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Commercial code is more compliant to security standards

Announcing the release of its annual Coverity Scan Open Source Report, Synopsys has revealed that commercial code is more compliant to security standards than open source code.
29th July 2015

ESIA welcomes the successful outcome on ITA expansion

The World Trade Organization (WTO) members involved in the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion achieved a major break through on the 24th of July. The deal reached will eliminate future customs duties on 201 high-tech products, including semiconductors such as MCOs.
29th July 2015

A surge of mergers & acquisitions

IC Insights’ 185-page Mid-Year Update to The McClean Report examines the recent surge of M&A activity, including China’s aggressive new programmes aimed at bolstering its presence in the semiconductor industry. In the first six months of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of $72.6bn (Figure 1), nearly six times the annual average for M&A deals struck during the five previous years (2010-2014).
29th July 2015


HEITEC horizons widen with Wakefield-Vette pact

HEITEC horizons widen with Wakefield-Vette pact
HEITEC’s Electronic Business Unit has entered a strategic partnership with Wakefield-Vette to expand its business in North America. "With the newly signed partnership with Wakefield-Vette/USA in place, HEITEC will now be able to serve new and important markets, particularly in North America," said Roland Chochoiek, Executive Vice President Business Unit Electronics at HEITEC.
29th July 2015

Stadium sets up Stontronics acquisition

Stadium sets up Stontronics acquisition
Stadium Group has agreed to acquire Stontronics, a manufacturer and distributor of power supply units, transformers and adaptors, for £6.5m. Stontronics power products business will strengthen Stadium’s existing business and the deal fits with Stadium’s strategy of making targeted, complementary acquisitions which strengthen its technology offering, as well as providing synergies and cross-selling opportunities.
29th July 2015

Power scope removes test obstacles for barrier maker

Power scope removes test obstacles for barrier maker
A PX8000 Precision Power Scope from Yokogawa is playing a key part in production tests being carried out by Magnetic Autocontrol Group of Schopfheim, Germany, a major global supplier of vehicle and pedestrian access barriers for installations as diverse as access barriers at Frankfurt Airport, the Paris Metro ticket control systems and the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers.
29th July 2015

Strain gauge programme covers many applications

Strain gauge programme covers many applications
A new stocking programme has been instigated by Micro Measurements and its distributor Digi-Key Electronics covering a wide range of standard strain gauges. It includes most popular models used in critical circuits for load cells, force transducers, avionics, transportation, high-temperature, military, and space systems, in addition to automatic test equipment, farm machinery, alternative energy, automotive, medical, and energy exploration applications.
29th July 2015

Emergency USB phone charger uses only water and a candle

Emergency USB phone charger uses only water and a candle
  The Candle Charger is like an indoor power plant for your smartphone, running up to six hours on just a candle and some water.
28th July 2015

Students create solar-powered family style car

Students create solar-powered family style car
  The Stella Lux is an energy positive, solar-powered vehicle that actually generates more energy than it consumes in an entire year.
28th July 2015

Light-emitting device sets new speed record

Light-emitting device sets new speed record
  Duke University researchers achieved a new fluorescence speed record that could replace lasers with LEDs in optical computing chips or use in optical communication between ordinary electronic microchips.
28th July 2015


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