NXP: Imagine a Future Without Qualcomm

NXP Semiconductors N.V. needs a Plan B and maybe even Plans C and D. Broadcom Ltd.’s unwelcomed $130 billion offer for Qualcomm Inc. has thrown NXP’s plans of being absorbed by the American chipmaker into disarray. To avoid damages to its operations, NXP should develop an alternate growth strategy and start sharing this immediately with…

Future Electronics Adding Suppliers on Growth Spurt

Future Electronics Inc. has been adding to its roster of component suppliers and expanding franchise distribution contracts with existing vendors on rising demand for the services of the global distributor and as the electronics industry prepares for what forecasters see as a renewed burst of growth in several market sectors. After several years of slow…

Future Electronics, NXP Expand Distribution Agreement

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components is pleased to announce its expanded engagement with NXP® Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI).  As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. This expanded worldwide distribution…

NXP to Sell Standard Products Business for $2.75B

Eindhoven, Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced an agreement to divest its Standard Products business to a consortium of financial investors consisting of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., Ltd (“JAC Capital”) and Wise Road Capital LTD (“Wise Road Capital”). Under the terms of the agreement the consortium will pay approximately $2.75 billion for the business. The transaction is expected to…

Mouser Ships NXP QN902x SoCs, Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking QN902x ultra-low-power Bluetooth® systems-on-chips (SoCs) and the QN9020 Bluetooth development kit from NXP Semiconductors. QN902x SoCs are highly integrated ultra-low-power, high-performance Bluetooth v4.0 Low Energy (BLE) solutions for Bluetooth Smart applications such as sports and fitness wearables, human interface devices, and app-enabled smart accessories. NXP QN902x SoCs, available from Mouser Electronics, integrate a high-performance 2.4GHz radio frequency (RF) transceiver…

Newark element14 Launches NFC Expansion Board

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 announces the global launch of a high-performance full NFC expansion board, EXPLORE-NFC, allowing users of Raspberry Pi to experiment and simply add NFC functionality to their designs. The new product supports all three NFC modes: Reader mode, Peer-to-Peer modes and Card Emulation standards. Based on the PN512 NFC solution from NXP Semiconductors, the…

NXP Semiconductors Acquires Quintic Unit

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Quintic to acquire assets and IP related to its Wearable and Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) IC business. This transaction contributes to NXP’s drive to create security and connectivity solutions for fast-growing Internet-of-Things applications in Health & Fitness Wearables, Mobile Transactions,…