FCI Launches New Microsite

ETTERS, Pa. — FCI, a leading developer of connectors and interconnect systems, announces a new, dedicated microsite for its Board-to-Board/Wire-to-Board Modular System, including a core product selector to help simplify specification of the company's extensive Basics+® product family, which includes the Dubox®, PV, BergStik©, Quickie® and Minitek® families, as well as the 1.27mm pitch Minitek127(TM)…

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Digi-Key Launches TechXchange

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 launch of TechXchange, an online community for the electronics industry. Design engineers, inventors and hobbyists can now share ideas and receive free, expert electronics advice…

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Altair Semiconductor Raises $26 Million

HOD HASHARON, Israel — Altair Semiconductor (www.altair-semi.com), the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance LTE chipsets, announced today that it has completed a $26 million round of funding, led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). All of Altair's existing investors, including BRM, Bessemer Venture Partners, Giza Venture Capital and Pacific Technology…

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America II Signs Agreement with Tekmos

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Tekmos, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in replacement solutions for obsolete microcontrollers as well as FPGA, CPLD and ASIC conversions from manufacturers such as Xilinx®,…

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Rise in E-Purchasing Apps Offers Buyers New Tools & Challenges

The electronic purchasing software market will grow 12 percent in 2011 to $4.4 billion with e-procurement and e-sourcing remaining the two largest product categories, according to a {complink 7329|Forrester Research Inc.} report. The study, which highlights opportunities, suggests increased activity for new companies entering the market to support the high-tech industry. Makers of enterprise resource…

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AnalogicTech Updates Compensation Plan

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (“AnalogicTech” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AATI), an analog semiconductor company focused on powering innovative solutions in consumer electronics, computing, and communications markets, today announced that Samuel J. Anderson, Chairman of the Board of AnalogicTech, and Richard K. Williams, President, CEO and CTO of AnalogicTech, declined the special…

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GPU War Goes Mobile, Pitching AMD vs. ARM vs. Intel

The world's largest graphics processing unit (GPU) suppliers are split over what central processing units (CPUs) to combine with their graphics devices for mobile applications. While {complink 103|Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)} backs the performance and compatibility features that x86 designs offer, {complink 3926|Nvidia Corp.} is packing low-power {complink 444|ARM Ltd.} cores with its graphics…

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Intel Capital Invests $20 Million in Kno

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, today announced a $20 million investment in Kno Inc., an education software company. The investment is part of a $30 million Series-C round led by Intel Capital, which includes participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Advance Publications, First Round Capital, FLOODGATE and SV Angels. Kno will…

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