SMSC’s ICC Licensed by Nvidia

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC), a leading semiconductor company creating valued connectivity ecosystems, announced today that NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) has licensed SMSC's patented Inter-Chip Connectivity™ (ICC) technology. ICC enables the USB 2.0 protocol, which is now standard in billions of electronic devices, to be delivered over short distances consuming a fraction of the…

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Targeting China’s Shifting Landscape

About a decade ago, businesses started to become aware of the magnitude of the challenges associated with doing business in China and other emerging markets. For the most part, however, the customers with whom they would be doing business were still the “usual suspects,” so the challenges were mainly around operations and logistics. In a…

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Chip Chain Remains Tight

Signs of a normal first-quarter seasonal slowdown are now scarcer than hens' teeth. Fourth-quarter wafer sales at {complink 5388|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC)} — representing the industry’s first-quarter IC sales — were essentially flat from the third quarter. Meanwhile, the outlook for the first quarter of 2011 (parts meant for consumption in the second quarter)…

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Digi-Key Sponsors Counterfeit Components Series

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, is sponsoring Counterfeit Electronic Components, a series of Engineering Essentials webcasts produced by Penton Electronics Group, the first to air on March 2, 2011 at 2 p.m. EST.…

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Avnet Adds Endicott

PHOENIX — Size, weight and power (SWaP) reductions are critical design factors for many of today’s defense, aerospace and medical applications. Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI) is a leading developer of system-in-package (SiP) technical solutions that combine multiple integrated circuits (ICs), assembly and test technologies into high reliability modular IC packages. As the latest addition…

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DoD Tightens Supply Chain Security

Your company has been supplying components to {complink 9356|Northrop Grumman Corp.} for years. But one day, the massive defense contractor notifies you that you're being dropped from all of its contracts. Every single one. When you ask why, the company simply replies: “Because the government said so.” Although not likely, that scenario is possible under…

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Vitesse to List on Nasdaq

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networking, today announced that its common shares have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. The Company expects that its common stock will commence trading on NASDAQ on March 2, 2011 under the…

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