Semtech Names New Exec

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Charles B. Ammann as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Ammann succeeds Randall H. Holliday, who has announced his retirement. “I am pleased to have a seasoned executive and legal professional of Chuck’s caliber join Semtech’s…

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Molex Products Support MXC Interface

Molex Incorporated today announced that its VersaBeam™ expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products will support the new MXC* fiber optic interface.  These and other Molex high-speed, high-density data transmission technologies will be featured at booth 3863, OFC 2014 being held March 11-13 in San Francisco. Molex joins a user community…

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TI Unveils First IoT-Capable LaunchPad

Austin, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has extended its microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad ecosystem with the introduction of the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad. Touted as the first Internet of Things (IoT) enabled LaunchPad, this evaluation tool platform enables engineers to prototype a wide range of cloud-enabled applications, bringing connectivity to any new or existing LaunchPad-based…

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Element14 Expands Microchip Offering

 Element14 has announced its expansion of its Microchip portfolio of products of kits for development and lighting.  Microchip is a leading provider of analogue, RF and microcontroller devices for rapid time-to-market for diverse applications such as industrial automation, consumer electronics, medical and lighting. “We are delighted with our partnership with element14 which enables us to support…

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What Does 2014 Hold for Semiconductor Sales?

On March 2, 2014 the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.3 billion for the month of January 2014, an increase of 8.8 percent from January 2013 when sales were $24.2 billion. After adding in semiconductor sales from excluded companies such as Apple Inc. and SanDisk Corp., that total is…

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Tablets, Smartphones Drive Demand for Image Sensors

London — Consumer demand for high-quality imaging capabilities, enhanced viewing experience, and power saving capabilities in cell phones, tablets, and industrial machine vision will lend momentum to the global optical and image sensors market. Evolving opportunities in the automotive, security and medical sectors will further drive the development of high-performance, high-priced sensors with features such…

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