Peregrine Adds to Board

SAN DIEGO — Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of high-performance radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits (ICs), today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Intellectual property (IP) expert Carl Schlachte and former Qualcomm president and chief operating officer Anthony (Tony) Thornley bring broad experience and expertise in the areas of…

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CTS Pursues Patent Suit Against TK

ELKHART, Ind. — CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) today announced it is pursing resolution of patent infringement litigation with TK Holdings, Inc. (Takata). CTS originally put Takata on notice of patent infringement in late 2005. From then to present, Takata has sold products estimated to exceed $100 million, which are covered by one or more of…

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A Successful Supply Chain Starts With Value Mapping

In the Winter 2010 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review, professors from Michigan State University and the University of Virginia authored an article, “Supply Chain: Managing for Multiple Outcomes,” which outlines the advantages of “outcome-driven supply chains.” The professors effectively argue that traditional supply chains, focused on reduced cost, faster delivery, and improved quality,…

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Future Electronics, Austriamicrosystems Ink Global Deal

MONTREAL and UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, Austria — austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has today announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Future Electronics will now distribute austriamicrosystems products to customers worldwide. This expands on the previous agreement that covered Europe and the Americas. Products…

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Mouser Stocking New AVX MLCCs

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is stocking new product from AVX. The AVX AU Series Gold-plated Termination MLCCs are the newest expansion of the extensive AVX MLCC line. The AU series is RoHS compliant and eliminates the use of tin and lead…

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Altera Unveils 28nm Process Strategy

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced its 28-nm process technology strategy targeting its 28-nm product portfolio. In addition to the previously announced support for TSMC’s 28-nm High Performance (28HP) process technology for its high-end FPGA family, Altera will also utilize TSMC's 28-nm Low-Power (28LP) process technology for use in its low-cost…

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Plug-In Chargers: Implications for Capacitors

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters are critical for proper operation of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and their use will no doubt spread throughout critical controls in traditional vehicles. Regardless of the exact application, HEVs will drive all capacitors to a higher level of performance in terms of reliability, current and voltage handling — whether RMS (Root…

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