IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Rises to 1.04

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders slumped in January, but orders continued to outpace sales, bringing the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.04. Total North American PCB shipments declined 1.6 percent in January 2016 compared…

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IPC Joins NextFlex

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has become a partner of NextFlex, America’s flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute, which is based in Mountain View, Calif. As part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), this new public-private partnership aims to establish America as the global leader in the flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing space.…

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Microsemi OTN Processor in Mass Production

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its DIGI-G4, the company’s latest DIGI Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor enabling the transition to 400G OTN switching solutions is available in mass production. With multiple carriers’ trials underway, Microsemi is enabling the industry to…

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MIT Spin-Off Secures Financing Led by Murata

Cambridge, Mass. – Arctic Sand Technologies (www.arcticsand.com), the performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs has announced the completion of a $19M Series B Financing round, led by Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. with co-investors  GE Ventures, Northwater Capital and Arsenal Venture Partners. Targeting major segments of the $5B DC/DC power conversion market, Arctic Sand’s ICs today…

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Mouser Highlights Demos at Embedded World

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced some very special ‘guest stars’ on its booth at Embedded World (Nuremburg Messe, Hall 4A-101). Microchip is demonstrating its new MPLAB Xpress IDE and development board. This is significant as it takes their development environment (IDE) into the cloud. It contains the most popular features of Microchip’s award-winning desktop MPLAB…

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element14 Launches Two IoT Starter Kits

Global electronics distributor and online community element14 is launching two cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits that tap into technologies from EnOcean and IBM. Both Entrepreneur and Enterprise editions feature micro-computer boards from element14 and energy harvesting wireless sensors from EnOcean, and provide seamless integration to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform. The new kits are officially launching both at IBM Interconnect…

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Linear Technology Expands in Singapore

Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) today opened the company’s third semiconductor test facility in Singapore. The additional space for staff, equipment and materials will allow the company to more than double its production capacity of advanced analog circuits and µModule® (micromodule) products. This will strengthen Linear Technology’s ability to meet the growing demand for high performance…

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NEXT Biometrics, Arrow Unveil IoT Security Solution

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Oslo Bors: NEXT), the leader in high-quality low-cost fingerprint sensors, and Arrow Electronics, a leading global electronics distributor, are targeting the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT) market with a new turnkey biometric solution for Windows 10, NEXT announced today at the annual Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, this week. The…

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Icon Labs, Micrium Partner on IoT Security

Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, and Micrium (www.micrium.com), the premier real time operating systems (RTOS) provider for embedded systems, today announced the integration of Icon Labs’ Floodgate Security Framework with Micrium’s µC/OS-III® RTOS. The integrated solution creates a secure platform for IoT devices and extends the Internet of Secure ThingsTM initiative into systems and…

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