Pulse Adds Power Line App

San Diego, Calif. — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, provides engineers with an application-based sales (ABS) tool for designing power line communication (PLC) applications. The PLC application diagram aligns key Pulse Electronics technology and product lines within the home automation and home networking market segments. Power line communication offers…

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Tessera Terminates Amkor License

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) today announced that on February 17, 2011, it sent Amkor Technology, Inc. an official notice of termination of their license agreement with Tessera. The two companies are currently in arbitration regarding multiple issues, including several past breaches by Amkor of the license agreement. “We have concluded that…

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MWC: Mobile’s Next Leap

Now that the Mobile World Congress is over, the question is: What’s next? For sure, companies will move even more mobile devices into untapped markets. Tablets will proliferate at breakneck speed, and the worldwide market will remain fragmented as regional players launch their versions for country-specific markets. Other kinds of consumer devices, like cars and…

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Internet of Things

We need to restructure the DNA blocks of the electronics supply chain. Why? The evidence is piling up that a new world of electronics is dawning, and the supply chain must gear up to support this fascinating but intimidating future. Twitter gave us the first hint of the power that could be unleashed on the…

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EU Cuts Chemicals

BRUSSELS — Six substances of very high concern will be banned within the next three to five years unless an authorisation has been granted to individual companies for their use. These substances are carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction or persist in the environment and accumulate in living organisms. Operators wishing to sell or use these substances…

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Cypress Signs Innopower on Memory IP

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:CY) today announced that it has licensed 130-nm and 65-nm SONOS (Silicon Oxide Nitride Oxide Silicon) embedded nonvolatile memory technology IP to Innopower Technology Corporation. Under the licensing agreement, Innopower will combine Cypress’s technology with its technical support services and other IP elements to help designers of next-generation…

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