What’s Going on at NXP Semiconductor?

In the last few days, Dutch chip company {complink 9538|NXP Semiconductors N.V.} has been catching some curious headlines and social media hash tags. There has been Internet scuttlebutt that the Eindhoven, Netherlands-based automotive and multi-market semiconductor company is in takeover talks. Press releases have announced the set up of an automotive technical center in China,…

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Foxconn Eyes Brazil

The world's biggest electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider wants to help its OEM clients serve their customers in South America, and it's willing to invest as much as $12 billion on that effort. The way {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} sees it, mulling over plans to invest in manufacturing plants in Brazil is in line with…

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Digi-Key Stocks Cornell Dubilier Snap-Ins

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — 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 aluminum electrolytic snap-in capacitors from Cornell Dubilier. The entire addition consists of over 650 part numbers from the 380LX, 381LX, 382LX, 383LX, 381LR,…

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3M Expands in Flexible Circuit Markets

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M announces the launch of its newly formed company 3M AST Ltd., based in Cheonan, Korea, which will provide advanced sputtering and plating services, materials and manufacturing capabilities for flexible circuits for the mobile hand-held, touch-screen panel and display markets. The formation of 3M AST (Advanced Substrate Technologies) is the result…

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Atmel Responds to Infineon Patent Lawsuit

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that Infineon Technologies A.G. and Infineon Technologies North America Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Atmel in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The company has not yet reviewed the complaint in detail.…

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Mouser Stocks Avago Optical Finger

Mansfield, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Avago Technologies. Avago Technologies' Optical Finger Navigation (OFN) Sensor and Lens are compact, precise, fast speed, and highly reliable navigation solutions to help enhance overall system performance in…

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RS Finalises EAO Distribution Agreement

SINGAPORE — RS Components today announced that it has signed a new strategic distribution agreement with EAO Group. Under the new agreement, RS will support sales of EAO human machine interface and electromechanical components throughout Europe and the APAC region. EAO is a leading manufacturer of high-quality HMI products including switches and keypads. RS is…

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Tracking the Secondary Semiconductor Equipment Market

The semiconductor industry grabs headlines when companies like Intel announce the construction of multibillion-dollar state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities. High-performance servers, PCs, and most of our electronic devices would not exist today if it weren’t for the continual advances in semiconductor manufacturing technology. While the most advanced chips supply the processing power and memory needed…

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