New Yorker Electronics, Rectron Ink Distribution Deal

New Yorker Electronics, global distributor of electronic components, recently announced that it has signed a new franchise distributor agreement with Rectron Semiconductor. Rectron is a manufacturer of power rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, switching diodes, Zener diodes, ESD diodes, signal transistors, transient voltage suppressors, Schottky, high voltage diodes and recovery diodes. Established in 1976, Rectron manufactures state-of-the-art…

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APEC Product Roundup: BOM and Space Savers

APEC is a leading conference for power electronics that showcases the latest innovations in power products. The overriding themes at this year’s show are system cost reduction through integration and lower bill of materials (BOM); faster time to market and simplifying design. Power electronics manufacturers also are keenly focused on delivering higher efficiency and cutting…

Allocation 2017: What’s Behind the Component Shortage

Component shortages are not just about increased demand. Any number of factors – production capacity, supply chain disruptions, obsolescence and technology migration – can contribute to product scarcity. For 2017 and 2018, supplier merger and acquisition (M&A) activity can be added to the causation list. Semiconductor and tech mergers reached an all-time high in 2016 and formed…

Ascatron Unveils its First SiC Power Semiconductor

Ascatron provides next generation Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors using its proprietary 3DSiC® technology with a quality and performance unattainable through current methods. SiC radically reduce losses in electrical power converters and lowers system costs, making it key for electric vehicles and renewable energy. The global impact will thus be large. Ascatron, with background in…

Power Semiconductors: Lead Times Continue to Stretch

Lead times for power discrete semiconductors, including MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers and thyristors, have stretched significantly in 2017 due to increased demand particularly from automotive and industrial applications, according to market experts. For some devices, lead times have stretched to 24 to 30 weeks. Diodes, rectifiers, and low- and high-voltage MOSFETs are currently posing the biggest…

MACOM Buys Aeroflex’s Diode Business

Lowell, Mass.– M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced that it has acquired 100% of Aeroflex’s diode business for $38 million in cash. The business had approximately $37 million in revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.…

Pericom OKs Diodes Bid

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (“Pericom” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PSEM) announced today that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the Company’s Special Meeting of Shareholders held this morning, Pericom shareholders have approved the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger between Diodes Incorporated (“Diodes”) (NASDAQ: DIOD) and Pericom (the “Agreement”). Based on…

Diodes to Buy Pericom Semiconductor

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets and Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high performance connectivity and timing solutions, today announced that Diodes Incorporated and Pericom have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger…