ON Semiconductor Sells IGBT Line to Close Fairchild Deal

ON Semiconductor Corp. has sold its insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) product line to Littelfuse, Inc.  in order to move ahead with its acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) required that ON Semiconductor “dispose of its” IGBT business prior to the closing of the acquisition. The IGBT business generated less than…

Infineon to Acquire Wolfspeed for $850M

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced today that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”) of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned…

Role of Power ICs and Passives in Power Conversion

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to announce its next Innovation Spotlight interview as part of the Portable Power Series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In this new interview, Grant speaks with Jon Nelson, President and CEO, TDK Americas, to learn more about energy management and storage. Nelson explains how TDK Americas and EPCOS, a TDK…

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…

GaN Systems Adds Sales Rep

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems, the leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has appointed Kruvand Associates as its representative in the US states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  Specialist sales engineering and marketing company Kruvand has expertise in power, interconnect, thermal, electromechanical, RF & wireless active and passive components.  As sales of…