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Cadence's Voltus-Fi improves Phison's time to market by 40%

Cadence Design Systems has announced that Phison Electronics Corporation has used the Cadence Voltus-Fi Custom Power Integrity Solution to achieve silicon-proven accuracy on electromigration and IR-drop (EMIR) checks for its flash controller chips. Phison claims the tool reduced its tapeout schedule by eight weeks, improving time to market by 40% while also increasing overall product reliability.

Micro:bit rollout delayed

The BBC has announced its micro:bit computer, due to be given to one million schoolchildren in October to boost interest in coding, has been delayed. An issue with its power supply means it will now be sent out after Christmas.

Hitaltech signed to distribute Omron components

Hitaltech has been appointed as an authorised distributor for Omron Electronic Components. As part of the deal, Hitaltech will offer Omron’s range of FPC-FFC connectors, including the XF3M, pictured, said to be ideal for applications requiring a connection between an LCD panel and a PCB or for other board to board connections.

Conrad adds 650 power modules to portfolio

Conrad Business Supplies has extended its range of power supplies and supporting accessories, with the addition of more than 650 products from Delta Electronics. The company’s product range is said to offer high efficiency performance in applications requiring a wide input voltage range.

Distribution deal adds Bluetooth modules to portfolio

Following an agreement with German company Stollman, Acal BFi will distribute the latter's Bluetooth modules. According to Acal, the German company has specialised in the development of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy modules for years and notes the modules can be quickly and cost-effectively integrated into a range of products.

European semi sales reach record in Q2 2015

DMASS, the Distributors' and Manufacturers' Association of Semiconductor Specialists, says sales of semiconductors through distribution channels in Q2/CY15 grew by 16% to reach €1.86billion, a record quarter, although a significant part of the increase is provided by exchange rates.

Nordic products now distributed by Silica

Silica has signed a distribution agreement with Nordic Semiconductor. The agreement authorises Silica to sell and support the full range of ultra low power wireless solutions available from Nordic across Europe.

Distribution performance 'reassuring' says ecsn, but sales drop from March 2015

Figures released by the AFDEC group within the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) show showed that total monthly billings increased by 2% compared to April 2014. The increase was accompanied by an increase in the book to bill ratio, with the semiconductor and electro-mechanical market sectors leading the way. However, while year on year billings increased, they were said to be 14% down on March 2015.

Partnership signals industrialisation of AMOLED displays

FlexEnable has partnered with Chunghwa Picture Tube (CPT) to develop and mass-produce AMOLED displays, a market forecast to rise to $16billion by 2020. Market research company IDTechEx has predicted that this rapid growth will be spearheaded by the release of the first phone with a flexible display in 2017.

AFDEC billings grow by 10%, but future still looks uncertain

The Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) has reported what it calls 'a welcome improvement' in total monthly billings in March 2015. Consolidated figures reported by the association's authorised distributor (AFDEC) membership show that billings increased by 10% compared to February and by 2% over March 2014.

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