e2v Offers New Package for Freescale 68020 MPU

e2v, the leading high reliability semiconductor solutions provider, working in collaboration with Freescale in the field of semiconductor lifecycle extension, has announced the availability of a new package option for its 68020 microprocessor. This new option will facilitate the transition from the original Plastic Quad Flat Package (PQFP), discontinued in 2010, and enable manufacturers to…

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mCube Forms New Business for Indoor Navigation

San Jose, Calif. – mCube, provider of the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensors, today announced the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, Ten Degrees, Inc., representing the first step towards the creation of an independent entity focused on indoor navigation. Ten Degrees has developed a core navigation engine that takes advantage of positioning information derived from the inertial-sensors available in…

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Sensor Merger: Sensata to Acquire Schrader

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST) announced today that its wholly owned indirect subsidiary Sensata Technologies B.V. has reached agreement to acquire the Schrader group of companies from Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC for a total enterprise value of $1.0 billion. Schrader is the global leader in tire pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS). The transaction provides TPMS…

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Finalists Announced for Element14 Design Contest

Element14, along with partner Adafruit, today announces the finalists in its “Hats Off” global design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit GEMMA is a tiny Arduino-compatible sewable microcontroller capable of lighting up a constellation of LEDs based on simple…

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What Do Design Engineers Really Want?

Most components suppliers and distributors say they primarily target audience electronics design engineers. Executives at these companies say engineers are the most important customers they aim to serve. The desire to serve design engineers is not in doubt what’s uncertain is how well components vendors and distributors really know what these customers really want. Just…

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China Seeks to Cut its Dependence on Foreign Chipmakers

The Chinese government plans to spend as much as $170 billion in the next 10 years on developing the country’s semiconductor market as part of plans to reduce its dependence on imported electronic equipment and components. Recently renewed efforts underway in China to increase the country’s production of semiconductors for local and international consumption will…

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Actions Semi Posts Q2 Loss

Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) (“Actions Semiconductor” or “the Company”), one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. All financial results are reported on a U.S. GAAP…

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Digi-Key Inks Deal With BlueCreation

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a distribution agreement with BlueCreation, an industry leader in the manufacture of dual-model BLE solutions. Based in the United Kingdom and focused on helping customers build innovative devices integrating wireless technologies, BlueCreation specializes in the manufacture of…

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