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Teledyne completes e2v acquisition

Teledyne Technologies has completed its acquisition of e2v in a deal which valued the Chelmsford based high tech engineering company at £627million.

“Every business within e2v is highly complementary to Teledyne and will contribute to our balanced portfolio of highly engineered products, said Robert Mehrabian, Teledyne’s chairman, president and CEO. “From industrial machine vision to space based imaging, microwave devices spanning radar to radiotherapy, and ...

Embedded World: an overview

Mouser and Renesas announced a global distribution partnership at Embedded World. Together, the companies will focus on the latest software, development kits and MCUs that comprise the Synergy Platform “We have planned to work closely with Renesas,” said Mark Burr-Lonnon, senior vice president, EMEA and Asia, at Mouser. “But we’ve decided to focus initially on helping to launch the Renesas Synergy Platform.”

Microchip launches direct online sales service

Microchip has launched a web based service in which it will sell parts directly to customers. According to the company, the site – called microchipDIRECT – includes features available for the first time in the semiconductor industry. Users can access high-volume quotes, custom programming, ordering flexibility and global support. microchipDIRECT is said to carry the largest inventory of Microchip products.

IoTSF names new chair, expands board

The Internet of Things Security Foundation has expanded its Executive Steering Board and appointed Professor Paul Dorey as its new chair. Meanwhile, Dr Stephen Pattison – ARM’s VP of public affairs – joins the steering board.

Embedded tools vendors unite to address complex design challenges

The Embedded Tools Alliance (ETA) has been created to help engineers to select the best components from a number of different suppliers, with the knowledge that the components have been proven to work together and to do what's required. In this way, the Alliance members say, customers can concentrate on development, rather than fighting with a disparate set of legacy tools and environments.

Analog’s acquisition of Linear set to close

Having received regulatory approval from the China’s Ministry of Commerce, Analog Devices expects to complete its acquisition of Linear Technology on 10 March 2017. The approval of the Chinese ministry was said to be the last step in the acquisition process.

Smiths to drop brand names, use Smiths Interconnect

Following a strategic reorganisation intended to make it more agile, Smiths Interconnect is to rename its various technology brands as Smiths Interconnect. The existing brands – EMC Technology, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM and TRAK – will continue to be used alongside the Smiths Interconnect name during the transition period.

Infineon is VW’s first strategic semiconductor partner

Volkswagen has named Infineon as its first partner in a strategic programme designed to ensure that its future requirements for electronic systems can be met. As part of the programme, VW intends to cooperate directly with chip manufacturers to develop technology solutions for future vehicles and says a key aspect will be the precise definition of requirements.

IBM to drive collaborative IoT research

IBM has officially opened the $200million global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business. Based in Munich, the facility brings together development teams from IBM, Avnet, BNP Paribas, Capgemini and Tech Mahindra. IBM also revealed the facility will act as an innovation space for European IoT standards organisation EEBus.

Renesas closes Intersil acquisition

Renesas Electronics has completed its acquisition of Intersil; a move which it says brings together advanced technology and deep end-market expertise, while solidifying its position as a leading global supplier delivering advanced embedded systems to customers.

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