‘Tis the Season to Party

Whether you are pulling together a big thank you banquet for your best suppliers and business partners or a simpler holiday do for the supply chain management department, planning a super event can be complicated and time consuming. In fact, eight out of 10 companies report that they are planning a holiday get-together this year,…

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Microchip Named as Atmel Bidder

LONDON—Microcontroller vendor Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) is the company that has made a $3.8 billion unsolicited offer for Atmel Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), according to a Reuters report that referenced an unnamed source. Atmel has already agreed a deal to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor plc (London, England) but Atmel said it would look…

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Survey to Gauge Social Media Use Within Supply Chain

Which social media networks are most effective for companies within the logistics and supply chain industries? What are the key benefits realized by companies who use social media?  What challenges do companies face? Fronetics Strategic Advisors, a management consulting firm, is conducting its annual survey on social media within the logistics and supply chain industries. …

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Micrium Supports Atmel Cortex M7-based MCUs

Micrium, the premier RTOS provider for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced commercial real-time operating system (RTOS) support for the Atmel® | SMART ARM® Cortex® M7-based SAM V71/V70/E70 and S70 microcontrollers (MCUs). “The industry brings a number of performance and secure communication requirements to the table for embedded systems that benefit significantly…

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Mouser Stocks Diodes Inc. AP9234L

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new AP9234L battery protection IC from Diodes Incorporated. This single-chip protection solution provides a rich set of protection features for single-cell lithium-ion or lithium-polymer rechargeable battery packs in smartphones, cameras, and other electronic equipment. The Diodes Inc. AP9234L battery protection IC, now available at Mouser Electronics, integrates a…

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Apple Buys Wafer Fab in San Jose

LONDON—Apple Inc. has bought a wafer fab in North First Street, San Jose, Calif. from analog and mixed-signal chip vendor Maxim Integrated Products Inc., according to a Silicon Valley Business Journal report. Apple paid $18.2 million for the 70,000 square foot building at 3725 N. First St. the report said, referencing public records. In May…

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