Bosch Sales Up for 2013

According to preliminary figures, the Bosch Group increased its sales by 2.7 percent in 2013, to 46.4 billion euros, and this despite the difficult economic environment (adjusted previous-year figure: 45.2 billion euros). In the form of negative exchange-rate effects to the tune of some 1.5 billion euros, the strong euro places a considerable burden on…

Mixed Results at AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $1.59 billion, operating income of $135 million and net income of $89 million, or $0.12 per share. The company reported non-GAAP operating income of $91 million and non-GAAP net income of $45 million, or $0.06 per share. For the year ended December…

Macro Sensors Redesigns Website

LVDT and RVDT sensor manufacturer Macro Sensors has redesigned its web site to simplify the selection of linear and rotary position sensors by specific industry applications.  To help web visitors find the right linear or rotary position sensor for their specific application requirements while describing its expanding capability in different markets, Macro Sensors has grouped…

TI 2013 Sales Slip; Earnings Up

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported fourth-quarter revenue of $3.03 billion, net income of $511 million and earnings per share of 46 cents. Results include charges of $49 million, which reduced earnings by 3 cents per share, for a restructuring action that was not included in the company’s prior guidance. Regarding the company’s…

Central Semiconductor Expands with Future

Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors, today announced that it has expanded its Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics, one of the top worldwide broadline distributors of electronic components, headquartered in Montreal Canada, into EMEA. “We are pleased to be adding Future on board in the EMEA territories after forging a successful…

Ciena Lauds EMS Sanmina

Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products, today announced that Ciena® Corporation, the network specialist, recently honored Sanmina’s Optical, RF and Microelectronics division with their prestigious Product Innovation Award. This Product Innovation Award was the result of Sanmina’s…

IPC: EMS Growth Set to Resume

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers – with the possible exception of mega-EMS Foxconn – have been struggling to maintain the kind of growth they have experienced in prior years. That’s unlikely to resume given the single-digit profit margins that have become SOP for the industry. However, according to the IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® ,…