Electronic Products & Technology


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…
May 2, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

ADAS chip market drives to growth

Powered by increasing demand for car- and driver-augmented safety features, the global semiconductor market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will quadruple over a one-decade period, according to a new report from IHS Technology, El Segundo CA. Worldwide revenue for…
April 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global chip revenue rises in 2013

Worldwide semiconductor revenue rose a solid 5.0 percent last year, with memory chips the star performers, according to the latest research from IHS Technology, El Segundo CA. Total semiconductor revenue in 2013 reached $318.1 billion, up from $303.1 billion in…
April 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Fujitsu, Panasonic & DBJ to establish new semi firm

Fujitsu Ltd., Panasonic Corp., and Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding in which DBJ will make an investment and provide a line of credit for a new fabless semiconductor company specializing in system LSI…
April 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Flower Technology partners with EnSilica for the development of ASIC mining solutions

Flower Technology Inc., London ON-based start-up focused on the supply of ASIC mining solutions for scrypt-based cryptocurrencies, has partnered with EnSilica, a leading UK design house and provider of the eSi-RISC family of soft processor cores and associated encryption, communications…
April 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Industrial electronics chip market rebounds

Powered by the freshly fueled gears of reviving economies, the global market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications overcame a serious fall in 2012 and roared back to life last year, boding well for an even more energetic 2014,…
April 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key signs disty deal on SiTime’s MEMS-based timing solutions

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls MN, has reached a global distribution agreement with analog semiconductor market leader SiTime. The company’s silicon MEMS-based oscillators and clock generators provide drop-in replacements for legacy quartz crystal oscillator products and…
April 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

ON Semiconductor to acquire Truesense Imaging

Boosting its presence in the high-margin industrial end-market, ON Semiconductor, Phoenix AZ, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truesense Imaging Inc., Rochester NY, provider of high-performance image sensor devices. Truesense’s products address a wide range of industrial end-markets including…