EPCOS to Acquire Tronics

Tokyo, Japan and Crolles, France – TDK Corporation (“TDK”, TSE: 6762) and Tronics Microsystems SA (“Tronics”, ISIN:FR0004175099 ALTRO) jointly announced today that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS AG (“EPCOS”), a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch…

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Wearables Try On Package Options

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Wearable devices are pushing the boundaries of packaging and interconnects, according to experts who say many of the most interesting innovations are still ahead. Wearables is a diverse field “with at least ten different segments,” said Pankaj Kedia, a senior director running the emerging wearables product line for Qualcomm. “For fast…

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Avnet Bid May Spark Bidding War for Premier Farnell

If Avnet Inc. really wants Premier Farnell plc, it will have to write a much bigger check than the £691 million ($912 million) it has offered for the company. The acquisition target’s market value surged to nearly £729 million only one day after Avnet made its bid, indicating investors believe the British distributor can attract…

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STMicro Buys AMS NFC and RFID Reader Assets

Geneva, Switzerland – STMicroelectronics, (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced that it has acquired ams’ (SIX: AMS) assets related to NFC[1] and RFID[2] reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure microcontroller solutions serving mobile devices, wearables, banking, identification, industrial,…

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Assent Compliance Releases Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Report

Link to Blog: http://assentcompliance.com/blog/index.php/conflict-mineral-benchmarking-study-ry2015-released/ Thirteen publicly-traded companies in the United States have proven it is possible to not only comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but to also perform supply chain due diligence in line with industry best practices. These companies achieved perfect scores in Development International’s…

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