Sensor Merger: Sensata to Acquire Schrader

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST) announced today that its wholly owned indirect subsidiary Sensata Technologies B.V. has reached agreement to acquire the Schrader group of companies from Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC for a total enterprise value of $1.0 billion. Schrader is the global leader in tire pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS). The transaction provides TPMS…

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Finalists Announced for Element14 Design Contest

Element14, along with partner Adafruit, today announces the finalists in its “Hats Off” global design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit GEMMA is a tiny Arduino-compatible sewable microcontroller capable of lighting up a constellation of LEDs based on simple…

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Actions Semi Posts Q2 Loss

Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) (“Actions Semiconductor” or “the Company”), one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. All financial results are reported on a U.S. GAAP…

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Digi-Key Inks Deal With BlueCreation

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a distribution agreement with BlueCreation, an industry leader in the manufacture of dual-model BLE solutions. Based in the United Kingdom and focused on helping customers build innovative devices integrating wireless technologies, BlueCreation specializes in the manufacture of…

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Kemet Releases iPad App

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced its electronic components app for iPad®. The KEMET Catalog App provides convenient access to more than 350 capacitor and electronic component product datasheets. App users can easily navigate by product type or search by keyword. The publications are stored locally providing fast…

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Microsemi Products Get NSA IAD Docs

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the company’s SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGA and IGLOO®2 FPGA product families are the first and only FPGAs to successfully complete the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) Secure Implementation Guideline(SIG) document. The NSA IAD…

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