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Quixant acquires Densitron

Electronic display supplier, Densitron Technologies has been acquired by Quixant, a company that designs and manufactures solutions and monitors for the gaming machine industry. Densitron will continue as a separate subsidiary of the Quixant group.

XP Power to buy EMCO for $12million

XP Power has announced that it has acquired EMCO High Voltage Corporation (EMCO) in a $12m deal. EMCO supplies the industrial and medical sectors with standard, modified and custom high voltage products.

Silicon labs’ acquisition of Telegesis strengthens IoT mesh networking solutions

Silicon Labs has acquired Telegesis, a supplier of wireless mesh networking modules based on ZigBee technology, in a $20million cash purchase. This acquisition accelerates Silicon Labs’ roadmap for ZigBee and Thread-ready modules and enhances the company’s ability to support customer needs with mesh networking solutions ranging from wireless SoC devices to plug-and-play modules.

Element14 becomes largest global ARM distributor

As a result of an Asia-Pacific franchise agreement with ARM, element14 claims to have become the largest global distributor of ARM development tools, software, evaluation boards and debug hardware. The agreement also extends an existing Americas and EMEA franchise agreement between the two companies.

European semi sales buck seasonal trend and grow by 17.9%

Sales of semiconductors through industrial distribution channels in the third quarter of 2015 reached €1.86billion, 17.9% higher than in the same quarter of 2014. According to DMASS, the Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists, this level of sales is ‘surprising’ as the summer quarter normally shows a sequential decline.

Helping inventors bring their ideas to market

Product design and development company, IDC (Industrial Design Consultancy Ltd) has launched a service tailored to help inventors turn their bright ideas into a reality. The service works through all the aspects of developing and launching a new product and evaluates the opportunities and challenges of an inventor’s concept.

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.

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