Will Intel’s Drone Chips Fly?

So, in the eyes of Intel Corp., drones are in, but smartphones are out? Intel issued a press release early Wednesday (May 4th)—complete with a spectacular video clip showing Intel flying 100 coordinated drones over the sky in Palm Springs, Calif. The microprocessor giant boasted that it’s “the only company to receive a Section 333…

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Supply Chain Strategies for ‘Industry 4.0’

Visibility. Agility. Efficiency. Networking. All of these attributes apply to today’s electronics supply chain. Since the memorable component-inventory glut of 2001, the electronics industry has applied both tools and processes to improve inventory management, share meaningful data, reduce costs and keep partners connected. Few experts would claim, however, that there’s no room for improvement. The…

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Microsemi Sells Non-Core Business to Mercury Systems

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has completed the sale of a non-strategic component of a board level systems and packaging business to Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRCY), for $300 million in cash (subject to a customary purchase price adjustment).…

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