Mouser Adds Vishay VLD Series LEDs

October, 2015 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the VLD series LEDs from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. These new red, amber, and yellow LEDs feature ultra-bright aluminum indium gallium phosphide (AllnGaP)-on-silicon chip technology to deliver industry-leading brightness with luminous intensity up to 35,500 mcd. The Vishay VLD series LEDs, now available from Mouser Electronics, are…

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Skyworks to Acquire PMC-Sierra for $2B

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) (NASDAQ: PMCS), a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced a definitive agreement under which Skyworks will acquire PMC for $10.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued…

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AS6496 Anti-Counterfeit Standard is Taking Root

Authorized distributors have had more than a year now to come to terms with the SAE Aerospace 6496 standard for dealing with fraudulent and counterfeit electronic components, and there appears to be growing acceptance and support for the standard, at least among U.S. companies. “Pretty much all the major North American authorized distributors have signed…

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Semiconductor Sales Fall Slightly in August

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.7 billion for the month of August 2015, a decrease of 0.5 percent from the previous month when sales were $27.9 billion. Global sales from August 2015 were 3.0 percent lower than the August 2014 total of$28.6 billion. Regionally, sales…

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