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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Conexant Names New COO

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT) today announced that Sailesh Chittipeddi has been named president and chief operating officer. Chittipeddi joined Conexant in 2006 and served most recently as co-president, with responsibility for global engineering, operations, quality, IT, and associated infrastructure activities. In his new role, Chittipeddi will have worldwide responsibility for…

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PMC-Sierra Completes Acquisition of Wintegra

SANTA CLARA, Calif.– PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Wintegra, Inc., a leading provider of highly integrated network processors optimized for mobile backhaul equipment. In accordance with the terms of the transaction announced on October 21, 2010, PMC-Sierra paid approximately $240 million in…

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Samsung Inks IP Deal With Intellectual Ventures

SEOUL, South Korea and BELLEVUE, WA — Samsung Electronics and Intellectual Ventures announced today they have entered into a long-term license arrangement. With this arrangement, Samsung Electronics gains access to Intellectual Ventures' extensive patent portfolio, which includes IP in a variety of segments critical to Samsung's business operations. “Consistent with Samsung's commitment to innovation in…

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Hansen Announces Exclusive Pact with Sager

PRINCETON, IN – Hansen Corp., a leading manufacturer of a variety of DC Motors, Synchronous Motors, AC Clock Movements and Stepper Motors, announces its exclusive agreement with Sager Electronics to be their first and sole distributor in North America. Sager Electronics is the electronic distribution industry's leading privately held, employee-owned company. “The addition of Hansen…

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