Altera & Wind River Deploy SoC Tools

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) and Wind River® today announced that as a result of their strategic partnership, the companies have developed and deployed tools and solutions for Altera’s SoC FPGA devices. Wind River’s industry-leading operating systems and development tools support Altera’s multi-core ARM™ processor-based SoC platforms. By leveraging Wind River’s embedded operating systems (VxWorks® real-time…

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UMC Fabs Pass ‘Green’ Test

United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), announced today that all eight of its Taiwan-based fabs have passed the Cleaner Production Assessment Method Evaluation conducted by the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOE). With this certification, UMC becomes the only semiconductor manufacturer in Taiwan to obtain cleaner production certification…

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Smith & Associates: Independent but Quality Obsessed

Many high-tech companies — and rock bands — are famous for being started in garages.  The $586 million distributor N.F. Smith & Associates had a similar beginning, except it was out of a living room. “Whenever I think about our start-up today, I remember for an eight-year period we had huge challenges: we were undercapitalized,…

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M/A-COM Goes Global With Digi-Key

 Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM), a market innovator offering one of the widest and most reliable RF, microwave and millimeterwave offerings in the industry. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio…

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Cree Simplifies Lighting Controls

In a move to help accelerate LED adoption, while helping customers reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs, Cree Inc. has developed a wireless lighting control system that addresses the industry’s need for ease of design, installation, and setup of lighting control systems. Claimed as the first self-programming wireless lighting control system, Cree’s SmartCast Technology is…

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IPC: EPA Revision Discourages Recycling

In a very odd turn of events, one expert says that the government agency charged with protecting the environment is discouraging recycling efforts. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of scientifically based…

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