Intersil Delivers Single-Chip PMIC for Smartphones

Milpitas, Calif. – Intersil Corporation has introduced the single-chip ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones. The company touts the ISL98611 as the first power management IC that integrates the display power and backlight LED driver functions in a single chip, improving efficiency of both functions to increase smartphone battery life by an hour…

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Tablets Continue to Drive PC Market Growth

Total shipments of personal computing (PC) systems – desktops, notebooks, tablets, and Internet/cloud units – will continue to rise over the next several years despite a drop in desktop PC and notebook computer demand.  Thanks in part to growing demand for touchscreen tablets, total PC system shipments are forecast to rise 12 percent in 2014,…

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Vishay MC AT Resistors Meet AEC-Q200 Qualification

Malvern, Pa. — To meet the growing demand for AEC-Q200-qualified parts, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its MC AT professional series of automotive thin film chip resistors is now AEC-Q200-qualified over its entire resistance range from 1 Ω to 1 MΩ. Designed to deliver stability under harsh environmental conditions in automotive and industrial applications,…

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Customer Service 101: Make Things Right

I have the somewhat unique position of being part of a small-business enterprise and a consumer at the same time. Since Electronics Purchasing Strategies writes for professional procurement (among other audiences) I try to take a personal buying experience and then complicate it by a hundred-fold to put myself in the readers’ shoes. My supply chain…

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RFMD Shareholders Approve TriQuint Merger

Greensboro, N.C. — RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) today announced the preliminary results of its special meeting of shareholders held earlier this morning to approve its agreement and plan of merger and reorganization with TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. RFMD shareholders voted to approve the merger agreement and to approve, by non-binding advisory vote, the compensation arrangements…

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Corrugated Packaging Getting Consistently Greener

The electronic industry may, at times, take packaging for granted. However, poor-quality boxes result in damaged products. Meanwhile, using more packaging is a poor choice for the planet. A recent peer-reviewed study, commissioned by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) and conducted by the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), finds that corrugated materials…

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GaN Systems, Mouser Sign Global Deal

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, today announced it is has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics.   GaN Systems’ gallium nitride power transistors are based on its proprietary Island Technology® and offer significant advantages over traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs to bring smaller,…

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