Mouser Ships Renesas RX130 32-bit MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the RX130 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics. With a new capacitive touch IP with improved sensitivity and robustness, the RX130 microcontrollers are ideal for devices designed with nontraditional touch materials or required to operate in wet or dirty environments, such…

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NXP Tops Microcontroller Supplier Ranking

Acquisitions by NXP, Microchip and Cypress had a big impact on the ranking of microcontroller suppliers in 2016. One of the biggest shifts was NXP overtaking Renesas to become the top microcontroller (MCU) supplier thanks to its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, according to IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report. Several major acquisitions – attributed to strong…

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 –…

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…

Electronics Makers’ New Mantra: Change, Change, Change

Electronics manufacturers are resigned to the stark reality that 2016 and the next several years will be marked more by restructuring, operational adjustments and management upheavals than strong growth. Across the industry, electronics firms are retooling everything for a vaguely defined “digital future” that everyone says requires a new growth strategy, a different set of…