Microchip Acquires Supertex

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) www.microchip.com,  a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex Incorporated (NASDAQ: SUPX) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex for $33 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $394 million, and a total enterprise value of about…

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RFMW Supporting Skyworks

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Skyworks SKY13446-374LF, a high isolation SPDT switch covering 0.1 to 6.0GHz. Targeted at WLAN applications in the 2.4 – 2.5GHz and 4.9-5.9GHz bands, the SKY13446-374LF offers 38 and 30dB typical isolation respectively. Low insertion loss improves transmit signal efficiency. Excellent EVM performance is attributed to linearity of…

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Power-One Goes Global With WPG

Power-One, a designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced power conversion technologies and WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, Asia’s No. 1 electronics distributor, announced WPGA will handle sales, support and logistics services for Power-One’s complete line of power products and advanced power conversion solutions globally, effective January 24, 2014. “We…

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Component Prices And Leadtimes Inching Up

Lead time and pricing trends have showed a little upside activity since the beginning of the year,  according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market & Technology Trends report for the month of February. Although the movement isn’t dramatic, buyers should take note of several of the component trends flagged by the global distributor. In analog, lead times continue…

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Aeroflex Buys Shenick Network Systems

Plaineview, N.Y.— Aeroflex Holding Corp. (“Aeroflex”) (NYSE:ARX), a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components, and test and measurement equipment, today announced the acquisition of Shenick Network Systems (“Shenick”), a leading edge provider of virtual testing for next generation software defined networking. “Shenick provides Aeroflex with next generation technology in the rapidly growing virtual…

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Rochester to Support Renesas for EOL

Rochester Electronics, LLC  http://www.rocelec.com  today announced that it has entered into a continuing source agreement for discontinued products with Renesas Electronics Corporation, a global leader in Microcontroller Units (MCUs), Analog and Power Devices and System on Chips (SoC). This new agreement will provide customers a continuing supply of end-of-life products discontinued by Renesas. Rochester will…

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Flexible Displays Almost Ready For Prime Time

The advent of display technology that adheres ink-like particles to a substrate such as plastic has set the stage for flexible electronics. Organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology is currently the leading choice, but proponents believe other opportunities abound in this developing market. Flexible electronics is at the tipping point of widespread market appeal and will increasingly…

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Belden Bids for Grass Valley; Grows Revenue

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), http://investor.belden.com a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today reported fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2013 results for the period ended December 31, 2013. On its regularly scheduled earnings conference call, Belden will also discuss its offer to acquire privately held Grass Valley, a…

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Toshiba Shipping Low-Power ICs

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of “TB9021FNG”, a low stand-by current regulator for application in automotive systems with a five-volt microcontroller. Sample shipments will start on February 20, with mass production scheduled to start in July 2014. Reduction of system power consumption becomes increasingly important as the number of electronic components in cars…

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