Electronic Products & Technology


August 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Fujitsu and ON Semi reach strategic partnership

Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd. and ON Semiconductor have entered into a foundry services agreement whereby Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Sem at its 8-inch front-end semiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Initial production of wafers is expected to…
August 1, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Capacitive touch controller IC market to grow

The capacitive touch controller IC market is predicted to reach about $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of nearly 50 percent from $1.9 billion in 2013, according to a new report from IHS Technology. The controller IC market used in…
July 28, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Sony invests in image sensor production

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take…
July 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Central Semiconductor celebrates 40 years

Central Semiconductor Corp., Hauppauge NY, is proudly celebrating its fortieth anniversary in the industry as a manufacturer of discrete semiconductors. Since its inception, Central has consistently supplied high-quality innovative products, with outstanding service, to a worldwide customer base. Central opened…
June 20, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

GaN is finally here for commercial RF applications

Gallium Nitride (GaN) has been a technology with so much promise for commercial RF applications, but it always seemed ‘a year or so away’. The unique material properties of GaN have been of interest to scientists and researchers for some…
June 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global semiconductor sales increase

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.34-billion for the month of April representing an increase of 11.5% from the previous year and a slight uptick compared to last month’s total of $26.15-billion, according to a report from the Semiconductor Industry Association…
June 10, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

ON Semiconductor to acquire Aptina Imaging

ON Semiconductor Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aptina Imaging, a leading provider of high-performance CMOS image sensors for automotive and industrial markets, which are the key areas of strategic focus for ON Semiconductor. Other markets addressed by…
June 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Analog Devices to acquire Hittite Microwave

Analog Devices Inc., providers of semiconductors for signal processing applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hittite Microwave Corp., manufacturers of high performance ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications. This agreement reflects…
May 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Akros Silicon reaches disty deal with Digi-Key

Akros Silicon Inc., Sunnyvale CA, supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, announced a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corp. Akros’ products help manufacturers of electronic equipment create more efficient and advanced products, which in turn enables end users to…
May 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Central Semi reaches global disty agreement with Digi-Key

Central Semiconductor Corp., Hauppauge NY, manufacturer of discrete semiconductors has reached a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corp. Central Semiconductor supplies leading edge discrete semiconductors for the latest high-tech products, from smart phones, tablets and laptop computers to bar code…
May 17, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

M.S. Kennedy and Cissoid announce long-term collaboration

Cissoid, a Belgium-based leader in high-temperature and extended lifetime semiconductor solutions has signed a long-term collaboration agreement with M.S. Kennedy, Syracuse NY, to develop high-reliability and high-temperature electronic modules. The agreement brings together Cissoid’s 14 years of experience in developing…
May 17, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Fairchild gains foothold in 3D motion tracking with acquisition of Xsens

Fairchild Semiconductor formally announced its acquisition of Xsens, a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for the industrial, health, fitness and entertainment markets. The deal provides Fairchild with sensor fusion technologies that enable a seamless interaction between the…