ST Teams with Wurth Elektronik on Power Supply Design

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is extending the focus of its eDesignSuite online design environment with the addition of complementing components from Wurth Elektronik, a major transformer[1] manufacturer, to help customers complete their new projects more quickly and cost-effectively. More and more electronic product design is done online…

Murata to Buy Arctic Sand

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a full subsidiary of Murata (Headquarters: San Diego, California, USA) and Arctic Sand Technologies, Inc. (Headquarters: Burlington, Massachusetts, USA) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement of acquisition on March 15, 2017. Purpose of the acquisition Arctic Sand Technologies is a manufacturer engaged in the design and sale of…

Microchip Improves Semiconductor Purchasing

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), today debuted its updated, feature-rich and mobile-optimized e-commerce platform for purchasing microcontrollers, mixed-signal, analog, Flash-IP solutions and more. microchipDIRECT, which sells Microchip parts directly to customers, has been updated with several new mobile-accessible features that are now available for the first time in the semiconductor industry. The new mobile website includes high-volume…

Microsemi to Close China Manufacturing Facility

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the planned closure of its manufacturing facility in China. Focused on lower value discrete solutions, the devices manufactured at the facility are not aligned with Microsemi’s strategic direction, and company resources will be invested elsewhere in higher value,…

ADI, Arrow, channel realignment

Will ADI & Arrow Deal Prompt More Channel Realignment?

Analog Devices Inc.’s realignment of its channel strategy has implications beyond the companies directly involved — ADI and acquisition Linear Technology; and distributors Arrow Electronics Inc. and Avnet Inc. ADI’s move could prompt other semiconductor companies to reconsider their distribution options. A distributor’s supplier roster works a bit like a sports team. If the five-time Super…