TTI’s Gallagher on Distribution: ‘You have to Adapt’

Over the past few months the complexion of the electronics distribution industry has radically changed. Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP has marked the largest supplier merger to date; and distributor Avnet Inc. sold off its systems business and acquired catalog competitor Premier Farnell. Although those two events don’t directly impact leading IP&E distributor TTI, Inc., this…

TMR: Smartphones Trigger Demand for ASICs

Transparency Market Research states that the key players operating in the global application specific integrated circuit market are Analog Devices, Maxim Integrated Products Inc., and Qualcomm, Inc. These companies are thoroughly focused on achieving product innovation through research and development in the coming years. Business expansion through strategic acquisition will also be one of the…

Qualcomm, TDK Launch Joint Venture

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and…

Bluetooth Audio SoC Adds Active Noise Cancelling

Qualcomm Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, International, Ltd., has added active noise cancelling (ANC) to its CSR8675 product platform, claiming the industry’s first Bluetooth audio system-on-chip (SoC) to integrate this advanced technology. The new feature reduces the complexity and cost of adding active noise cancelling to headphones by eliminating the need for a separate ANC…

Qualcomm to Appeal KFTC Fine of $865M

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) today announced that it has reached a decision in its investigation of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), finding that certain of the Company’s business practices are in violation of Korean competition law.  The KFTC announced that it intends to issue a corrective order relating to the specific practices at issue and impose an administrative fine of…

Five Semiconductor Suppliers Hold 41% of Global Market

Big semiconductor companies are getting bigger. Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of market share, reports IC Insights. Not including foundries, IC Insights forecasts five semiconductor suppliers — Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and SK Hynix –…

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…