Sager Adds GE Power to Roster

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, today announced a new distribution agreement with GE’s Critical Power business, a leading manufacturer of end-to-end power solutions for the building, box and board. “Sager’s strength is in the industrial and medical markets, and we have a strong field application engineering program. Our commitment…

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Silicon Labs Acquires Touchstone Semiconductor

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced the purchase of the full product portfolio and intellectual property of California-based Touchstone Semiconductor Inc., an early-stage power management technology company and provider of high-performance, low-power analog IC products. Silicon Labs purchased the assets of Touchstone for $1.5 million. Touchstone’s low-power analog…

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Anti-Counterfeiting Chip Released

Today, EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group and a world-leading supplier for RFID and NFC circuits, announced the EM4237, the first high-secure ISO/IEC15693 compliant device offering unequalled RF performances and enabling efficient and secure solutions for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection. The EM4237 provides a universal identity card and an encrypted tamperproof digital…

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Apple China Hire Links Engineering & Sourcing

Apple Inc. is reportedly hiring more than 600 engineers and supply chain professionals in China as the world’s biggest consumer electronics manufacturer by market value responds to growing challenges from a swarm of competitors threatening its once unrivalled domination of the smartphone and tablet PC markets. News reports indicate Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is adding engineers…

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Semiconductor Sales Hit Highest Level for January

Washington, D.C. — Global semiconductor sales reached $26.28 billion for the month of January 2014, increasing 8.8 percent from January 2013 sales of $24.15 billion, thanks in part to strong growth in the Americas, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). This marks the industry’s highest-ever January sales total and the largest year-to-year increase in…

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