Peregrine Q1 Revenue Dips

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine Semiconductor) (NASDAQ: PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, today announced its first quarter 2014 financial results. First quarter 2014 revenue was $41.3 million, compared with $46.6 million for the same period in 2013. As reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), first quarter…

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Wearables Need Tailored SoCs

Wearables won't go mainstream until they get tailor-made silicon, according to a panel at the Linley Tech Mobile Conference. The nascent market needs clearly defined use cases and SoCs geared for lower battery life, they said. “We need to figure out a way to build a more engaging model. To be successful you need the…

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Element14 Adds Panasonic Capacitors

element14 has announced the addition of four new polymer capacitors from Panasonic to its range. The SP-Cap, POSCAPTM, OS-CONTM and Polymer Hybrid capacitors provide high efficiency and low ESR alternatives to traditional capacitors. The range, which benefits from lifetime extension as well as high safety and reliability is designed to maximise choice, adding to element14’s already extensive offering. While all…

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Semiconductor Sales Reach Highest-Ever Q1

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014, marking the industry’s highest-ever first quarter sales. Global sales reached $26.16 billion for the month of March 2014, an increase of 11.4 percent from March 2013…

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Doing Business in Korea, Part 1

For many tech workers in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region is just that—a region. Global electronics companies, of course, have figured out that each country within this vast region is unique. Within the distribution industry, independents such as Smith & Associates set up shop overseas more than a decade ago to expedite trade in electronics.…

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The Growing Case for Corporate Sustainability Management

Environmental awareness is a longstanding movement socially and politically. Though businesses in general have increasingly recognized and adopted some environmentally aware practices, hurdles remain in adopting a full and comprehensive corporate sustainability management (CSM) strategy. Today's CSM is a broad-reaching business strategy that not only can contribute to environmental sustainability but also, importantly, can improve…

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Mouser Awarded by TE Connectivity

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global authorized distributor for electronic components and semiconductors, has received the prestigious 2013 Catalog Global Distributor of the Year Award from TE Connectivity, a market leader in connectivity solutions for an array of industries. This annual Electronic Distributor Award was presented to Mouser executives at TE’s recent…

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