Bourns Buys Murata’s Trimming Potentiometer Business

Riverside, Calif.– Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.  The transfer of the acquired assets will begin in early 2016.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bourns invented the world’s first trimming…

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Microchip Bid for Atmel ‘Superior’

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions today announced that it was informed last night that the Board of Directors of Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) had determined that Microchip’s  proposal to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a cash and stock transaction constitutes a “Superior Proposal”…

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Arrow, Cadence Collaborate on Integrated Design Tools

Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced a collaboration that will bring integrated design tools to engineers, helping them accelerate the pace of new product development and get products to market faster and cheaper. As part of the collaboration, the companies plan to allow engineers using the Cadence® OrCAD®…

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