EMA Gives Access to Mouser Database

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — EMA Design Automation™ (www.ema-eda.com), one of the world’s largest Electronic Design Automation Value Added Resellers, today announced the availability of version 4.1 of the EMA Component Information Portal™ (CIP), providing access to the Mouser Electronics parts database through Cadence® OrCAD® Capture CIS. Mouser Electronics (www.mouser.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.,…

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AVX Updates Libraries

GREENVILLE, S.C. — AVX Corporation has expanded the capabilities of its SpiTanIII software to enable designers to view all basic characteristics and parameters for tantalum and Oxicap(R) (niobium oxide) capacitors. AVX has also introduced a new S-parameter library in v1.1, which includes s2p files. SpiTanIII v1.1 software enables designers to choose a desired component by…

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Access Trumps Internet Ownership Concerns

Recent estimates show the number of Internet users verged on the 2 billion threshold in the second half of 2010. Several issues arise around the implications of this user penetration, but as a result of recent political events, perhaps the most sensitive factor many are now considering worldwide is the ownership — perceived or real…

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Freescale Appoints McCranie

AUSTIN, Texas — Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. today appointed J. Daniel McCranie to its board of directors. Mr. McCranie fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Kevin Burns, a partner at TPG Capital. Mr. McCranie brings nearly 40 years of sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor and communications industries to his new…

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Digi-Key Recognized as Founding Member

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 its role as a founding member of the China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA). CEDA was established in order to promote franchised distributors’ value-added services, to strengthen cooperation…

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International Rectifier Acquires CHiL Semiconductor

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — International Rectifier Corporation (IR) (NYSE:IRF) announced today the completion of its acquisition of privately held CHiL Semiconductor Corporation (CHiL). The Company previously announced its proposed acquisition of CHiL on February 25, 2011. The acquisition expands IR’s technology by adding a leading digital power management platform that improves energy efficiency in a…

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Western Digital-Hitachi Deal Adds to Pressure on Seagate

{complink 4842|Seagate Technology LLC} executives must confront the harsh reality the company could be further sidelined in the hard disk drive market, following today's announcement of an agreement for {complink 6308|Western Digital Corp.} to purchase {complink 2396|Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST)} for $4.3 billion. The investment market's reaction to the news says it all.…

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