Technology news you can’t miss this month

Avnet completes sale of Technology Solutions to Tech Data: Avnet has completed the sale of its Technology Solutions business to Tech Data Corporation. With the divestiture of these operations, Avnet is now solely focused on electronic components and integrated and embedded solutions.

European Semiconductor sales up 4.8% year-on-year: European sales of semiconductors in Europe reached USD 2.836 billion in January 2017, an increase of 4.8 percent compared to the January 2016 total of USD 2.706

Intel acquires Mobileye: Intel will acquire Mobileye, specialising in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving.

Bosch & Sony security partnership gets ‘go-ahead’: After the official approval of the antitrust authorities, the business partnership of Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation in the field of video security solutions became effective by February 1, 2017.

U.S. companies hold largest share of fabless company IC sales
: Research shows that fabless IC suppliers represented 30 percent of the world’s IC sales in 2016 (up from only 18 percent ten years earlier in 2006). As the name implies, fabless IC companies do not have an IC fabrication facility of their own.