MaxLinear to Acquire Entropic

Carlsbad, Calif. – MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL or “MaxLinear”), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (“RF”) and mixed-signal integrated circuits (“ICs”), and Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR or “Entropic”), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home,today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for MaxLinear to acquire Entropic. The boards of directors of both MaxLinear…

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In Distribution, ‘Leverage’ is a Relative Term

If there’s one thing that distribution knows, it’s how to leverage volume. The number of components that passes through the channel every day is mind-boggling, and suppliers, distributors and customers all know that the more you buy, the better deal you can negotiate. But what happens to your leverage if you are not a volume…

Automotive Electronics Prompt New Supply Chain Challenges

The continued growth in the number of components used by automotive manufacturers has spotlighted new opportunities for component distributors. There are many positives to the increased penetration of electronics in automobiles including improved safety, better fuel efficiency, navigation and infotainment. While consumers, semiconductor manufacturers and automotive OEMs stand to benefit from these advancements, these opportunities also…

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…