Avnet EM Launches Xilinx Zync-7000 SOM

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-Module Plus, a system-on-module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC XC7Z100 device. The module is the newest addition to Avnet’s Mini-Module Plus Development System, which is a fully customizable modular platform comprised of…

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Littelfuse Opens New Tech Center

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS) today announced the opening of a new Technology Center in Mount Prospect, Ill. The 23,500 square-foot facility combines research and development teams from three former Chicago-area locations. It is designed to enhance collaboration and creativity in developing next-generation products for the company’s electronic and automotive customers. “Innovation is the foundation of…

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J-Devices to Buy Renesas Facility

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas”), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that Renesas and J-Devices Corporation (“J-Devices”) have signed a definitive agreement (DA) to transfer part of the manufacturing facility at Renesas Semiconductor Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“Renesas Semiconductor Singapore”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, to J-Devices Semiconductor Corporation (“J-Devices Semiconductor”),…

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Tessera, Renesas Settle Patent Dispute

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) (“Tessera”, the “Company” or “we”) announced that its Tessera, Inc. and Invensas Corporation (“Invensas”) subsidiaries entered into an agreement to settle their pending cases against Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”) and Renesas Electronics America, Inc. In conjunction with the settlement, Renesas entered into new multi-year patent license agreements with Tessera, Inc. and…

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NKK Switches Teams With Newark element14

 Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has announced they have become an officially authorized distributor of NKK Switches, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative electromechanical switches. NKK Switches designs, produces and sells more than 3.5 million different switches that set the standard for quality, stability and reliability…

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Samsung Tops Buyers of MEMS Combo Sensors

El Segundo, Calif. — Samsung is the largest buyer of MEMS combo sensors, spending $183 million or 41 percent of the total combo sensor market in 2013, according to new analysis from IHS Technology. Purchases included 6-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) from STMicroelectronics, InvenSense, and Bosch  for the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Galaxy Note 3 smartphone,…

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Consider Culture When Expanding Reverse Logistics

Discussions around the importance of culture in reverse logistics typically focus on the need to establish an organizational culture which not only supports reverse logistics, but also recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to reverse logistics.  While this discussion is important, there is another culture discussion – one which is critical to success and,…

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Extended Supply Chain Requires Outward Vision

As the global supply chain gets more complex, traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, not to mention commonly used spreadsheet tracking methods, are proving less than adequate. Too often, though, automation efforts remain focused internally rather than broadly on the extended supply chain, a new Supply Chain Insights study has found. Lora Cecere, CEO of…

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