Element14, Screaming Circuits Form Partnership

CHICAGO — Newark's element14, the first online community for design engineers, today announced a partnership with Screaming Circuits, a high-quality PCB prototype manufacturer, to provide its assembly and turnkey prototyping services to North American customers. The services will be provided through the Knode on element14, an intelligent online search and knowledge tool that helps engineers…

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Avnet Has Deal to Buy Nexicore

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the operating assets of Hartford Computer Group, Inc. and its subsidiary Nexicore Services LLC (“Nexicore”). Nexicore voluntarily initiated Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago today and will seek Bankruptcy Court approval…

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Heilind Offering New TE Connector

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, now has a reserve inventory on TE Connectivity's just released USB 3.0 connector. TE's USB 3.0 connector meets all standards of USB-IF and supports 5 Gbps data rate for fast sync-n-go, a 10X performance increase over USB 2.0. This USB connector minimizes user…

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Cree Licenses Patents to RFHIC

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced a nonexclusive worldwide license agreement with RFHIC Corporation, a global leader in cutting-edge RF power amplifiers, that provides access to Cree’s pioneering Doherty amplifier-related patents. Cree’s RF innovation and novel Doherty architecture can serve as the foundation for advanced 4G base stations that are substantially more…

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Intel to Miss Q4 Targets

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today announced that the company’s fourth-quarter results are expected to be below the company’s previous outlook due to hard disk drive supply shortages. The company now expects fourth-quarter revenue to be $13.7 billion, plus or minus $300 million, on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, lower than the previous…

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Happy Streaming Holidays

It's not exactly top-secret information, but it has been flying under the radar. In addition to the US Postal Service, rate hikes have been quietly announced by both FedEx and UPS. This is the second time this year that FedEx and UPS have raised their rates. FedEx made its announcement on Sept. 22; UPS on…

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Lattice Semiconductor Buying SiliconBlue

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiliconBlue Technologies, a pioneer and leader in Custom Mobile Device™ solutions for the consumer handheld market. Utilizing a single chip, ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) fabric, SiliconBlue's mobileFPGA™ devices enable mobile designers to quickly…

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