Qorvo acquires Active-Semi

Qorvo to acquire Active-Semi International

Semiconductor radio frequency system manufacturer Qorvo (NASDAQ:$QRVO) announced Wednesday its agreement to acquire power conversion architect company Active-Semi International Inc.  Building Efficiency Active-Semi, a newer name in the power management and intelligent motor...
MLCC raw materials in short supply

Raw materials shortages fuel MLCC supply woes

Supply chain disruptions are part and parcel of manufacturing operations. Logistics network management is a multifactor, dynamic process that never ends. However, for some in the components industry, the current situation...
Samsung reports revenue loss 2019

Samsung revenue plunges by 60 percent in Q1 2019

On April 5, Samsung released crushingly low estimates for its Q1 2019 revenue and operating profit. The South Korean electronics firm expects revenues of 52 trillion won ($45.7 billion) and 6.2...
Alibaba buys Teambition

Alibaba acquires Teambition, grows enterprise service offerings

Chinese e-commerce and technology company Alibaba (NYSE:$BABA) is expanding its push into enterprise services with its latest acquisition. Reports show that Alibaba, a company often likened to Amazon, is expanding its product...
Huawei posts record earnings

Huawei earns record profits despite global security concerns

Huawei Technologies reported record profits in 2018 despite escalating concerns in the West over the Chinese electronics manufacturer's product security. Huawei Posts Strong Figures On March 29, Huawei reported making a company record...
Arrow moves to acquire Avnet

Arrow does not purchase Avnet in April Fools’ Day $7.8 billion deal

IN THE SPIRIT OF APRIL FOOLS' DAY: In a move that has sent shockwaves through the semiconductor industry, Arrow Electronics has announced plans to purchase Avnet, Inc. on April 1. Arrow was founded...
Nvidia sets path for the future

Nvidia sets path to become a data-center company

Earlier this month, Nvidia made its largest acquisition ever with a $6.9 billion purchase of networking equipment manufacturer Mellanox Technologies. Mellanox, a Sunnyvale, California company formerly based in Israel, received multibillion-dollar offers...
Micron predicts rebound for chip market in 2019

Micron says memory chip market should expect recovery

Boise, Idaho-based chip maker Micron Technology said last Wednesday that the company expects a recovery in the memory chip market soon. This came as the company saw shares rise almost five...
Apple found guilty of violating Qualcomm's patents

Apple found guilty of infringing on Qualcomm patents

A San Diego jury ruled that Apple violated three separate Qualcomm patents and awarded the chip maker $31 million after a two-week trial. The case revolved around Apple's alleged implementation of...
Microchip industry Q1 report 2019

Chip manufacturer declines expected in first quarter 2019

In a report published Monday, major technology research company TrendForce shared its first quarter 2019 analysis of major global chip manufacturers. TrendForce, an industry research firm specializing in China and boasting more...

Foxconn chair Gou resigns, runs for president of Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Co (TPE: 2354) will see its founding chairman, Terry Gou, resign for a political bid over the Taiwanese presidency, the New York...

CIA reports Huawei received funding from China

The Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) informed its international counterparts that Huawei allegedly received funding from Chinese security agencies. As reported by The Times, the United...

Procurement needs standards before using Blockchain

Procurement organizations stand to benefit from the use of Blockchain, a technology popularized by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But standards will need to be...

The gig economy is going to change the future of work

Right now, an estimated 75 million "gig workers" work in the United States alone. These people are Uber drivers, computer coders, language experts, artists,...

2 key ways big data can improve procurement

When it comes to delivering on efficiency, today's procurement professionals face more challenges than ever before. Between shifting regional and global demand, deglobalization trends,...
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