Dialog Buys Atmel to Cut Dependence on Apple

Dialog Semiconductor PLC said it will pay approximately $4.6 billion for Atmel Corp. to further deepen relationship with the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers and simultaneously diversify its revenue base to attract new customers in the fast-growing market for connected devices, or Internet of Things, (IoT), and the automotive industry. The combination of the two…

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Foxconn Plants New Seeds in India

Once again, Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has its eyes on India, and this time the investments may have more stability and longer reach. The Taiwanese company appears to be taking several steps to build a bigger R&D and manufacturing base in India, according to reports. A noteworthy one is presumed to be…

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Shorten Your Cash-to-Cash Cycle to Unlock Supply Chain Value

Many European companies are working hard to solve their “captive cash” problem, improve their cash-to-cash cycle, and manage their financial and supply chain risk across complex markets and supplier agreements. But the two primary approaches they take—supply chain finance and working capital reduction—result in very different supply chain outcomes. Using supply chain finance or “reverse…

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Electronics Makers Forge Alliances for IoT Opportunities

Electronics manufacturers are forming alliances, partnerships and joint ventures in the global supply chain to tap sales opportunities for connected devices and better position themselves to service the growing market for the Internet of Things (IoT). The number of these alliances forged by OEMs, contract manufacturers, component suppliers, design firms and distributors has surged in…

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NASA Robots Proliferate

PORTLAND, Ore.—The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), managed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), have produced perhaps the largest variety of autonomous and non-autonomous robots the world has ever seen. Here is a slideshow of some of the most recent additions to their repertoire, including everything from…

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Mouser Stocks ST STM32L4 MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new STM32L4 series 32-bit microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics (ST). These ultra-low-power STM32L4 32-bit microcontrollers are based on the high-performance ARM® Cortex®-M4 32-bit RISC core operating at a frequency of up to 80MHz. The STM32L4 microcontrollers leverage ST’s low power technologies including voltage scaling to balance power consumption with processing…

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Digicom Expands California EMS Facility

Oakland, Calif. – Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality driven electronics manufacturing services company, has expanded its facility in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay area. In addition to doubling in size, Digicom has added even more advanced manufacturing equipment and additional personnel to increase manufacturing capacity and capabilities. Digicom specializes in complex electronic…

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IPC: EU Regs Significantly Impact Electronics Industry

Bannockburn, Ill. — A September 10 European Union (EU) Court of Justice ruling on a case on the calculation of levels of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles under the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation will significantly increase REACH reporting requirements in the electronics industry. For electronics manufacturers who want to…

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