ARM and UMC Ink IP Pact

ARM and UMC (NYSE:UMC; TWSE:2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced an agreement to offer the ARM® Artisan® physical IP platform along with POP™ IP for UMC’s 28nm high-performance low-power (HLP) process technology. To support customers targeting a wide range of consumer applications such as smartphone, tablet, wireless and digital home, UMC and ARM…

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Exar Buys Stretch to Gain Technology

Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR) a leading provider of high-performance analog mixed-signal and data management solutions announced that it has acquired Stretch, Inc., a provider of software configurable processors supporting the video surveillance market.  The transaction, which closed today, will provide Exar with the technology to deliver an end-to-end high-definition solution for both digital and analog…

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PEI-Genesis Evolves While Maintaining its Niche

Philadelphia-based PEI-Genesis  has a highly-focused business model that the company is taking global.  The specialty distributor provides custom connector and related assemblies with a two-day turnaround. After venturing into the EU in 2001, PEI-Genesis has set its sights on the Asia-Pacific region. (See: It’s Never Too Late For China and PEI-Genesis Prepares for Expansion Into…

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NXP Expands Digi-Key Support

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced NXP’s support of increasing production-level quantities of its semiconductor line. Responding to increasing customer demand, NXP joins a growing number of component suppliers seeking a next-generation distributor, offering a broad, high-mix supply of in-stock components. “Digi-Key has…

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Mouser Partners With Axiomtek

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Axiomtek to supply their extensive offering of Single Board Computers, Industrial Motherboards, and embedded systems.  As a leading member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance (ISA), Axiomtek is focused on bringing intelligent systems and solutions to embedded systems engineers worldwide. Axiomtek delivers a reliable and flexible…

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Gesture Interface at CES Taps Ultrasound

Gesture recognition technology on display at 2014 International CES may be the cure for those frustrated by sensitive touchscreen sensors. For the first time in the United States, Norwegian company Elliptic Labs will exhibit its Elliptic SDK, which uses ultrasound for touchless gesturing on Android and Windows operating systems. “A lot of consumers are looking…

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