Qorvo to Buy GreenPeak Technologies

Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in ultra-low power, short range RF communication technology. The acquisition of Netherlands-based GreenPeak will allow Qorvo to expand its customer offering to…

OriginGPS Partners with Future Electronics

OriginGPS, a leading manufacturer of miniature Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) modules, announced today that it has struck a partnership with Future Electronics, one of the world’s leading global distributors of electronic components. As part of the agreement, OriginGPS’ ultra-small form factor and low-power GNSS modules will be distributed around the globe via Future’s dedicated…

Manufacturing Contracts 4th Month in a Row

Manufacturing in the U.S. contracted for the fourth consecutive month in January, signaling what’s likely to be a slow climb back to growth for the early part of 2016. The nation’s leading manufacturing index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, registered 48.2 percent in January, increasing only 0.2 percent from its level of 48.0 in…

Newark element14 Intros New Tektronix Oscilloscopes

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has introduced the Tektronix MDO4000C series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes which will appeal to embedded engineers for applications in Internet of Things, RF and Wireless. Available with next day delivery the oscilloscope can be configured with up to six instruments in a single unit including a full spectrum analyzer. As with previous generations in…

Intersil LDO Regulators Deliver 50% Lower Dropout

Milpitas, Calif. – Intersil Corporation offers two new high-performance, single-output low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators that tout best-in-class dropout and transient performance for noise sensitive loads. The ISL80510 and ISL80505 deliver 1-A and 0.5-A of continuous output current and ultra-low-dropout of 130 mV and 45 mV at full load, respectively. The ISL80510 LDO regulator’s maximum dropout is nearly…

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries. Capsule will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life. The acquisition of Capsule…