WD to sell ActiveScale business to Quantum
February 20, 2020Western Digital Technologies, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its ActiveScale business to Quantum Corp., under which Western Digital's full line of ActiveScale products will be sold.
IFR releases ‘Top Trends 2020 Robotics’
February 19, 2020The International Federation of Robots (IFR) has forecasted an uptick of 2 million industrial factory robotic units in the next two years.
Nokia plans to acquire US-based company
February 19, 2020The Finnish telecom company is planning to acquire Elenion Technologies, a U.S.-based company focusing on silicon photonics technology.
ISS-Broadband delivered by Kongsberg
February 18, 2020Kongsberg equipment is to enable broadband transmission for the International Space Station (ISS) to 'significantly improve communication between the ESA astronauts manning the station and earth.
A new production unit for mirror segments for ELT
February 17, 2020Safran's new production unit at the company's Saint-Benoît facility near Poitiers in central France will make the primary mirror segments for Europe's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).
AKKA is now a majority owner of Data Respons
February 17, 2020Following the closing of the voluntary offer period, AKKA holds 72.89% of Data Respons’ share capital.
Sequans and Avnet sign global distribution deal
February 17, 2020Sequans Communications S.A. and Avnet have entered into a distribution agreement whereby Avnet will promote and sell Sequans’ IoT chips and modules and will exclusively promote and sell Monarch Go, an LTE-M/NB-IoT modem component designed for and certified by Verizon.
Z-AXIS shares good news from 2019
February 14, 2020Electronics design and CMS provider Z-AXIS Inc. released 2019 data showing showing robust revenue growth as well as an expansion to its workforce.
Seagate unifying workforce at green Fremont site
February 13, 2020Data storage and management solutions provider Seagate Technology plc is consolidating its San Francisco Bay Area workforce by relocating the company’s Cupertino operations to its existing sustainable Fremont facility.
Coronavirus afflicts more electronic supply chains
February 13, 2020With the epidemic arriving at dawn of 5G’s mainstream deployment phase, the coronavirus has the potential to disrupt the progress of the next-generation wireless standard, as the crisis slows or threatens to slow the production of key smartphone components, including displays and semiconductors, according to Omdia.
Eaton boosts offerings with acquisition of PDI Inc.
February 12, 2020Power management company Eaton has struck a deal to purchase Virginia-based Power Distribution Inc. (PDI), a supplier of mission critical power distribution, static switching, and power monitoring equipment.
Seven major chip acquisitions valued at USD 1bn or more
February 12, 2020Semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in 2019 after pulling back in the two previous years from historic high levels of M&A agreements in 2015 and 2016.
Communications equipment makers want high power outputs and small solution footprints
February 11, 2020Many communications systems are powered via a 48 V backplane. This voltage is normally stepped down to a lower intermediate bus voltage, typically to either 12 V, 5 V, or even lower, in order to power the racks of boards within the system.
Maxar Technologies lands NASA project
February 07, 2020Intelsat has chosen Maxar Technologies to build its Intelsat Epic Geostationary Communications Satellite with NASA Hosted Payload, called Intelsat 40e.
Filtronic with two mmWave module contract wins totalling $1.6 million
February 06, 2020Filtronic, a designer and manufacturer of products for the critical communications and wireless telecoms markets, has won two separate advanced mmWave design and development contracts that are described to be of strategic importance to the development of the company and its technology roadmap.
Libra Industries acquires Benchmark’s Guaymas, Mexico facility
February 03, 2020EMS provider, Libra Industries, has acquired Benchmark Electronics’ Guaymas, Mexico Facility, effective Jan. 17, 2020.
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Semiconductor R&D to nudge higher through 2024
January 31, 2020Technical challenges including the move to EUV lithography, sub-3nm process technology, 3D die-stacking technologies, and advanced packaging are expected to lift R&D growth rates.
Microchip and Arrow collaborate on edge IoT security
January 31, 2020Microchip Technology and Arrow Electronics are teaming upp to simplify connectivity and security across industrial, smart building and energy markets.
DARPA taps BAE Systems for next-gen electronicsLoad more news
January 29, 2020BAE Systems has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the next generation of mixed-signal electronics for Department of Defense (DoD) applications.