EMA Acquires Accelerated Designs

Rochester, N.Y. – EMA Design Automation® (ema-eda.com), a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, has just announced the acquisition of Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.  “One of the many challenges…

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Semiconductor Sales Rise Slightly in Q2

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0 percent over the previous quarter and a decrease of 5.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. Global sales for the…

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Avnet Expands Global Franchise with Cypress

Phoenix, Ariz. —Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the expansion of its global franchise agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to include the portfolio of their recently acquired wireless Internet of Things (IOT) products. Effective immediately, Avnet customers in the Americas, EMEA and Asia, excluding Japan, will have access to the complete…

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Optimal+ Expands Into Electronics Manufacturing

Optimal+ is taking advantage of its long history in the semiconductor business to provide big data analytics for electronics manufacturing operations with the availability of Release 6.5. In telephone interview with EBN, Optimal+ VP of worldwide marketing David Park said the company’s Global Ops for Electronics enables electronics OEMs to operationally manage the delivery of high-quality,…

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Can Big Data Solve the Counterfeiting Problem?

The electronics supply chain has been trying almost from its inception to prevent or weed out counterfeit components. Solutions to date include marking components with a unique identifier and procuring parts only through authorized channels. But several companies in recent months have suggested that following the data generated by a component’s manufacturing, test, QC and…

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