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Vishay Diversifies to Face Components Shortage

Vishay Driversifies 2018 to Face Components Shortage. Vishay Intertechnology was founded in 1962 by Dr. Felix Zandman, with a loan from his cousin Alfred P. Slaner. The Company was named after Dr. Zandman’s ancestral village in Lithuania, in memory of family members who perished in the Holocaust. The Company’s initial product portfolio consisted of foil resistors…

FDA803D and FDA903D STMicroelectronics Digital-Input Audio Amplifiers with Auto Diagnostics

STMicroelectronics has launched two new 1x45W class-D fully digital automotive audio amplifiers with the aim of simplifying design, reducing BOM costs and helping to certify systems to the required ISO 26262 ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Level). Designated FDA803D and FDA903D, applications include telematics, emergency-eCall equipment and Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems (AVAS, for hybrid/electric vehicles). The parts offer…

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Murata develop micro electro mechanical systems sensor at Finland

This Aug. 20, Murata announce to develop micro electro mechanical systems sensor at Finland for investing $45 million. The Kyoto-based company had been leasing the two buildings it purchased and expects to complete the adjacent 172,000-square-foot factory in Vantaa, Finland, by the end of 2019. MEMS sensors are used in pacemakers, car safety systems and industrial applications. Murata…

DRAM prices are expected to fall sequentially 4Q18

According to DRAMeXchange, DRAM prices are expected to fall sequentially 4Q18. DRAM suppliers have begun to negotiate with their clients contract prices for the fourth quarter since the middle of August, according to DRAMeXchange, which expects prices to weaken following nine consecutive quarters of growth. The weak price trend is due to “increasing supply yet fairly limited…

SIA wants Trump to remove 39 product categories of China Tariffs

The Semiconductor Industry Association wants the Trump Administration to remove 39 product categories from a list of some some $16 billion worth of Chinese imports ticketed for 25 percent tariffs. In written comments submitted Monday as part of the Administration’s solicitation for public comment on the proposed tariffs, the SIA argued that imposing tariffs on…