IPC: PCB Orders Up; Sales Down

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the July 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-on-year growth in orders and negative growth in sales continued, driving the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.09 in July. Total North American PCB shipments in July 2017 were down 6.2 percent compared…

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Mouser Stocks Thingy:52 IoT Sensor Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, is now stocking the Thingy:52™ IoT sensor development kit from Nordic Semiconductor. Thingy:52 is a compact, easy-to-use development platform designed to help engineers collect environmental data and build Internet of Things (IoT) prototypes and demos, without the need to build hardware or write firmware from scratch. Nordic…

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ST Launches Partner Program

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has strengthened its ecosystem through a Partner Program that connects customers with qualified technical specialists capable of strategically supporting their projects. The new ST Partner Program helps customers’ design teams access extra skills, products, and services to aid engineering development…

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TTI Launches New Website

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has announced the release of its new www.ttieurope.com website. The site is the latest TTI web property to undergo enhancement and conversion onto TTI’s new Web Content Management platform, following TTI Global, www.ttii.com, TTI Americas, www.ttiinc.com, TTI Asia, www.ttiasia.com, and TTI Israel, www.ttiisrael.com. The new www.ttieurope.com site was built with the latest technologies including…

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Chinese Firm to Buy Stake in US-Based Calient Technologies

CALIENT Technologies, Inc., the global leader for Optical Switching technology, today said it has entered into an agreement with Suzhou Chunxing Precision Mechanical Co., Ltd., who will buy a controlling stake in the company and also provide manufacturing services to help the company scale its growth. CALIENT’s S-Series Optical Circuit Switches are gaining customer acceptance…

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Digi-Key Ships TinyCircuits Portfolio of Small Open Source Electronics

TinyCircuits’ selection of small-size open source electronics, including the TinyDuino, is available for immediate shipment worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. TinyCircuits are used by thousands of people in over sixty countries worldwide to create a variety of projects, from Makers creating projects…

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Western Digital to Acquire Tegile Systems

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) and Tegile Systems (“Tegile”) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Tegile, a leading provider of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications, will be acquired by Western Digital. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The acquisition is expected to…

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Littelfuse to Acquire IXYS

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) and IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Littelfuse will acquire all of the outstanding shares of IXYS in a cash and stock transaction. The transaction represents an equity value of approximately $750 million and enterprise value of $655 million.(1) Under the terms of the agreement,…

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