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Exar & iML complete merger

Exar and Integrated Memory Logic (iML) have completed their merger. Completed through a second-step merger to acquire all of the remaining outstanding shares of iML, Exar owns 100% of the outstanding stock of iML and iML stock is no longer publicly trading (as of 15th September 2014).
17th September 2014

Open office suite fixes 10,000 defects in less than 2 years

The results of a project, conducted by Coverity, has found that LibreOffice has analysed more than 9 million lines of code to find and fix more than 6,000 defects. The Coverity Scan Project Spotlight analysed defect type and density as compared to the industry average. The report is an update from the Coverity Scan Project Spotlight on LibreOffice issued in November 2013.  
17th September 2014

Microsemi to acquire Centellax

Strengthening the company's MMIC design technologies and communications product portfolio, Microsemi has signed an agreement to acquire Centellax.
11th September 2014


Sensors supplier expands into new facility

Sensors supplier expands into new facility
Edinburgh Sensors is expanding and has moved to a new facility in Livingston, Scotland. The company has seen a marked increase in interest from system integrators involved in a number of different markets including process control, waste management, total organic carbon monitoring and horticulture to name just a few. The new facility boasts an extended production area and additional office space for further expansion.
10th September 2014

AVX publishes interactive connector selector guide

Offering a comprehensive overview of the company's 46 innovative industrial connector solutions,AVX has published an interactive 'Industrial Connector Selector Guide'. The guide is organised by application (wire-to-board, board-to-board, wire-to-wire and specialty) and embeds links to application specific product catalogues and individual series datasheets.
10th September 2014

Current limiters and thermistors are REACH-compliant

Inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors, manufactured by Ametherm, now conform to the requirements of the REACH (European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation. This regulation was introduced in 2007 to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
10th September 2014

Detecting Majorana particles for next-gen quantum computing

Detecting Majorana particles for next-gen quantum computing
Researchers from the University of Surrey and the Ben-Gurion University in Israel have uncovered a new method to detect Majorana particles. Previous attempts to find the elusive Majorana particle have been promising without providing definitive and conclusive evidence of its existence.
10th September 2014

Consortium supports industrial Ethernet

Renesas has announced plans to establish the R-IN Consortium, aiming to support the development of industrial equipment incorporating industrial Internet communication functionality, including manufacturing equipment, security cameras and robots. The consortium is seeking corporate partners willing to supply software, OSes, development environments and system integration services. Official activities will commence in April 2015.
9th September 2014

Tablets boost personal computing market

According to the IC Market Drivers 2014 report from IC Insights, total shipments of personal computing systems (desktops, notebooks, tablets and Internet/cloud units) are forecast to rise 12% in 2014 to 585m units. This is compared with standard PC shipments (desktops and notebooks) which plunged 9% in 2013 and are forecast to decline 5% to 298m this year.
9th September 2014

Huge growth in wearable technology sales predicted

According to the research report 'Wearable Technology 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts', IDTechEx has forecast huge growth in wearable technology sales over the coming decade. This includes growth in wearable technology for animals which is the subject of a separate report.
9th September 2014


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