Gowanda and TTE Team For Expansion

Gowanda Electronics, a US-based designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components and inductors for power, radio frequency (RF), and high frequency (HF) applications, is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE, Inc., also a US-based company, to provide a broader range of electronic components to the global design engineering community. TTE, Inc. designs…

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Counterfeiters Give ‘Blacktopping’ a Bad Name

In the semiconductor industry, “blacktopping” doesn’t mean paving roads or sealing cracks in an old driveway; it’s resurfacing a semiconductor component to display new information such as date codes. Unfortunately, blacktopping is getting a bad rap because counterfeiters use this practice as a way to disguise devices as “real” when, in fact, they are the product…

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Global Test Solutions, Delta Electronika Ink Distribution Deal

San Diego, Calif. —Global Test Solutions (GTS), a supplier of high-performance test and measurement instrumentation, today announced it has signed a North American distribution agreement with Delta Elektronika. Delta manufactures programmable DC power supplies. “Delta Elektronika has chosen Global Test Solution due to our knowledge of the market and applications areas,” said Arlene Meadows, principal,…

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TTI Recognizes Supplier Excellence

TTI, Inc. a global distributor of connector, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the winners of its prestigious 2013 Americas Supplier Excellence Awards. Melanie Pizzey, TTI Vice President Global Product Operations, made the announcement. “We are pleased to announce this year’s Supplier Excellence Award winners.” TTI acknowledges the following suppliers for their outstanding performance:…

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Sager Adds GE Power to Roster

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, today announced a new distribution agreement with GE’s Critical Power business, a leading manufacturer of end-to-end power solutions for the building, box and board. “Sager’s strength is in the industrial and medical markets, and we have a strong field application engineering program. Our commitment…

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Silicon Labs Acquires Touchstone Semiconductor

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced the purchase of the full product portfolio and intellectual property of California-based Touchstone Semiconductor Inc., an early-stage power management technology company and provider of high-performance, low-power analog IC products. Silicon Labs purchased the assets of Touchstone for $1.5 million. Touchstone’s low-power analog…

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Anti-Counterfeiting Chip Released

Today, EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group and a world-leading supplier for RFID and NFC circuits, announced the EM4237, the first high-secure ISO/IEC15693 compliant device offering unequalled RF performances and enabling efficient and secure solutions for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection. The EM4237 provides a universal identity card and an encrypted tamperproof digital…

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