Verdict Issued in AVX-Greatbatch Lawsuit

 AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported a jury verdict in a patent infringement case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware captioned Greatbatch, Inc. v AVX Corporation. Despite AVX’s defense that it had not violated Greatbatch’s patents for the particular products in question, a jury recently found that Greatbatch incurred damages totaling $37.5 million. It is expected that AVX’s…

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Graphene-Based Inks Empowers High-Speed Manufacturing of Printed Electronics

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in England, in collaboration with Novalia, a Cambridge-based technology company, have developed a low-cost, high speed new method for printing graphene inks. This method allows graphene and other electrically conducting materials to be added to conventional water-based inks and printed using typical commercial equipment.  Roll-to-roll printing of graphene ink…

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Set-Top Era Over, Says FCC

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The era of the set-top box is over, according to officials at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, announcing a proposal to open up competition for delivering pay-TV services. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be released Thursday aims to let any system or application access pay-TV streams, putting an end to…

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Mouser and Imahara Launch 2016 Power Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara along with scientists, visionaries and educators to announce an exciting new series on Power and the Future Supercapacitor to kick off the 2016 Empowering Innovation Together™ program. This new series captures insights from some of the most influential people in power management and storage, including scientists from UCLA…

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STMicro to Exit STB Market

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015. Fourth quarter net revenues totaled $1.67 billion, gross margin was 33.5%, and net income was $2 million. For the full year 2015, net revenues totaled $6.90…

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Chip Market Forecast to Grow 4% in 2016

The uncertain global economy will continue to have a dampening effect on the semiconductor market, according to two leading analyst firms. While the chip industry had been able to outperform the overall electronics market for decades, chip makers have had to grow accustomed to a more sedate pace of growth. IC Insights and Future Horizons both have forecast…

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