PMA Approves UL as Certification Lab

Taipei — UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that its laboratory in Taiwan is accredited by the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), making it the sole PMA testing facility in Taiwan. At the same time, MediaTek (TSE: 2454), a global IC industry leader, was awarded the first PMA certification from UL Taiwan, indicating that their product MT3188…

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Micron, A*STAR DSI Extend Collaboration

Boise, Idaho – Micron Technology, Inc., and Singapore’s A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) today announced that they are extending their collaboration on the development of STT-MRAM, a promising alternative non-volatile memory technology, for another three years. The two organisations first joined hands in 2011. The flagship collaboration has brought together researchers from Micron and A*STAR DSI to…

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Samsung Starts Production of 8-Gb LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company’s leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. LPDDR memories are the most widely used “working memory” for mobile devices worldwide. “By initiating production…

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IPC: Nov. PCB Sales Decline

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Strong year-on-year order growth kept the PCB book-to-bill ratio high, while sales remained slightly below last year. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 3.4 percent in November 2014 from November 2013, bringing year-to-date shipment…

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Mouser has ADI SigmaDSP

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading global authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the ADAU145x SigmaDSP Digital Audio Processors from Analog Devices. Part of ADI’s existing SigmaDSP® family, these fourth generation, automotive-qualified audio processors feature a new digital signal processor (DSP) core architecture that is optimized for efficient audio processing. This allows…

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Atmel, Fingerprint Cards Partner on Touch Technology

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, and Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC), a world leader in fingerprint verification solutions, today announced the two companies are jointly bringing the world’s best capacitive touchscreens and touch fingerprint area sensor technology to smart devices. There are many synergies between fingerprint…

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TTI Gets ISO 14001 Certification

TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has received ISO 14001 environmental certification, an international standard for processes and procedures that guide various aspects of the TTI environmental program. TTI has met the registration requirements of the ISO 14001 as part of our corporate commitment…

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GM Awards Bourns China Facility

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company’s China, Xiamen facility has received the 2013-2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM) China.  GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award recognizes key suppliers that have achieved outstanding performance on multiple levels of key performance indicators (KPIs) over the preceding 12 month period.  Bourns Xiamen Automotive Division supplies steering…

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