Dialog: Apple Could Internally Design a PMIC in Next Few Years

Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG) confirms that it continues to supply Apple Inc., its largest customer, with customized power management integrated circuits (PMICs) across a range of platforms without material change to its ongoing business relationship. This is reflected in continuing design wins and new design engagements and opportunities. Although Dialog expects to remain Apple’s main…

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…

Bel Opens New Power Solutions Facility in Taiwan

Jersey City, N.J. – Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA) (NASDAQ: BELFB), a premier global manufacturer of power management devices and interconnect products, is pleased to announce today the grand opening of its Bel Power Solutions facility in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The new center brings an expanded local presence allowing Bel Power Solutions to provide improved technical and sales support…

Mouser, Torex Sign Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Torex Semiconductor, a leading provider of CMOS power management ICs targeted toward battery-powered and energy-efficient applications. Torex Semiconductor offers a wide selection of products that are optimized to meet the ultra-small size requirements of modern…

TTI Signs Distribution Deal with Rohm

TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today that the company has entered into an authorized distribution partnership with Rohm Semiconductor. Rohm’s world-class product portfolio that includes leading edge silicon carbide MOSFETs and Schottky barrier diodes, sensors, optoelectronics, and power management ICs is now available, and typically in…

Automotive Appetite for Power ICs Grows

The automotive market became the third largest end market for power semiconductor applications in 2014, outperforming the overall market average for semiconductors, said IHS Inc. A big part of this increased demand is driven by advanced assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems. The IHS Power Management Market Share and Supplier Analysis report finds that power ICs, in…

O2Micro Cuts Workforce

George Town, Grand Cayman– O2Micro(R) International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced that it is refocusing the Company’s Intelligent Power Management Business Unit to better align its resources to focus on its new tablet and smartphone Power Management products. The strategy is…

UMC Starts Volume Production for Lantiq PMICs

Hsinchu, Taiwan — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, and Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today announced that UMC has entered volume production for Lantiq’s SPT170 high voltage Power Management ICs (PMIC) used for landline applications. The SPT170 offers the industry’s highest breakdown…