Broadcom Acquires Provigent

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Provigent, a privately-held leading provider of highly integrated, high performance, mixed signal semiconductors for microwave backhaul systems, with offices in Israel and Santa Clara, Calif. Broadcom provides…

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As Shortages Loom, Watch Out for Counterfeits

Like many of you, we at SolTec Electronics are all very saddened by the devastating high-magnitude earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear power plant meltdown in Japan. We express our most sincere and deepest condolences over the lost lives and suffering caused by these devastating events. The total effect on the electronics supply chain is still…

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Uncertainty Spurs Order Surge

Distributors that specialize in hard-to-find components are seeing a significant uptick in orders, supporting reports that the supply chain could be beginning a round of panic buying. “Companies that would normally order 10,000 components from us are now ordering 80,000 or 90,000,” says Todd Ballew, executive vice president and general manager for independent distributor World…

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Maxim’s Japan Facility Not Damaged

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:MXIM) reported no structural damage to its partner facility, Seiko Epson, as a result of the catastrophic earthquake in Japan. However, a regional power outage has affected production at the facility located in Sakata, Japan. The Seiko Epson facility provided approximately 15 percent of Maxim's wafer starts last…

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Akros Silicon Operations Not Affected by Quake

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced that its supply chain has not been disrupted by the devastating earthquake in Japan. “Akros Silicon is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer with production facilities located in Europe and South Asia and these facilities have been unaffected by the…

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Vitesse’s Japan Staff Are Safe

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS) today confirmed that all of its employees in Japan are safe and that its office in Tokyo is undamaged and functional, following last week’s disastrous earthquake and tsunami. The Company extends its profound condolences as the Japanese people cope and recover from this natural disaster. Based on…

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