Semtech Names New Exec

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Charles B. Ammann as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Ammann succeeds Randall H. Holliday, who has announced his retirement. “I am pleased to have a seasoned executive and legal professional of Chuck’s caliber join Semtech’s…

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Molex Products Support MXC Interface

Molex Incorporated today announced that its VersaBeam™ expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products will support the new MXC* fiber optic interface.  These and other Molex high-speed, high-density data transmission technologies will be featured at booth 3863, OFC 2014 being held March 11-13 in San Francisco. Molex joins a user community…

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TI Unveils First IoT-Capable LaunchPad

Austin, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has extended its microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad ecosystem with the introduction of the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad. Touted as the first Internet of Things (IoT) enabled LaunchPad, this evaluation tool platform enables engineers to prototype a wide range of cloud-enabled applications, bringing connectivity to any new or existing LaunchPad-based…

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Manage Supply Chain Workers for Best Results

For any supply chain manager, managing time and employees are critical — both for themselves and for employees. A handful of easy-to-use technology tools can make life easier. Time management tools Using time management tools, such as Employee Time Clock Software, provides necessary employee structure and discipline. As a first-time manager, whether you're dealing with…

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Element14 Expands Microchip Offering

 Element14 has announced its expansion of its Microchip portfolio of products of kits for development and lighting.  Microchip is a leading provider of analogue, RF and microcontroller devices for rapid time-to-market for diverse applications such as industrial automation, consumer electronics, medical and lighting. “We are delighted with our partnership with element14 which enables us to support…

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Smartphone, Samsung in Trouble

It feels like trouble ahead for smartphones in general and Samsung specifically. The view from Barcelona showed Samsung looking like king of the hill. It announced at the Mobile World Congress its Galaxy S6 handsets, the first in the world run on chips built in a 14nm FinFET process. So how can a company leapfrogging…

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What Does 2014 Hold for Semiconductor Sales?

On March 2, 2014 the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.3 billion for the month of January 2014, an increase of 8.8 percent from January 2013 when sales were $24.2 billion. After adding in semiconductor sales from excluded companies such as Apple Inc. and SanDisk Corp., that total is…

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