MACOM Buys Aeroflex’s Diode Business

Lowell, Mass.– M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced that it has acquired 100% of Aeroflex’s diode business for $38 million in cash. The business had approximately $37 million in revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.…

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Intel Completes Acquisition of Altera

Santa Clara, Calif. – Intel Corporation (“Intel”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Altera Corporation (“Altera”), a leading provider of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. The acquisition complements Intel’s leading-edge product portfolio and enables new classes of products in the high-growth data center and Internet of Things (IoT) market segments. “Altera is…

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Innodisk Releases DDR4 Industrial Modules

Taipei, Taiwan – Innodisk, the service-driven flash and DRAM module provider, introduces the industry’s first DDR4 wide temperature module series designed for industrial platforms and applications for harsh environments. Supporting the Intel Skylake H/S/U and Broadwell platform, the DDR4 wide temperature module series is JEDEC compliant and offers up to 30% higher performance with 20%…

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Sumitomo to Increase Touchscreen Panel Production

Sumitomo Chemical (“the Company”) has decided to increase the production capacity of touchscreen panels for organic LED (OLED) display panels at Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co.,Ltd., the Company’s South Korean base of operations for IT-related chemicals. The production will be raised to approximately 1.4 times the current capacity, the third expansion of the facilities. The new train…

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Microchip Wireless Module Passes LoRa Alliance Certification

Microchip Technology Inc., (NASDAQ: MCHP) a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced that its RN2483 LoRa® module is the world’s first to pass the LoRa Alliance’s LoRaWAN™ Certification Program. The RN2483 module was independently tested by Espotel’s accredited test laboratory to meet the functional requirements of the latest LoRaWAN 1.0 protocol specification, for operation in the 868 MHz license-free…

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North American PCB Industry Grows Slowly

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Slow sales growth continued in November and bookings bounced back, but the book-to-bill ratio slipped below parity to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments increased 0.4 percent in November 2015 compared to…

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