Atmel to Acquire Newport Media

  Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media, Inc. (“NMI”), a leading provider of high performance low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions, that will enable Atmel to offer the industry’s most complete wireless portfolio of smart connected…

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Element14 Expands Kemet Portfolio

 Element14 has expanded its portfolio of KEMET capacitors for electronics design and production with the newest lines of super capacitors, inductors and signal relays, suitable for applications in automotive, communications and industrial. Marc Grange, Head of Product Marketing, element14 Asia-Pacific said, “We are delighted to add these popular KEMET products and make it available for…

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Distributors Hit the Designer/DIY Flashpoint

In the past, amateur designers and electronics hobbyists got little or no attention in the industry. Now, with the evolution of design kits, as well as the increasing importance of software, the DIY community is getting more attention from leading electronics distributors. “In comparison to overall stats on OEM design engineers, it's still small, but…

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Celestica Opens Microelectronics Lab

Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), has announced the opening of its new microelectronics laboratory at its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. The new facility will enable start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly commercialize their latest ideas for miniaturizing electronics products through prototyping to volume production. “Microelectronics…

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EPCOS Releases Revised EMC Filter Data Book

TDK Corporation presents the new completely revised data book for EPCOS EMC filters 2014. It covers the comprehensive range of filter solutions for applications in industrial electronics, telecommunications and data technology. Frequency converter solutions are treated in particular detail; they make use mainly of power chokes, output chokes and filters. Product highlights include IEC inlet filters…

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SMIC, Qualcomm Collaborate on Wafer Production in China

San Diego, Calif. — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), have announced that SMIC and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are working together in connection with 28nm process technology and wafer manufacturing services in China to manufacture Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors. Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon processors are purpose built for…

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Vishay Wins Top Components Awards

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company’s TP8 and T42 solid tantalum chip capacitors, T18 wet tantalum capacitors, and IHLP-2525CZ-8A low-profile, high-current inductor have been selected for Electronic Design’s “Top 101 Components.” The annual list compiles the 101 components from the previous year most popular among readers of the magazine’s Products of…

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Harwin Lauds Digi-Key

Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has named electronic components distributor, Digi-Key as the winner of its Global Marketing Outreach Award. The honor reflects Digi-Key’s worldwide success in bringing Harwin’s innovative product range to market, specifically recognising the effectiveness of the distributor’s marketing campaigns which have led to strong sales growth.…

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Element14 Expands IR Offering

element14 has expanded its portfolio of 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) from International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology. Optimized for a complete power range spectrum, these robust and energy-efficient solutions are suitable for a wide range of use in small motors, loads to industrial applications, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, induction heating,…

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