Microsemi Forms Security Center of Excellence

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the formation of a Security Center of Excellence in response to rapidly evolving cyber security threats in the connected world. Staffed with a team of security and systems analysts, as well as cryptography, hardware and software…

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…

Ecliptek Speeds Up Compliance Notification

Costa Mesa, Calif. – Identifying and reporting on the materials used in electronics components continues to be a challenge for buyers in the electronics industry. This has become a moving target as regulations expand and more materials are banned. In an effort to help its customers meet environmental compliance requirements, Ecliptek Corp., a crystal and oscillator…

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…

Automotive Appetite for Power ICs Grows

The automotive market became the third largest end market for power semiconductor applications in 2014, outperforming the overall market average for semiconductors, said IHS Inc. A big part of this increased demand is driven by advanced assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems. The IHS Power Management Market Share and Supplier Analysis report finds that power ICs, in…

Consumer Electronics Market to Reach $838.9B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. — The global consumer electronics market is expected to reach USD 838.85 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Recent technological advancements have led to the miniaturization of smart devices, and are expected to be key factor driving the consumer electronics industry. High investment, availability of cost effective devices due…

Biometrics Market to Reach $13.8B by 2015

Felton, Calif. — Biometric technology deals with the security purpose implied in a system which uses identical human characteristic such as face, hand geometry, voice, signature, iris, vein, DNA and finger print. Increasing number of terror attacks and crimes has forced to develop such system which provides high level of security. Traditional security provided by username,…