance hardware platform for engineering and verifying applications based on the Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGA family from Xilinx will find the functionality they need in the new Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGA Development Kit released today by Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor. Available with the Kintex UltraScale XCKU040-1FBVA676 device in…

Lux: Top 10 Innovative Companies of 2015

Boston, Mass. – Leading emerging technology research firm Lux Research profiled 1,189 companies across 20 different emerging technology domains during 2015 as part of its ongoing intelligence services.  Drawing on the deep domain expertise of its analysts, Lux Research uses primary research to provide information and analysis on firms developing emerging technologies that impact global megatrends like energy…