ECIA Meeting to Focus on Innovation, Investment

The ECIA Regional Series continues with an informative meeting on March 15th at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara. Registration is required to ensure seating capacity. The meeting starts with a social hour at 4:00 p.m. and continues through dinner with three key presentations by local experts focused on industry trends: Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valleyand founder…

ZigBee Alliance Hits Certification Milestone

Davis, Calif. – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the addition of two vice chairmen to its executive committee. Musa Unmehopa, Philips Lighting’s Director of Intellectual Property Standards, moves from Board Secretary and Treasurer to his new…

SIA: Global Semiconductor Sales Slow in January

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.9 billion for the month of January 2016, 2.7 percent lower than the previous month’s total of $27.6 billion and 5.8 percent down from the January 2015 total of $28.5 billion. Sales into the Americas were particularly sluggish, decreasing 5.9 percent month-to-month…

NEXT Biometrics, Arrow Unveil IoT Security Solution

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors: NEXT), the leader in high-quality low-cost fingerprint sensors, and Arrow Electronics, a leading global electronics distributor, are targeting the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT) market with a new turnkey biometric solution for Windows 10, NEXT announced today at the annual Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. The…

Arrow Intros IBM Watson-Enabled DragonBoard 410c

Arrow Electronics is showcasing its IoT services and solutions at IBM InterConnect 2016 next week, including the Arrow-built DragonBoard™ 410c now enabled by IBM’s Watson IoT Platform. Arrow Intros DragonBoard 410c Enabled by IBM Watson Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is showcasing its end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) services and solutions at IBM InterConnect 2016 next week,…

Fairchild Rejects Unsolicited Bid

San Jose, Calif. – Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) announced today that its board of directors (the “Board”), after consultation with its legal and financial advisors, has determined that the unsolicited proposal received on December 28, 2015, from China Resources Microelectronics Limited (“China Resources”) and Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd. (“Hua Capital”) to…

Wi-Fi Semiconductor Market to Exceed $12B in 2020

Campbell, Calif. — Mobile Experts released a new report today on Wi-Fi Semiconductors, highlighting the trends in combo chips, SoCs, power amplifiers, LNAs, switches, and Front End Modules (FEMs).  The report covers both access point hardware and client devices, with detailed information regarding the trends to higher levels of integration, higher level MIMO, new standards, and…