Contour Semiconductor Names CEO

Contour Semiconductor, Inc., a provider dedicated to producing the world’s lowest-cost, high-volume, non-volatile memory chips, today announced that it has appointed veteran semiconductor industry executive Saul Zales as Chief Executive Officer. Zales will lead Contour’s development of next generation non-volatile chips, addressing the $25 billion NAND flash memory market opportunity with a technology that is…

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Toshiba Joins GlobalSolutions Alliance

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that Toshiba Corporation will join the company’s GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem of partners. As a worldwide ASIC partner, Toshiba will enable its Fit Fast Structured Array (FFSATM) and ASIC solutions based upon GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ technologies and services for customers across the globe. The agreement includes participation on multi-project wafer (MPW) runs and production wafers covering…

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RS Components Expands Branded Passives

RS Components ( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has enhanced its passive components offering with the introduction of a range of RS brand Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors ( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors ) (MLCCs) in standard 7″ or 13″ reel quantities.…

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Digi-Key Emphasizes Green Efforts

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced its continued efforts around sustainability and environmental management. The company has put into place a series of green initiatives including ISO 14001:2004 certification, environmentally friendly packaging, company-wide policies and best practices around reducing energy, waste, and paper…

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Arrow Certified to R2 in Brazil

Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE:ARW) today announced that it has certified its São Paulo,Brazil, facility to several quality and environmental industry standards for electronics asset disposition. It is the first South American location certified to the R2 Responsible Recycling standard. In addition to R2, the facility holds the following certifications: Recycling Industry Operating Standard Occupational Health…

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Xilinx & Open-Silicon Release HMC Controller IP

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Open-Silicon, Inc., both founding developer members of the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), today announced Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) controller IP for Xilinx Virtex(R)-7 FPGAs. The high-performance nature of Virtex-7 FPGAs enables system developers to take advantage of the ultra-high memory bandwidth of the Hybrid Memory Cube and utilize the…

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