UMC Joins IBM Chip Alliance

IBM (IBM) and United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that UMC will join the IBM Technology Development Alliances as a participant in the group’s development of 10nm CMOS process technology. “Established over a decade ago, the IBM alliance allows the partners to leverage our combined expertise and collaborative research and innovative technology…

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DoD Issues Electronics Counterfeit Rule

Concern about counterfeit parts in the supply chain prompted the US Department of Defense to propose new and potentially costly requirements on electronics suppliers. The rules would require contractors to detect and avoid counterfeit electronic parts. Contractors will have to implement counterfeit electronic part detection systems and they won't be able to pass these costs…

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Solid State Memory Gains on HDDs

Flash memory is starting to be used in equipment that's not necessarily mobile or small, specifically challenging the hard disk drive in PCs and even enterprise servers in the datacenter. As mobile technology has gained steam, it raised the profile of solid state memory. The use of NAND flash chips in mobile phones and other…

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Avnet Named Business of the Year in Chandler

Avnet,  Inc.  a leading global technology distributor, has been honored as Business of  the Year by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The 26th  Chandler Community Awards recognized outstanding businesses and  individuals from the Chandler, Arizona community. Avnet earned the  Business of the Year award for its ongoing commitment to the Chandler  community. “Our employees demonstrate their passion for…

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Digi-Key & American Technical Ceramics Ink Global Pact

Global electronic  components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in  electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and American  Technical Ceramics (ATC),  today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution  agreement. “As the needs of today’s electronics applications become more and more demanding, innovation is necessary in making components smaller, more reliable, and less expensive” “ATC is very excited…

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Murata Americas Lauds Arrow, Mouser

Murata Americas has presented Arrow Electronics with its Top Performing Channel Award and Mouser Electronics with its Outstanding Contribution Award.  Both were presented at the recent Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, the largest industry event of its kind. Arrow’s award captures the collaboration between both companies in terms of competitive positioning, customer base expansion,…

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