Notebook Display Shipments Slide

Both the notebook-PC and notebook-display markets have been in the doldrums for a while, and that’s unlikely to change. IHS this week reports that eight of the nine leading mobile PC brands reduced their LCD panel purchases in July, causing global market shipments to decline by 23 percent year-over-year. Worldwide notebook PC liquid crystal display…

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TTI’s Knight: Mouser, Sager Complement Global Strategy

Unlike its bigger competitors TTI Inc. wasn’t initially a leading consolidator in the North American electronics components distribution market but the company has since been playing catch up with several strategic deals, including the  purchase of Mouser in 2000 and more recently, Sager Electronics. More such deals may be on the way although these are…

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TSMC and Synopsys Extend Into 16-nm

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced TSMC’s certification of Synopsys’ Laker® custom design solution for the TSMC 16-nanometer (nm) FinFET process Design Rule Manual (DRM) V0.5 as well as the availability of a 16-nm interoperable process design kit…

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Western Digital Acquires Virident

Western DigitalCorp. (NASDAQ: WDC) and Virident Systems, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Virident, a provider of server-side flash storage solutions, will be acquired by HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital. Virident will be acquired for approximately $685 million in cash. This represents approximately $645…

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Absolute EMS Partners With Ionics EMS

Absolute EMS, a leader in electronic manufacturing services to medical, automotive, green tech, and electronic OEM companies, announces a new partnership with Ionics EMS in the Philippines that significantly expands the manufacturing capacity and flexibility of both firms to accommodate the full range of volume demand from customers worldwide. “We have partnered with Ionics EMS,…

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Dialog Licenses Cadence’s DSP IP

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies, announced today that it has licenced Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP from Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation. Dialog will initially deploy the IP to develop next-generation audio solutions for its connectivity products.…

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Get Smart About Green

Many electronics companies need components that, for one reason or another, have been discontinued by the manufacturer. At the same time, green legislation can make finding the right parts difficult. Equipment with long lifecycles, such as medical systems, military and defense equipment, and industrial machinery, often needs repairs that require a component that was made…

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