ST Buys NFC, RFID Assets from AMS

LONDON—STMicroelectronics NV has acquired NFC, RFID reader business from AMS AG for a sum of $77.8 million plus an additional sum based on how the business performs in future. The additional sum is set at a maximum of $37 million but at present is estimated to be approximately $13 million, ST said. ST has acquired…

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E-paper Displays with Internal Timing Controllers Simplify Design and Offer Cost Savings

TAINAN CITY, Taiwan , July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Pervasive Displays, a world leader in e-paper displays, announces a new family of e-paper displays with internal timing controllers (iTC). Removing dependence on external microcontrollers for timing control simplifies the design of displays because the driving waveform is embedded in the display's chip-on-glass driver IC. External…

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ams divests NFC and RFID reader product lines to increase focus on sensor solutions retaining sensing-related wireless activities

July 29, 2016 05:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time PREMSTAETTEN, Austria–(BUSINESS WIRE )–ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, has signed an agreement to divest NFC and RFID reader IP, technologies and product lines to STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) for an up-front cash consideration of USD 79.3m (approx. EUR 71.5m) plus…

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Rambus Aims DDR4 PHY at Data Centers

TORONTO – Rambus Inc. said it has developed the first production-ready 3200 Mbps DDR4 PHY available on Globalfoundries Inc.'s FX-14 ASIC platform using its power-performance optimized 14nm LPP process.  The Rambus R+ DDR4 PHY intellectual property uses Rambus' proprietary R+ architecure, based on the DDR industry standard. The PHY is part of the Rambus' suite of memory and SerDes interface offerings…

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Mouser Sponsors 2016 NIWeek Design Conference

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announces that it is a major exhibitor and sponsor at NIWeek, August 1 – 4 at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center. Presented by National Instruments (NI), the 22nd Annual NIWeek brings together the brightest minds in engineering and science. More than 3,200 innovators representing a spectrum of industries, from automotive to telecommunications to robotics and energy, will learn…

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Digi-Key Supplies PUI Audio Products

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced PUI Audio, Inc.’s Audio Sound eXciters are currently available for immediate shipment from www.digikey.com. The eXciters transform nearly anything into an audio-generating device without the challenges of speakers including complex chambers, the worry of environmental…

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