Gem, Mitsubishi Form Joint Venture

HEFEI, China, and SHANGHAI, China — GEM Services today announced that it is establishing a joint-venture company with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) to manufacture energy-saving power semiconductor modules in China. The new company, Mitsubishi Electric GEM Power Device (Hefei) Co., Ltd., will begin operations in January 2012. Located in Hefei Economic & Technological Development…

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Altis Opens Office in China, Names Asia Exec

CORBEIL ESSONNES, France, and SHANGHAI — Altis Semiconductor, the innovative European based specialty foundry, today announced an office opening in Shanghai, China and the appointment of Javen Tan as Asia Pacific Sales Director to increase business presence and activity in this region. The office will provide sales and technical support for Altis Semiconductor’s expanding customer…

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Mouser, Panasonic Have Distribution Pact

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that they will now be stocking the progressive line of semiconductors from the semiconductor group of Panasonic Industrial Company. The accord between the two corporations will provide design engineers…

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Digi-Key Stocks EnOcean Modules

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and BOSTON — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of EnOcean energy harvesting and RF modules to its expansive U.S. line card. The EnOcean product line is world renowned for offering…

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Would You Buy a Chevy Volt?

Would you buy a Chevy Volt hybrid vehicle if you could lay your hands on one? Would I? While test driving the vehicle over a period of four days last week, I sought the views of a few regular folks. They generally liked the car, found it comfortable, and thought the technology inside amazing. Everyone…

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