Vicor Opens Tech Center in Taiwan

Andover, Mass. – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced the strategic expansion of its power system design and customer support capabilities in Taiwan with the opening of a new Vicor Technical Support Center. Staffed with Vicor power experts and equipped to facilitate advanced design services at every stage of the power system development process, the new Technical Support…

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Infineon, UMC Sign Mfg Deal for Automotive Apps

Hsinchu, Taiwan — The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications. Prior to this expanded partnership, the foundry had been producing Infineon’s logic chips for more…

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Smith & Associates Annual Survey Analyzes 2014’s Top Electronics Supply Chain Concerns & 2015 Forecasts

HOUSTON — Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the start of its Global Supply Chain Survey. This annual survey is designed to gather electronics industry professionals’ insights into key issues affecting the semiconductor and electronics supply chain, and to gauge trends and evolution over time. The survey consists of…

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Semiconductor Makers Bet on Sensors in 2015

One of the key findings from KPMG’s annual Global Semiconductor Industry Survey is that semiconductor executives are predicting strong growth in the sensor sector. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents predict sensors will provide the biggest opportunity for growth next year. Sensors are key to automotive technology applications, touch screens, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT),…

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Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries!

When I returned home from work last night, I discovered my wife, Gina the Gorgeous, happily working on our Christmas decorations. As part of this extravaganza, Gina was activating some battery-powered garlands festooned with LEDs that she was planning on draping around our front door (well, if the truth be told, she was planning on…

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