Mellanox to Buy EZchip

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, and EZchip (NASDAQ: EZCH; TASE: EZCH), a leader in high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Mellanox shall acquire 100 percent of EZchip’s…

Gore, Kontron Collaborate on In-Flight Entertainment

  Pleinfeld, Germany — As the passenger demand for quick and easy access to in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) increases, aircraft IFEC systems need to provide faster data transmission over longer distances. W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) and Kontron – a global manufacturer of embedded computer modules, boards and systems – are working together to successfully meet these growing…

Socionext Starts Volume Mfg of ‘Camera Front Engine’

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Socionext America Inc., a new leader in advanced custom SoC design technology, today announced volume production of its new MB86S29, a ‘camera front engine’ specialized for Bayer data processing that accommodates new functions of the industry’s latest image sensors. The MB86S29 is the newest Milbeaut Image Processor product from Socionext and is…

Radiall, FCI Partner on OCTIS System

Paris, France– Radiall and FCI announce their joint partnership to develop and promote the innovative OCTIS™ (Outdoor Connector Transceiver Inside System). Specifically designed to address the challenges associated with the deployment of 4G+, LTE+ and future 5G in the Telecom market, OCTIS™ provides a robust I/O interconnect solution that can operate in challenging outdoor and harsh environments. The Radiall…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Hits 5-Year High

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year sales and order growth continued in August and the book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.13, its highest level in more than five years. Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.5 percent in August 2015…

Avago ACFL-5211T in Stock at Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first global distributor to stock the ACFL-5211T digital optocouplers from Avago Technologies. The ACFL-5211T digital optocouplers are dual-channel, bidirectional, high-speed 1MBaud devices designed for automotive applications with AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualification. The Avago ACFL-5211T digital optocouplers, now available from Mouser Electronics, have two channels internally aligned 180 degrees of each…

Global PCB Production Reaches $60.2B in 2014

Bannockburn, Ill. — The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $60.2 billion in value in 2014, growing just 0.7 percent in real terms, according to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2014. Production growth in China, Thailand and Vietnam compensated for declining PCB production in most other regions. Developed by a team…