Chip Forecast Rises Through 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Another market watcher is raising its forecast for growth in semiconductors this year and into 2017. International Business Strategies (IBS) predicts a 0.2% increase in chip sales this year and a 4.6% rise next year. At an industry event in January, Handel Jones, chief executive of IBS, was the bear, predicting…

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Mouser Stocks Maxim DeepCover Secure ICs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the DS28C36 DeepCover® secure authenticator from Maxim Integrated. The DS28C36 provides additional levels of IP and device integrity protection for industrial, medical, and Internet of Things (IoT) products. Maxim’s DS28C36 DeepCover secure…

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Kemet Intros Advanced Passive Components Search Engine

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, introduced today its advanced passive components search engine. ComponentEdge offers a new component search experience. Users can search over 6.4 million part numbers with descriptive text or through interactive filtering. Search results are displayed in an intuitive interface built using the latest in mobile responsive web…

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EBV, Maxim Sign EMEA Distribution agreement

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced a distribution agreement with EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company (NYSE: AVT) and the leading specialist in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) semiconductor distribution. EBV will distribute Maxim’s innovative and high-performance product portfolio in the EMEA region, starting January 2017. “As Maxim continues to expand its automotive and industrial technology offerings, the…

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Private Equity Firm to Buy Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3B

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) (“Lattice” or the “Company”) and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. (“Canyon Bridge”) today announced that the Company and Canyon Bridge Acquisition Company, Inc. (“Parent”), an affiliate of Canyon Bridge, have signed a definitive agreement under which Parent will acquire all outstanding shares of Lattice for approximately $1.3 billion inclusive of Lattice’s net debt, or $8.30 per share in cash. This…

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Robot Supply May Require New Links in the Chain

As robotics forges new paths and fledgling markets for the electronic component supply chains, the shift could force procurement specialists to rethink strategies and expand relationships with suppliers. A report from Innography identifies patterns that analyze how autonomous robots such as cars and drones will disrupt multiple industries and create new product categories for electronic…

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Future Electronics Wins ECIA Marketing Award

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, won top honors in the category of Best Internal Branding & Communications, during the advertising awards ceremony at the Electronic Components Industry Association’s Executive Conference recently held in Chicago. The Electronics Choice Industry Awards program recognizes companies’ outstanding advertising efforts in marketing their brands within…

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