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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Biometrics May Replace Phone Passwords

LAKE WALES, Fla. — FotoNation (a wholly owns subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc., San Jose, Calif.) has come out with a suite of biometrics recognition algorithms aimed at eliminating the need for smartphone passwords with face- and iris-recognition. For over a decade, FotoNation has been licensing the “red eye” reduction algorithms used by Nikon and…

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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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