TTI Europe Stocks Molex Picoflex Connectors

Highly reliable power and signal Molex Picoflex® connectors are now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components.  Tested to meet the requirements of high-vibration and shock environments found in a wide number of industrial, consumer and automotive products, Molex Picoflex® connectors have a space-saving, robust package which suits…

Qualcomm, TDK Launch Joint Venture

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and…

How to Reduce Defects in the Automotive Supply Chain

The automotive industry and its robust and complicated supply chain is constantly striving to reduce defective parts per million (DPPM). With autonomous vehicles entering mainstream markets over the next decade, the quality requirements for many automotive electronic systems are increasing rapidly, and suppliers have been required to shift from DPPM to DPPB (defective parts per…

TDK to Acquire InvenSense for $1.3B

Key Transaction Highlights: Acquisition promotes further growth in sensor and actuator products, an important part of TDK’s strategic growth plan, and will strengthen TDK’s position as a stronger global player for sensor solutions. Transaction brings together more complete portfolio of sensor and software solutions spanning inertial, pressure, microphone and ultrasonic wave sensor products and technologies…

Bourns Adds Custom Options for Power Designs

In the interconnect, passive and electromechanical market, the slightest advantage can help secure a component’s spot in an OEM design. IP&E component manufacturer Bourns Inc. is expanding its competitive edge in the power electronics market by acquiring specific assets of the Transtek brand of magnetics components. Transtek’s product portfolio included custom transformers, inductors and coils…

Samsung Electronics to Acquire Harman

Samsung Electronics and Harman International Industries, Incorporated today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire HARMAN for $112.00 per share in cash, or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion.  Upon closing, the transaction will immediately give Samsung a significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market…

ROHM Demos Automotive Exterior Lighting Solutions

ROHM Semiconductor is proud to present its innovative LED solutions for Automotive applications at the world’s leading show for electronics, electronica in Munich (Nov. 8-11, 2016/Hall A5-Booth 542). For lighting LEDs offer numerous advantages such as longer life time, higher reliability and power efficiency over traditional solutions. Additionally they allow for more accuracy and brightness…