IHS: Automotive Tech to Create $350B in Supplier Opportunities

Suppliers that secure a spot in an automotive design can usually look forward to decades of consistent component sales. Even though automakers demand a lot from their suppliers, car designs don’t change as quickly as – for example– consumer electronics specs. However, research firm IHS Markit believes that’s about to change. There are considerable new business…

Renesas to Acquire Intersil for $3.2B

Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”, NASDAQ:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Renesas to acquire Intersil for US$22.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate equity value of approximately US$3.2 billion…

RS Components Adds Molex USB Type-C Connector

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has augmented its growing range of USB-C solutions with Molex’s new USB-C connector and complement of cable assemblies, which targets a wide range of electronics applications in consumer markets as well as automation and control systems, automotive and telecoms and…

RS Stocks Vishay HOTcap MLCCs

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the new HOTcap™ series of radial-leaded multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from Vishay that meets the extreme operating conditions demanded by automotive applications. The K…H series of high operating temperature, radial-leaded MLCCs offers unprecedented performance and reliability in a small package. Utilising…

STMicroelectronics Launches New Microcontrolers

STMicroelectronics (STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has launched a new family of automotive microcontrollers that heralds the advent of more secure and connected cars. This new family of power-efficient and real-time-capable MCUs brings the world`s first Power Architecture(TM)- based devices manufactured in state-of the-art 40nm Flash technology…

Mouser Supplies Molex USB Type-C Connectors

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking USB Type-C solutions from Molex. These new space-saving receptacles and plugs — as well as cable options, now orderable from Mouser — provide data, power, and audio/video connectivity and transmission in a single solution. The connectors are fully compliant with USB Type-C specifications and are designed to be small enough for handheld devices yet robust enough for automotive and industrial applications.…