Fujitsu & ARM Sign License Deal

CAMBRIDGE, U,K., and YOKOHAMA, Japan — Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and ARM today announced that they have signed a comprehensive license agreement for ARM IP products. Through this strategic agreement, Fujitsu Semiconductor will offer platforms featuring the latest ARM technology including the Cortex™-A15 processor, Mali™ graphics and CoreLink™ systems IP, in order to help accelerate its…

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ON Semi Completes Cypress CMOS Buy

PHOENIX — ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq:ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has completed its acquisition of the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit (ISBU) from Cypress Semiconductor in an all cash transaction for approximately $31.4 million, subject to adjustment under the purchase agreement. The purchase price was approximately 1x annual…

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RS Upgrades Green Catalogue

OXFORD, U.K. — Electrocomponents PLC (LSE:ECM), the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, operating under the trading brand of RS Components (RS), has announced significant savings from the adoption of UPM EcoLite paper to produce its eco-friendly RS catalogue. RS prints over 760,000 copies of its catalogue every year for customers…

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Arrow Announces Share Repurchase

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today the approval by the company's Board of Directors of the repurchase of $50 million of common stock through a share repurchase program. The company expects to repurchase shares to offset the dilution from the common stock issued in accordance with equity-based compensation plans. This action will…

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EBV Distributes STMicroelectronics Products

CAPE TOWN, South Africa & POING, Germany — STMicroelectronics, a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications, and EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE: AVT) company and a leading specialist in EMEA’s semiconductor distribution, signed a distribution agreement for the Republic of South Africa which became effective February 2011.…

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International Rectifier Acquires CHiL

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — International Rectifier Corporation (IR) (NYSE:IRF) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held CHiL Semiconductor Corporation (CHiL) for $75 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments. The acquisition expands IR’s technology by adding a leading digital power management platform that improves energy efficiency in a…

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