China’s Quest for ‘MIPS in Wearable’

Let's be blunt: Not many serious players in the electronics industry today are sanguine about the survival chances for MIPS processors in a global mobile market where, in the last decade — almost single-handedly — ARM has built its formidable ecosystem. Against that backdrop, the industry can't help but ooze with pessimism as it regards…

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Richardson RFPD Offers MACOM LNA

LaFox, Ill. — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 50–2700 MHz, 75W, 5V RF amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM). The MAAM-011117 provides high gain, low noise and low distortion amplification for 75W CATV customer premises equipment (CPE). The new low noise amplifier (LNA) incorporates a power-down function to reduce…

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KLA-Tencor Earns Intel Supplier Award

Milpitas, Calif. — KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. It has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental…

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Prepping the Supply Chain for Internet of Everything

The current estimates for how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the global economy runs into trillions of dollars. Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), expects “50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020” and says the activities related to IoT would could amount to $19 trillion “in value” for enterprises and…

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Exar Reorganizes to Support Growth Markets

Fremont, Calif. — Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high performance analog mixed-signal components, video and data management solutions, today announced a number of important organizational changes and expansion of executive responsibilities. These strategic moves will streamline new product development and enhance focus on high-value growth opportunities. Louis DiNardo, President and CEO of…

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Logistics: Breaking Down the Brotherhood

Logistics, as an industry, may be the most male-centric bastion of the supply chain world. From the classroom to the boardroom, women remain a minority. This recent infographic from Morai Logistics lays out the reality from a variety of perspectives, including education, salary, and more. I'm seeing some positive movements in terms of bringing women…

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