GaN Systems’ Founders to Retire

Ottawa, Ontario – Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, and leading the company to #1 in the world of GaN power transistors, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems into the world leading…

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Future Electronics, Microsemi Unveil Low-Cost Dev Board

Future Electronics and Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) announced the Future-designed Creative Development Board, featuring Microsemi’s IGLOO™2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) or SmartFusion™2 system-on-a-chip (SoC) FPGA and Microsemi’s LX series power devices. The Future – Microsemi Creative Development Board boasts a 25k logic element (LE) FPGA, offering the lowest cost of entry for both software and hardware…

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RS, Ebm-papst Renew Distribution Agreement

Singapore — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has renewed its agreement with ebm-papst to supply high efficiency fans and motor products from the leading global manufacturer throughout the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. The partnership between the two companies spans more than three decades, and today RS retains the most comprehensive stocked…

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PCB Market Growth Driven by Automotive

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Global PCB Industry Report, 2015-2020” latest market research of 191 pages, published in Aug 2016, to the Printed Electronics intelligence collection of its store. Global PCB market was valued at USD57 billion in 2015, a 4.4% decline from 2014, largely due to: 1) depreciation of Japanese yen, euro, and NTD against the dollar; 2) stagnation in…

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High-Speed Connectors: Around the Clock Design

New product introductions are the life blood of any component manufacturer and high-speed connector design is no exception.  While there may be talk in the industry that 25 Gbit/s design is done and challenges have been solved, it’s far from over, according to connector makers. Connector manufacturers continue to focus on performance in areas such…

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Littelfuse to Acquire Select Product Portfolio from ON Semiconductor

August 26, 2016 01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE )–Littelfuse, Inc., (NASDAQ:LFUS) today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the product portfolio of transient voltage suppression (“TVS”) diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors (“IGBT”) for automotive ignition applications from ON Semiconductor Corporation for a combined purchase price of $104…

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Toshiba Launches Low-Input Current Drive, Rail-to-Rail Output, Gate-Drive Photocouplers

August 26, 2016 02:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE )–Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO: 6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company today announced the launch of a series of low-input current drive, rail-to-rail output, gate-drive photocouplers in a low-height package that allows bufferless direct drive of low- to medium-power IGBTs and MOSFETs from microcontrollers. Shipments of…

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