FCI, TE Sign Second-Source Agreement for Mini I/O Connectors

Singapore — FCI, leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, announced an agreement with TE Connectivity* (TE), for Industrial Mini Input/Output (I/O) connector families, to establish the Industrial Mini I/O family in the market as the reliable Ethernet connector. “We are delighted having FCI as a second source for Industrial Mini I/O connectors” said Eric Leijtens,…

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Samsung 128GB DDR4 Modules Available in Volume

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today that it is mass producing the industry’s first “through silicon via” (TSV) double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory in 128-gigabyte (GB) modules, for enterprise servers and data centers. Following Samsung’s introduction of the world-first 3D TSV DDR4 DRAM (64GB) in 2014, the company’s new TSV registered dual inline…

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Renesas to Transfer Tsuruoka Factory to TDK

Tokyo, Japan – TDK Corporation (“TDK”, TSE: 6762), Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas Electronics”, TSE: 6723), and Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, today announced that they signed a basic agreement on November 27, 2015 under which Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing’s Tsuruoka Factory will be transferred to TDK.…

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ABI Releases Intel Atom x3 Platform Teardown

Austin, Tex. — In its latest teardown report, ABI Research, a leader in technology market intelligence, discerns that the Intel® Atom™ x3 Platform, the company’s second integrated communication platform, includes the highest integration mobile platform transceiver to date. Code-named “SoFIA,” the platform series’ implemented innovation demonstrates the company’s departure from the norm in taking integration down a…

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North American PCB Business Grows Slowly

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the October findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Modest sales growth continued in October and the book-to-bill ratio retreated to 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.4 percent in October 2015 compared to October 2014. Year-to-date shipment growth continued…

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Marconi Back on the Airwaves

Marconi, a name synonymous with radio and wireless communications, has been silent for too long. Now it is set to be reborn, on a brand of digital radios, courtesy of a small but fast-growing UK company, the Bullitt Group. For those who followed the tragic demise of the UK’s electronics industry in the late 1990s,…

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CEOs: Many Businesses Lack Resilience

The electronics industry — in fact, most industries — acknowledge that the supply chain must be resilient. In order to accomplish this, however,  businesses themselves have to have resilience embedded in their infrastructure and practices. But only 29 percent of CEOs polled by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) believe they…

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