North America Dominates the 3D Printing Market

Portland, Ore. — According to the report titled “3D Printing Market (Technologies, Materials, Applications and Geography) – Global Opportunity Analysis and Forecast-2013-2020”, the global 3D printing market will reach $8.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 20.6% from 2014 to 2020. The surge in growth is primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient…

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Mentor Graphics Bolsters Automotive Design with XSe Acquisition

Wilsonville, Ore. — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise. XSe brings a…

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Faster Prototyping with SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA Kit

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of the company’s new leading-edge SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGA Evaluation Kit. The new SmartFusion2 Evaluation Kit is an easy-to-use, feature-rich, affordable platform designed to enable designers to quickly and easily accelerate evaluation or…

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CEVA Acquires RivieraWaves

Mountain View, Calif. – CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of DSP-based IP platforms for vision, audio, communications and connectivity, today announced that it has acquired RivieraWaves, a privately held company and a leading provider of wireless connectivity IP for Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®  technologies. RivieraWaves expands CEVA’s licensing and royalty revenue base in its…

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NKK Switches Awards Heilind Distributor of the Year

Wilmington, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, has received the Distributor of the Year Award for 2013 from NKK Switches. The award was presented to Heilind at the annual Electronics Distribution Show and Conference in Las Vegas in May. “It is an incredible honor to be named NKK’s distributor of the year,” says Keith…

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Richardson RFPD Signs Radius Power

LaFox, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today that it has completed an agreement with Radius Power, Inc. to distribute EMI power line filters. Radius Power offers a broad selection of EMI/EMC power line filters, including standardized and custom solutions that help meet international compliance standards and improve the immunity and safety of electrical and electronic equipment.…

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Lam Unveils New Capabilities for 3D NAND Fabrication

San Francisco, Calif. – Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX), a major global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, today unveiled its latest thin film deposition and plasma etch products for 3D NAND fabrication. As memory customers begin ramping production of these new devices, greater process control is needed for cost-effective manufacturing.…

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