Microsemi Sales Increase Nearly 17%

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today reported unaudited results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 ended Sept. 28, 2014. Net sales for Microsemi’s fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 were $303.3 million, up 3.8 percent sequentially and up 21.1 percent from…

Local Knowledge Extends Quality in Global Supply Chains

Diversification and expansion in the electronics market poses many challenges: there is a rapid emergence of new markets, an extension of supply chains, increased logistics and reverse logistics demands, not to mention rapidly growing, intense competition from new, locally-based OEMs. These market challenges are repeated across regions; they are similar regardless of point of origin…

Sensor Fusion Drives ADAS

London – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are essentially driven by a sensor fusion revolution combining radar (forward looking obstacle detection), camera (pedestrian detection, lane keeping, driver monitoring), infra-red (night vision), ultrasonic (automated parking), and LiDAR sensors. While radar will remain a key technology, boosted by the 79 GHz spectrum band expected to become available…

Mobile App Links to Vishay’s Featured Products

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the availability of a Vishay app for the Apple iPad® that makes it easy for users to access the company’s Super 12 and Engineer’s Toolbox collections of industry-leading semiconductor and passive devices. Vishay’s Super 12, selected yearly from the company’s many thousands of products, brings together a…

Microsemi Acquires Mingoa

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has acquired Cork, Ireland-based Mingoa, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for hardware accelerated Ethernet OAM and embedded tests. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mingoa, founded in 2009 as a…

Anti-Counterfeiting Software Released

Corelis, Inc., the leading supplier of high-performance boundary-scan test and measurement tools, announced today the introduction of the JTAG Interrogator, a simple software tool designed to assist in the validation of authentic semiconductors. Targeted at receiving inspection and quality assurance departments, the JTAG Interrogator utilizes IEEE-1149.1 standard on-chip electronic identification techniques to aid in the…

Automotive Drives Component Growth

Electronics content in vehicles continues to grow at a steady pace, driving innovation in the components sector. Electronic components make up more than 30 percent of the production cost of a vehicle, and is expected to continue upward, according to Transparency Market Research. Two recent market research studies indicate that automotive applications including next-generation vehicle…

Industrial Electronics Chip Market Set to Grow 11%

El Segundo, Calif. — The industrial electronics chip market rebounded in 2013 with revenue growth of nine percent, reaching $32.8 billion, after falling five percent in 2012, according to a report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). These chips are used in a variety of applications, including medical electronics, factory automation, energy distribution and generation, building and home control,…