Atmel Expands Industry-Sensor Hub Platform

Atmel Corporation, a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company has partnered with the industry’s leading sensor and sensor fusion software manufacturers, accelerating embedded designers’ ability to create smarter, connected devices including mobile sensor hubs, connected devices, wearables and Internet of Things applications.

Details

STMicroelectronics Named Top 100 Global Innovator

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator for the second year in a row, recognizing ST’s position among the world’s most innovative companies. The program recognizes and rewards organizations that are leading the innovation charge as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.

Details

Vishay Trims Q4 Outlook as Sales Drop

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. today disclosed why it is embarking on a cost-cutting and employee reduction program noting in a release that third quarter revenue and profits came in below investors’ and the company’s expectations. Its sales forecast for the December quarter were similarly lackluster indicating demand for its products remain weak. Malvern, Pa.-based Vishay reported…

Details

The Hidden Risks of ODM Overdependence

At first, OEMs insisted on designing their own products, even if they outsourced the manufacturing to Asia. But more and more OEMs today rely on original design manufacturers (ODMs) to do almost everything, including design, procurement, and manufacturing. It's a tempting model for OEMs. It reduces their engineering expense and also often improves the working…

Details