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Zuken completes Vitech Corporation acquisition

Zuken, a supplier of electrical and electronic design automation solutions, has completed the acquisition of Vitech Corporation following the approval of the US Department of Defense and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

MCU market to fall 6 percent in 2019

The MCU market is expected to contract by 6% this year, according to semiconductor market analysts, IC Insights. The fall is being attributed to an overall slowdown in electronic systems, a fall off in car purchases and the ongoing US-China trade war.

The case for robust IP protection

There is little doubt that many electronics businesses continue to be uncertain over the notion of IP and what it means to protect it. Busy innovators can obviously be forgiven for focusing their efforts on tangible developments to bring to market. But failing to protect the 'crown jewels' in any organisation can leave the door wide open for competitors to grab a free ride on the back of all your hard work.

BittWare announces strategic investment in Eideticom

Molex company Bittware, a supplier of enterprise-class NVMe Storage platforms featuring FPGA technology, has announced a strategic investment and collaboration with Eideticom, a company operating in the emerging, high growth computational storage market.

Bulgin bought by private equity fund

Cambridge-based Bulgin, a manufacturer of connectors and related components, has been bought by the private equity fund Equistone Partners in a deal that values the business at £105 million.

Zytronic invests to deliver complex and curved touchscreen designs

Zytronic, a supplier of custom designed, durable Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors has invested over £350,000 into their Northeast manufacturing site, upgrading both its glass processing and storage equipment in a move designed to increase the range of products and design features offered to customers and streamlines operations.

Apple acquires Intel’s modem business

Apple has agreed to acquire Intel's 5G modem business in an acquisition that values the business at $1bn and which highlights the company's desire to have more direct control of its supply chain.

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