Who’s in the Apple Smartwatch?

A teardown of the smartwatch recently introduced by Apple Inc. revealed the company called on many of its current component suppliers to provide components for the device. Winners of the company’s design sockets include Micron Inc., which provided the DRAM, and Toshiba Inc., which supplied the flash memory component. IHS Inc. in a report said…

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Investment Consortium to Buy OmniVision

Santa Clara, Calif. – OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium composed of Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd. (“Hua Capital Management”), CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (“CITIC Capital”), and GoldStone Investment Co., Ltd. (“GoldStone Investment”)…

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Newark element14 Intros Infineon DC Motor Control Shield

Chicago, Ill. – The new Infineon DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is now available for purchase from Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts. The product enables fast and inexpensive prototyping of DC motor control. Infineon’s DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino is one of the first high current motor control boards…

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Does Anyone Really Buy Electronics Based on Green?

One of the difficulties of environmental policies and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices is measuring a return on investment (ROI). When such ideas are first pitched, the encouragement for compliance is more about the money you’ll avoid spending on things such as fines than on the rewards you will reap. Some policies, such as RoHS,…

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Flextronics Buys MCi to Boost Automotive Offering

Flextronics International Ltd. said it will pay $494 million for Mirror Controls International to broaden its offerings and services to automotive manufacturers. The acquisition of the supplier of mirror actuators to the automotive industry will further help Flextronics smoothen sales growth and reduce its dependence on markets susceptible to wild demand swings, according to company…

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