SPIL Forms Alliance with Tsinghua

Taichung — Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. Announcement (Taiwan Securities Exchange code: 2325, NASDAQ code: SPIL): Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (“SPIL”) and Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. (“Unigroup”) entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement and Share Subscription Agreement today in Hsinchu. Purpose of Alliance (1)     As a global semiconductor packaging and testing leader with advanced packaging…

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AVX Awards Avnet China

Fountain Inn, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently recognized Avnet Electronics Marketing China (AEMC) for outstanding sales growth in the second quarter of AVX’s fiscal year. Recording more than 22% growth over the highest quarter from the previous year, the Avnet China sales team was the only…

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Tsinghua to Buy 25% Stake in ChipMOS Taiwan

Hsinchu, Taiwan — ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (“ChipMOS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMOS), an industry leading provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services (“OSAT”), today announced that the Board of Directors of its 58.0% owned subsidiary ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (“ChipMOS Taiwan”, Taiwan Stock Exchange Stock Ticker 8150) has authorized and signed a share purchase agreement to…

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True IoT Security Requires Hardware Solution

Security is a major concern throughout today’s electronics industry. The predicted mass-adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with the possibility of 50 billion items, all connected to the Internet, and all vulnerable to external attack, is a big part of this. But the potential problems go further: the infrastructure that makes up the Internet…

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TE Connectivity Primed for Sensors Growth

As forecasts for sensor demand continues to climb, driven in part by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) applications, TE Connectivity has been shoring up its sensors business with two key acquisitions over the past year. Both acquisitions are a big part of the $12-billion global interconnectivity provider’s strategy to expand its leadership in harsh…

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Connector Consolidation: The Big Get Bigger

Mergers and acquisitions are often a double-edged sword for the electronics supply chain. Several high-profile semiconductor M&As this year have analysts praising the financial soundness of the mergers and the expansion of product portfolios. For purchasing professionals, buying more products from fewer vendors help consolidate their supplier base. At the same time, M&A also means…

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