Murata Electronics North America, Inc. and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire all outstanding shares of Peregrine not owned by Murata, for $12.50 per share in cash, or a total transaction value of $471 million.
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) awarded the first, second and third place winning teams of the IMS2014 Student Design Contest for high-efficiency power amplifier and high-sensitivity radar complementary one-year licenses of NI AWR Design Environment™ software.
According to an updated market forecast from ABI Research, the installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20 percent more than in 2013. The number of devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecasted for 2020.
Infineon Technologies AG and International Rectifier Corp. have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.
Isola Group S.a r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced a major qualification win in partnership with KSG Leiterplatten GmbH and InnoSenT GmbH.
Common mode chokes are used as in line filters to reduce broadband mains-borne radio interference. Wurth Electronics has developed current-compensated common mode chokes with nanocrystalline cores for this purpose.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, "PXI Market to Change the Face of the Test and Measurement Industry", finds that the market earned revenues of $563.3 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $1.75 billion by 2020.