Microchip Reports Organic vs. Acquisition Growth

Chandler, Ariz.  — (NASDAQ: MCHP) – Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that it is providing the break-out of its net sales derived from organic growth versus growth derived from acquisitions.  Microchip has posted three slides that provide this break-out on the investor relations page of its…

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USPTO Rules in Favor of Crocus Technology

Santa Clara, Calif. – Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetic sensors and embedded memory solutions, today announces that it has prevailed in the Inter Partes Review of US Patent No. 6,980,469, Case No. IPR2014-00047. The ’469 patent concerns high-speed low-power magnetic devices utilizing induced spin-momentum transfer technologies, which are included in a patent portfolio held by…

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Server DRAM Prices Stabilize

Server DRAM prices have started to stabilize heading into the fourth quarter of 2015 thanks to rising demand from large data centers, according to the latest report from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. This follows significant price declines in the third quarter due to weaker global demand for servers. Despite weaker demand than expected in the second…

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Manufacturing Index Hits 3-Year Low

The nation’s manufacturing industry in November contracted for the first time in 36 months, dragged down by declines in production, new orders and raw materials inventory.  The Institute for Supply Management‘s PMI—an index of U.S. purchasing managers – fell to 48.6 percent, a decrease of 1.5 percentage points from the October reading of 50.1 percent.…

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Mouser Offers ADP5301 Buck Regulators

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the ADP5301 high-efficiency, ultralow power step-down regulators from Analog Devices. Part of Analog Device’s comprehensive line of power management solutions, the ADP5301 are compact, ultralow-power buck regulators that enable designers to extend their battery life in portable devices with one of the highest ultra-light-load power conversion efficiencies in the…

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Avnet Appoints Marketing Executive

Phoenix, Ariz. – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today named Kevin Sellers to the newly created role of vice president of corporate marketing and communications. Sellers will be responsible for leading Avnet’s corporate branding strategy and awareness efforts, along with managing executive and employee communications, public relations, social media and Avnet’s digital presence.…

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Technology Tackling Climate Change

LAKE WALES, Fla.—This week EE Times will feature updates on some of the carbon-reducing technologies being developed or already in use that could help companies, countries and citizens reduce their carbon footprint. These are some examples to show the infinite variety and to give credit to engineers and companies working on them. There is little…

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