North American PCB Market Rebounds

Bannockburn, Ill.— IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth accelerated in March and order growth rebounded. Bookings outpaced shipments, but the book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2016 came in at 10.3…

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MACOM Sues Infineon over GAN Tech Rights

Lowell, Mass. – MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced that it has initiated legal action against Infineon Technologies and International Rectifier (acquired by Infineon in 2015), to defend its rights to use the pioneering and patented gallium nitride on…

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T.J. Rodgers Steps Down at Cypress

MADISON, Wis.—Cypress Semiconductor Corp.’s CEO T.J. Rodgers will this week retire from the top position he held at the company he founded 34 years ago. T.J. Rodgers Cypress said it is launching a CEO search to replace Rodgers. In the interim, four current Cypress executive vice presidents will compose an Office of the CEO to…

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Contract Management Tools Remain in Early Days

Manual handling of contracts is both error prone and time consuming, and yet most organizations have not yet automated these key business processes. Electronics OEMs should put automated contract lifecycle management (CLM) at the top of their to-do list, though, to achieve high visibility, decrease risk, and streamline complex processes. “We are seeing early-ish adoption…

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The Day After the iPhone Fell

It had to happen. Nothing can continue to grow unabated forever. Not even Moore’s law and not iPhone sales The Apple juggernaut is far from over simply because it reported its first down quarter in many years. But what Tim Cook called “a pause in growth” marks a new phase in which its financials are…

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Heilind Adds Molex USB Type-C Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has added USB Type-C shielded I/O connectors and cable assemblies to its extensive selection of Molex products. The more compact design of the Type-C connector offers greater PCB savings, while allowing high-frequency mating in data, consumer, automotive, and industrial I/O applications. Molex USB Type-C connectors…

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