Qualcomm, TDK Launch Joint Venture

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and…


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General Dynamics Realigns its Supply Chain

General Dynamics, a $31 billion manufacturer of aerospace, combat, IT and marine systems, didn’t have problems with its supply chain. But management thought the company could do better. “When [General Dynamics Mission Systems President Chris Marzilli] asked me to take on supply chain [realignment], it wasn’t that it was doing a bad job,” said Scotty…


Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers

SAN FRANCISCO—Electronics heavyweights Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. were the top buyers of semiconductors worldwide for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, accounting for a combined 18 percent of all chip sales, according to a report by market research firm Gartner Inc. The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined…


Switch manufacturers that offer value-added services, including manufacturing modules and custom assemblies, can deliver complete electromechanical solutions that not only meet the size and performance requirements, but can also withstand the elements like vibration and shock.

A Smorgasbord of Tiny Switches fit for Consumer Devices

Judging by the way some users handle portable consumer electronics, it’s fair to say that they can be considered harsh environment devices. Cell phones, MP3 players, tablets and other portable electronic devices have become ubiquitous personal and professional tools that are used constantly throughout the day and not with the gentlest of care. As a…


Record iPhone Sales Lift Apple

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple Inc. returned to growth in the quarter ended Dec. 31 following three consecutive quarters of sales declines. The company’s record quarterly revenue was lifted by strong iPhone sales, paced by strong demand for the iPhone 7+. While both iPhone and Mac sales fared better than expected, sales of iPads and declined versus the…