Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs

SAN JOSE, Calif. – New silicon and services are on the way to expand the emerging field of ambient computing Amazon pioneered with Alexa. New options may arrive this year from Google, Microsoft, Intel and perhaps Apple for devices with built-in voice interfaces linked to cloud services. In a sign of how fast the field…

T.J. Rodgers Sues Cypress, Slams Chairman

SAN FRANCISCO—T.J. Rodgers, founder and longtime CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., has filed a lawsuit against his former company and is alleging conflict of interest over Cypress Chairman Ray Bingham’s ties to a China-backed private equity firm that is attempting to buy Lattice Semiconductor Corp. In a statement released Tuesday (Feb. 21), Rodgers said Bingham…

Gerry Fay Departs Avnet

In the latest of a flurry of leadership changes at distribution giant Avnet, Gerry Fay has announced that he will be leaving his position as president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) after 12 years with the company. Gerry Fay He will be pursuing external opportunities, Avnet said. Fay will be staying with the company for…

Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit

SAN FRANCISCO—A crisis over Toshiba Corp.’s financial stability has gone from bad to worse, leading to the Japanese company to consider more aggressive actions such as selling a larger portion of its semiconductor business than previously planned to offset losses in its nuclear power business. Toshiba said Tuesday (Feb. 14) it would explore other ways…

Arrow Electronics Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Media OutReach – 10 Feb 2017 – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Report, a recap of its 2016 philanthropic and environmental initiatives. The global technology company's influential CSR programs aim to help people shape a better tomorrow by guiding innovation forward today. Download the complete…

AI Tapped to Improve Design

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nine companies and three universities have launched a research effort to see if machine learning can solve some of the toughest problems in electronics design. The center is one of many efforts across the industry trying to tap into the emerging technology. Like many ideas in tech, “it all started in…