X-FAB to Acquire Assets of Altis Semiconductor

X-FAB Silicon Foundries has today announced that it will acquire the assets of Altis Semiconductor, a specialty stand-alone foundry located in the Greater Paris area, out of insolvency proceedings. With both companies serving complementary markets and applications, this acquisition enriches X-FAB’s offering. It roughly doubles the company’s 8-inch capacity to meet the growing demand for…

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AVX Releases Interconnect Sample Kit

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an innovative new sample kit that showcases a broad range of connectors ideal for use in consumer, medical, industrial, and IoT applications in which small size and high-reliability performance are mission critical. Available as both a physical sample and as an interactive online…

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TTI Stocks Littelfuse TVS Diodes for Automotive Circuit Protection

Now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, are several new series of automotive TVS diodes from leading manufacturer, Littelfuse.   The new Littelfuse AEC-Q101 qualified TPSMB, TPSMC, TPSMD, TPSMA6L and TP6KE TVS diodes provide protection for sensitive electronics from transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage…

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Mouser, SOMNIUM Ink Distribution Deal

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement with SOMNIUM Technologies, a company focused on evolving software development tools to a new level, solving real problems faced by embedded developers. The SOMNIUM Technologies product line, now available from Mouser Electronics, provides developers with the company’s Device-aware Resequencing Tools (DRT) software…

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Growth Resumes for US PC, Tablet Markets in 2017

Belmont, Mass. — Daniel Research Group, a market research firm specializing in forecasting technology markets announces the publication of the United States Personal Device Forecast Report.   The report is available on DRG’s website, www.DanielResearchGroup.com, or directly from this link: http://tinyurl.com/zn6z5pc.   According DRG, sales of Personal Computing Devices (PCs and Tablets) to households and business will increase 2.3%, to 116.9 million units in…

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Ericsson to Cut 3,000 Jobs in Sweden

  Change in operations and adjustment of competence to meet technology shifts, new customer groups and a continued increased proportion of software development. Ericsson intends to reduce 3,000 positions in production, research and development (R&D) and sales and administration – combination of voluntary and forced reductions as well as other measures such as outsourcing. Ericsson…

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SIA: Semiconductor Industry Posts Solid Growth in August

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.0 billion for the month of August 2016, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to the previous month’s total of $27.1 billion and an uptick of 0.5 percent over the August 2015 total of $27.9 billion. August marked the market’s largest month-to-month…

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Gamers Drive VR Hardware Growth

A new Juniper Research study has found that hardware revenues from VR (Virtual Reality) headsets, peripherals and 360º cameras will reach over $50 billion by 2021, up tenfold from an estimated $5 billion in sales this year. This rapid growth will arise from a widespread adoption of VR by smartphone users, and the high unit prices commanded by headsets for PCs…

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