IR and TowerJazz Enter into Production Pact Through 2020

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today the extension of its business relationship with International Rectifier (IR), a world leader in power management technology, by entering into a seven-year agreement under the terms of which TowerJazz will manufacture multiple product families for IR. IR chose to extend its relationship with TowerJazz due to a…

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Farnell element14 Signs Exclusive LED Deal With Würth

Farnell element14 announces it will exclusively stock Würth Elektronik’s new range of signal light emitting diodes (LEDs). The LED’s primary applications are as signal LEDs for status indication in electronic equipment and in the industrial electronics sector, but also in many other applications such as scoreboards, keyboards, display panels, vending machines, audio and HiFi equipment, toys, background…

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Set-Top Box Market to Achieve Record Shipments in 2013

 Despite the pay-TV industry’s increasing focus on delivering services to alternative devices like PCs, smartphones and tablets, its traditional flagship platform– the set-top box (STB)—continues to thrive, with market shipments set to hit record highs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Global shipments of STBs used for cable, satellite, terrestrial and Internet protocol television (IPTV) digital…

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Advanced Power Electronics Inks Premier Farnell Deal

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, today announced that it has signed a franchise deal with Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), a leading high service distributor of electronic components and host of the industry-leading element14 Community. Under the terms of the agreement, Premier Farnell…

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Exar Corp. Acquires Cadeka Microcircuits

 Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR), a leading provider of high-performance analog mixed-signal products and data management solutions, today announced that it has acquired Cadeka Microcircuits. The transaction, which closed on Friday, July 5, 2013, includes $29.0 million in initial consideration to be paid in a combination of cash and stock, and an earn-out against net revenues…

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Toshiba Moves U.S. Chip & Storage to Bigger Irvine HQ

 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced it has moved its corporate headquarters to 9740 Irvine Blvd., in Irvine, California. Previously located at 19900 MacArthur Blvd. in Irvine, TAEC now joins five other Toshiba America, Inc., subsidiaries in a larger 445,410 square…

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RS Components Site Supports Open Source Design

 RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced the launch of its ‘Open Source Design Centre’, a comprehensive free guide to open source electronics design hosted on designspark.com, the company’s online resource for electronics design engineers.  The Open Source Design…

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NKK Switches & Mouser Launch IndyCar Challenge

 NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, has teamed with Mouser Electronics to sponsor the NKK SmartSwitch IndyCar Challenge. The contest is designed to find new innovative solutions for using programmable NKK SmartSwitches in a Driver Information Center for Tony Kanaan and KV Racing Technology’s no. 11 IndyCar.  The contest…

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