Digi-Key Corporation has added Murata Electronics as a vendor. Digi-key will inventory nearly 2,000 Murata components including ceramic capacitors, trimmers, resonators, thermistors, filters, inductors and potentiometers.

US Monolithics Certified to ISO 9001 QMS

The design and test facilities of US Monolithics LLC have been granted ISO 9001 standard certification for their QMS. The certification covers all operations at US Monolithics for design and test of broadband wireless transceiver MMICs and modules for both government and commercial markets.

Anritsu test sets validated by Bluetooth board

Anritsu Company, a member of the Bluetooth special interest group (SIG), announces that its MT8850A/MT8852A Bluetooth test sets have receive "Test System Validation" status from the Bluetooth Qualification Review Board (BQRB) for radio layer measurements.

AMI Semiconductor joins FlexRay consortium

AMI Semiconductor integrated mixed-signal products and structured digital products for the automotive, medical, and industrial sectors has announced its associate membership to the FlexRay Consortium. The membership will strengthen the company's support for in-vehicle networking (IVN) applications. Members have access to the FlexRay technology, with a free-of-charge, royalty-free license for automotive applications. In addition, the company will have access to early industry information and the results of FlexRay developments, along with the FlexRay-related IP of all other FlexRay members.

MEC Northwest upgraded to 2000 certification

MEC Northwest, a manufacturer of custom circuit board assemblies, received its upgrade of ISO:9001 certification to the 2000 standard. The certification process was audited by TUV Rheinland.

In-Stat/MDR expands wireless research services

In-Stat/MDR announces the expansion of its Wireless research practice, with the addition of four new services focused on end-user trends within the U.S. mobile wireless market. The new areas of research include: mobile consumer markets; mobile consumer data and multimedia services; mobile business markets; and mobile business data and productivity services. With these new additions to its research lineup, the high-tech market research firm has a comprehensive global wireless research ubiquity.


Atsana secures US $10 million in equity financing

Atsana Semiconductor announced it has raised $10 million USD in equity financing. The new round includes investments from Siemens Mobile Acceleration (Munich), GrowthWorks WV Funds (Toronto), Covington Capital Corporation (Toronto), Greenstone Venture Partners (Vancouver) and a number of the Company's original investors. The company develops power-efficient, programmable multimedia processors for mobile devices.

Raytheon JPS added to GSA schedule 70

Raytheon JPS Communications has been awarded a GSA contract to make its available to the government community. JPS Communications offers an array of communications products and services designed to enhance the effectiveness of communications systems such as interoperability solutions between multiple radio systems operating on different frequencies for public safety, military and federal and local government communications, VoIP technology, radio/telephone interface units, voting products, and noise reduction systems.

Elcoteq partners with Kathrein

Elcoteq Network Corporation, a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for the communications technology industry, and KATHREIN-Werke KG, a manufacturer of communications technology products, have agreed on substantial co-operation under which Elcoteq will begin to manufacture various GSM and UMTS related subsystems for Kathrein. Production is planned to start during first quarter 2004 at Elcoteq's plant in Pécs, Hungary.

Mobliss is acquired by Japan's Index Corporation

Mobliss, a provider of entertainment-focused mobile applications and messaging solutions, has been acquired by Index Corporation, a Japan-based multinational company and provider of mobile phone content and information. The transaction is valued at up to $15 million USD. In addition, Index will invest an undisclosed amount in Mobliss to accelerate the Company's continued growth within the US and throughout the Americas.

Tyco Electronics and SynQor Form Alliance

Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc. and SynQor, Inc. have formed the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA). The alliance looks to ensure future DC-DC product compatibility and standardization within the increasingly fragmented power converter market. The alliance is trying to establishes standards over a broad range of power converter form factors, footprints, feature sets and functionality for both non-isolated (POL) and isolated applications, including intermediate bus converters. Alliance membership is open to qualified companies per the alliance charter. DOSA converters will be geared towards wireless infrastructure, optical switching, networking, storage and industrial systems.

Legra Systems and Funk Software form alliance

Legra Systems and Funk Software announce a strategic relationship to provide customers with a wireless local area network (WLAN) security solution. The Legra-Funk Software solution enables companies to deploy enterprise-wide WLANs while maintaining centralized control over user authentication, data privacy, and network management.

Bellwave Co. Ltd. selects CSR's BlueCore silicon

Cambridge Silicon Radio, a provider of single chip radio devices, announces that Bellwave Co. Ltd., the Korean mobile phone and data module design company, has selected CSR's BlueCore silicon for a new Bluetooth enabled GPRS handset design.