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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Methode Posts Q2 Data

CHICAGO — Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2012 second quarter ended October 29, 2011. Read the full press release. {complink 3389|Methode Electronics inc.}

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Technology Transfer Conundrum

Whether you are based in the West, the East, or a developing nation outside these two groups, the subject of China and its relationship with trading partners will dominate discussions and policy decisions for the next several years and, I dare say, decades. Further, whether you run a mom-and-pop retail outlet in the middle of…

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Accelerating Adoption of MEMS Timing

Recently there have been two major announcements in the MEMS (microelectromechanical system) oscillator market. Market leader SiTime breaks into high-precision OCXO timing with Stratum 3 compliant solutions; and {complink 2646|Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT)} jumps into the MEMS oscillator market with a piezoelectric MEMS resonator. SiTime has introduced the SiT5301 and SiT5302, which address the…

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