Avnet Offers TI Power Management ICs

PHOENIX — Avnet Express, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the immediate availability of the latest power management integrated circuits from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). The TPS82671 and TPS84620 products are in-stock and available for same-day shipping when ordered on www.avnetexpress.com by 8 p.m. CST.…

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Broadcom to Acquire Gigle Networks

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gigle Networks Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines. When combined with Broadcom's world-class portfolio of wired and wireless…

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UPS Sells Logistics Technologies Unit

ATLANTA — UPS Logistics Technologies, headquartered in Baltimore, employs about 145 people to create high-tech transportation routing and fleet management systems. More than 200,000 vehicles are managed through 3,300 installations worldwide representing a variety of industries. Specific transportation management applications provide street-level route plans, real-time wireless dispatch and GPS and strategic territory planning. Customers use…

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IAR to Support STMicro MPUs

GENEVA and UPPSALA, Sweden — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and IAR Systems, a world leading provider of software development tools for embedded systems, announced today development tool support for ST's SPEAr® family of microprocessor units (MPUs). This extends IAR Systems development tool support for ST products, which is already established with support for ST's STM32 and…

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America II Appoints Dan Bisaillon COO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, today named Dan Bisaillon Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Dan will be responsible for directing all of America II's domestic and international semiconductor business as the company moves to expand its global market presence. “Dan…

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The Latest on Cargo Security Measures

It's been three weeks since explosives were found in cargo packages destined for the US. Although the public focus on security has shifted to the US Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) rigorous screening of passengers, cargo carriers are in the process of reviewing and improving their security measures as well. “Right now, we are meeting with…

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QuickLogic Names New CEO

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — The Board of Directors of QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the lowest power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs) leader, announced today that as part of its ongoing succession planning process, Andrew J. Pease will be promoted to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of QuickLogic, effective January 3, 2011. At that…

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