Flextronics Net Drops on Higher Costs

Flextronics International Ltd. reported profits for the fiscal 2014 second quarter shrank as the company faced higher operating costs and on a small decline in gross profit margins. The company said it believes cost-cutting measures introduced earlier in the year would help it improve the total operating structure. Net income at the top-tier electronics manufacturing…

Distribution: Some Policies No Longer Work

One charter of a trade association is to examine and if possible rectify industry policies and practices that don’t make sense for its members. But there are several issues in the electronics supply chain over which members of the same trade association may never see eye-to-eye. Distributors and suppliers – both members of Electronics Components…

STMicroelectronics Named Top 100 Global Innovator

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator for the second year in a row, recognizing ST’s position among the world’s most innovative companies. The program recognizes and rewards organizations that are leading the innovation charge as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.

Vishay Trims Q4 Outlook as Sales Drop

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. today disclosed why it is embarking on a cost-cutting and employee reduction program noting in a release that third quarter revenue and profits came in below investors’ and the company’s expectations. Its sales forecast for the December quarter were similarly lackluster indicating demand for its products remain weak. Malvern, Pa.-based Vishay reported…