element14 Launches Sci-Fi Design Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest electronic design community with more than 300,000 members, today launches an ambitious new design challenge, “Sci Fi Your Pi.” Sponsored by Pi Trading, creator of the Raspberry Pi and an element14 partner, the global initiative challenges engineers and enthusiasts to use the Raspberry Pi 2 to design applications inspired by science…

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Panasonic to Acquire ITC Global

Washington — Panasonic Corporation and ITC Global announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Panasonic to acquire ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communication services for the energy, mining, and maritime markets. Founded in 2001 with regional headquarters inHouston, Texas; Sion, Switzerland; and Perth, Australia, ITC Global serves customers at more than…

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ON & Transphorm Begin GaN Production

-Transphorm Inc. today announced at APEC 2015, in partnership  with ON Semiconductor, the introduction of two co-branded 600V gallium nitride (GaN) cascode transistors and a 240W reference design that utilizes them. This introduction builds on the previously announced partnership between Transphorm Inc., Transphorm Japan Inc., and ON Semiconductor to bring GaN-based power solutions to market.…

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TTI Stocks Vishay’s New vPolyTan Series

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Vishay’s new vPolyTan series of surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors in five compact case sizes in Europe. Optimized for computer, telecom, and industrial applications, the Polytech T55 series devices feature ultra-low ESR down to 30mΩ at +25°C and…

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Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top

MADISON, Wisc. — How many CEOs in the semiconductor industry today are so possessed with their inner technology questions that they actually spend weekends looking for answers? Given their engineering backgrounds, many CEOs at chip companies can probably be found in the basement tinkering on weekends. Rarely, however, do we encounter an executive who not…

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Purchasing: Do you Really Understand Pricing?

Since my company, Lytica Inc., introduced analytics based price prediction for electronic components, many major EMS and OEM companies have saved millions of dollars by applying this technology to their materials spending. As with the disruptive technologies described by Clayton Christenson in The Innovator’s Dilemma, those stuck like deer in the headlights clinging to a…

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