IBM, ARM Collaborate on IoT

Armonk, N.Y. –  IBM (NYSE:  IBM ) today announced an expansion of its  Internet of Things  (IoT) platform – called IBM IoT Foundation – through an integration with  ARM ( LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH.US), providing out of the box connectivity with ARM® mbedTM-enabled devices to analytics services. This fusion will allow huge quantities of data from devices such as industrial appliances, weather sensors and…

Anritsu, Altair to Demo LTE CAT-0 Capability for IoT

Richardson, Tex. – Anritsu Company and Altair Semiconductor announce that they will demonstrate the world’s first LTE CAT-0 capability for Internet of Things (IoT) in the Anritsu booth (#4664) during CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas, September 9-11. Utilizing a commercial device featuring an LTE modem with the Altair FourGee-1160 chipset and Anritsu’s MD8430A/RTD LTE…

Open-Silicon Partners With Silicon Catalyst

Milpitas, Calif. – Open-Silicon, a system optimized ASIC solution provider, announced today a partnership with Silicon Catalyst, the world’s first incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups. Open-Silicon has joined forces with Silicon Catalyst to enable semiconductor start-ups to increase silicon innovation rates and pursue big ideas. New semiconductor start-ups face challenges including fierce competition for funding, expensive…

Microchip Revises Fiscal Q2 Forecast

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today narrowed the range and  increased the mid-point of its prior guidance for net sales and earnings per share for its fiscal second quarter of fiscal 2016 ending September 30, 2015. Microchip’s core business is tracking towards our original guidance…

Global Semiconductor Sales Down Slightly in July

Washington, D.C. — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $27.9 billion for the month of July 2015, a decrease of 0.9 percent from July 2014 when sales were $28.1 billion. Global sales from July 2015 were 0.4 percent lower than the June 2015 total of $28.0 billion. Regionally, sales in the…

Micro-Measurements Restarts Super Stock Program

Malvern, Pa. — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today announced that it is bringing back its Super Stock program, providing design engineers with quick access to the right stress analysis gage for their testing requirements. The Super Stock program includes a comprehensive list of in-demand patterns, guaranteed to be in stock for Micro-Measurements’ worldwide network…

Diodes to Buy Pericom Semiconductor

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets and Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced that Diodes Incorporated and Pericom have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger…

RFMW Adds Weinschel Products to Linecard

San Jose, Calif. – RFMW Ltd. and API Technologies Corp.  today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective immediately allowing the sale and support of API Weinschel products. API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API”) is a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave and millimeterwave solutions. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused…

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Break Ground on JV Plant in Mexico

Aguascalientes, Mexico — Aguascalientes plant to build next-generation premium compact vehicles for the brands Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti Production of Infiniti vehicles to begin in 2017 Production of Mercedes-Benz vehicles to begin in 2018 Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance today broke ground for their joint-venture manufacturing complex, COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), in Aguascalientes in central Mexico, which will build…

Mouser Stocks TE Connectivity MicroSFP+ Connectors

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE) micro SFP+ connector and cable assemblies. These assemblies offer a footprint that is up to 50 percent smaller than current SFP+ interconnects, helping designers increase faceplate density while freeing additional PCB space. The products’ designs have been enhanced to improve signal routing, minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI), and optimize automated…