Microchip to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Microchip will acquire Microsemi for $68.78 per share…

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Richardson RFPD Offers Two New RECOM DC/DC Converter Lines

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for two new series of DC/DC converters from RECOM Power, Inc. (RECOM). High slew-rate GaN transistors require an isolated 6V supply with high isolation voltage and low isolation capacitance. The RxxP06S and RP-xx06X series have been designed to fulfill this demanding requirement. The internal…

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Navigant Ranks Top Li-ion Battery Makers for Grid Storage

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 10 lithium ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers, with LG Chem and Samsung SDI ranked as the leading companies. .@NavigantRSRCH Names LG Chem & Samsung SDI Leading Manufacturers of #LithiumIon #Batteries https://nav.gt/2F3WhxQ Tweet this Rapid growth in markets that rely on Li-ion batteries has allowed suppliers…

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JDA Software, MIT Collaborate on Digital Supply Chain

JDA Software, Inc., today announced a multiyear collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focused on joint research to create new and innovative capabilities within the supply chain utilizing intelligent edge technologies like machine learning, AI, IoT and advanced analytics. JDA will work closely with MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), a world-class research and…

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U.S. Manufacturing Expansion Nears 14-Year High

U.S. factory activity in February reached its highest level since May 2004, indicating sustained strength across all U.S. manufacturing sectors. The nation’s leading factory index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, reached 60.8 percent in February, up 1.7 percentage points from January’s reading of 59.1 percent. The February data represents the 106th straight month of…

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TDK to Acquire Chirp Microsystems

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762, President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, hereinafter “TDK”) announced that it has reached an agreement with Chirp Microsystems, Inc. (Headquarters: Berkeley California U.S., hereinafter “Chirp”), a pioneer in high-performance ultrasonic sensing, in which Chirp becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK. TDK expects to close the acquisition within the coming days. Chirp…

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Cypress, SparkFun & Digi-Key Develop IoT Development Platform

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., SparkFun, and Digi-Key, a global electronic components distributor, have collaborated to deliver a joint IoT development platform that allows makers and engineers of all kinds to prototype sensor-to-cloud solutions quickly and easily. To enable even more dynamic IoT development, SparkFun created an add-on shield that simplifies system designs with the Cypress PSoC® 6 microcontroller (MCU), which is purpose-built…

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Pickering Electronics Joins ERA

Pickering Electronics, a UK designer and manufacturer of Reed Relays, has announced they are now a member of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA), the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. Since 1968, Pickering Electronics have been manufacturing…

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