Microchip Wireless Module Passes LoRa Alliance Certification

Microchip Technology Inc., (NASDAQ: MCHP) a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced that its RN2483 LoRa® module is the world’s first to pass the LoRa Alliance’s LoRaWAN™ Certification Program. The RN2483 module was independently tested by Espotel’s accredited test laboratory to meet the functional requirements of the latest LoRaWAN 1.0 protocol specification, for operation in the 868 MHz license-free…

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Power Goes Fast & Smart

In these times of smartphones and iPads, Industry 4.0, and the Internet of Things, you would think the “heavyweights” of the semiconductor industry would be taking something of a backstage position. But appearances are deceiving – power supplies are more intelligent, more digital, more independent from networks, more localized, and more efficient then ever before.…

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North American PCB Industry Grows Slowly

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Slow sales growth continued in November and bookings bounced back, but the book-to-bill ratio slipped below parity to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments increased 0.4 percent in November 2015 compared to…

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Nissan, HPE, Siemens Partner on Automotive Design

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.(HQ: Yokohama-city, Kanagawa-prefecture, Japan CEO: Carlos Ghosn), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HQ: Palo Alto, CA U.S.A. CEO:Meg Whitman)and Siemens AG(HQ: Munich CEO: Joe Kaeser)today announced they have developed the industry’s first*1 next-generation vehicle design infrastructure that provides Nissan’s global R&D centers with a continuous, high-speed connection to the latest vehicle development data. The solution’s…

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High-Tech OEMs Make Holiday Delights

Ideally, high-tech OEMs are making the kinds of gifts they'd like to receive during the holidays. With a plethora of technology gadgets hitting store shelves, there's something for everyone—but the sheer volume of choice can be overwhelming. Earlier this season, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimated that 65% of all Americans, roughly 160 million people and…

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Rogers Sells EMD Business

CriticalPoint Capital, LLC (“CPC”), the investment affiliate of CriticalPoint Partners, LLC, announced today that it has acquired the Electronic Materials Division (“EMD”) from the Rogers Corporation (“Rogers”). This division was previously acquired as part of Rogers’ acquisition of Arlon, LLC in January 2015. The company will be renamed Arlon EMD. Arlon EMD is a leading manufacturer of…

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