Fairchild Rejects Unsolicited Bid

San Jose, Calif. – Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) announced today that its board of directors (the “Board”), after consultation with its legal and financial advisors, has determined that the unsolicited proposal received on December 28, 2015, from China Resources Microelectronics Limited (“China Resources”) and Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd. (“Hua Capital”) to…

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Wi-Fi Semiconductor Market to Exceed $12B in 2020

Campbell, Calif. — Mobile Experts released a new report today on Wi-Fi Semiconductors, highlighting the trends in combo chips, SoCs, power amplifiers, LNAs, switches, and Front End Modules (FEMs).  The report covers both access point hardware and client devices, with detailed information regarding the trends to higher levels of integration, higher level MIMO, new standards, and…

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Excelsys Technologies Adopts PMBus Standard

Cork, Ireland—Excelsys Technologies, a leader in high-efficiency power supply design, has signed the PMBus adopter agreement and is now a full member of the Systems Management Interface Forum (SMIF). Excelsys currently offers the PMBus interface on its Xsolo series of 1U, single-output power supply units (PSUs). In becoming a full member, the company aims to…

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Mouser Adds Merit Sensor Systems

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced today a global distribution agreement with Merit Sensor Systems, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of pressure-sensing solutions. Merit’s pressure sensor solutions incorporate the company’s proprietary Sentium® technology to provide the excellent operating temperature range and stability required for medical, aerospace, and industrial applications. This agreement adds Merit’s microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)…

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Watson XPrize Worth $5 Million

ORLANDO, Fla.—A $5 million contest called the IBM Watson A.I. XPrize: A Cognitive Computing Competition will be announced today at TED2016. “We're inviting teams from around the world to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive A.I. technologies capable of solving some of the world's grand challenges,” according to David Kenny, the…

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Supply Chain Goals Misaligned with Execution

An optimal supply chain relies on alignment – between supply and demand, or goals and execution – for success. But a recent report has found a significant misalignment between the business objectives of a strategic supply chain and the resources dedicated toward achieving that goal. Of 250 senior manufacturing executives polled by GT Nexus, which…

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Embedded Packaging Fights Counterfeiting, Enhances Supply Chain Transparency

Kezzler, a serialization business service provider, has created a technology platform for real-time brand protection, track-and-trace, and mass consumer engagement. The new approach aims to change supply chain and logistics processes and practices by providing a secure, unique, and interactive code in every single product that goes to market. Kezzler's new solution can manage trillions…

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Wearable Tech Goes à La Mode

When I arrived in Paris earlier this month, the first billboard that jumped into view was an ad for the “Weareable Fashiontech Festival.” I rolled my eyes, thinking that I don’t have time for this. But one happenstance led to another. I got a call from former EET colleague, Anne-Françoise Pelé, who was covering the…

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