Freescale Buys M/A-COM Unit

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced that its subsidiary Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. has completed the sale of its CPE communication processor business to Freescale Semiconductor, including the ComcertoTM 100, 1000 and 2000 product families of multicore embedded processors. The terms…

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EMS Merger: Varitron Buys Altronics

Varitron Group Inc., a leader in electronic products assembly, is proud to announce that it has acquired Altronics Manufacturing, Inc., a company specializing in high-technology electronic contract manufacturing services (EMS). Altronics, based in southern New Hampshire, serves New England and the rest of the United States. It has the technical expertise and operational flexibility to…

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RFMW Supporting PE33241

  RFMW , Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE33241, a high performance, flexible  integer-N PLL capable of frequency synthesis up to 5GHz. The PE33241 offers a low phase-noise floor FOM of -230 dBc/Hz, a 20dB normalized phase noise improvement over previous generation PLLs. With a dual mode prescalar modulus of 10/11…

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Sustainability: Regulations & Standards Galore

Various standards and frameworks are being created to support the efforts of electronics manufacturers who want to design with the environment in mind. Unfortunately, global standards haven't yet been achieved, so global organizations are faced with keeping track of multiple requirements depending on where the product is manufactured or sold. The list of standards includes…

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Business for Engineers: Reshoring?

If you were around in the early 1980s, you probably remember hearing the term “rightsizing.” This referred to the process of reorganizing or restructuring a business by cutting costs, reducing the workforce, or reorganizing. Later we saw glowing projections that the US — like all First World countries — would become an “information worker” utopia.…

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Supplier Diversity Tool Released

Procurement and supply management professionals working toward achieving diversity targets no longer have to consult multiple resources to find qualified companies. With ThomasNet.com’s new Supplier Diversity Application, they can now turn to one free central source. Industry’s leading product sourcing and supplier discovery platform offers one of the largest databases of woman-owned, minority, disadvantaged and…

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