Cypress Reports Q2

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced its second-quarter 2014 results, which included the remarks below from its president and CEO, T.J. Rodgers. Highlights for the quarter included: Revenue met guidance Net income beat guidance and more than doubled sequentially Consumer electronics revenue slowed, but the industrial and automotive sector remained strong at 43% of…

Isola Offers RF Conversion Services For PCBs

Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced  that its technical staff would offer a conversion service for PCB fabricators of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave applications. This global 24-hour design review service will enable PCB fabricators to quickly and…

Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs

Microsoft Corp. today announced a restructuring plan to simplify its operations and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company’s overall strategy. These steps will result in the elimination of up to 18,000 positions over the next year. Of the total, about 12,500 professional and factory positions will be eliminated through…

Avnet Workshops Online

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has made video presentations of recent Design Seminars and SpeedWay Design Workshops™ available online for free on-demand viewing at ZedBoard.org. Avnet’s Design Seminars are online courses providing application-specific training for designers of embedded applications based on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC architecture, which…

AMOLED Panel Costs to Fall Below LCD

Santa Clara, Calif.—The manufacturing cost gap between AMOLED and TFT LCD smartphone displays is closing as production yields improve, which should drive increased use in smartphone panels, according to a NPD DisplaySearch OLED Technology Report. Although manufacturing costs for AMOLED panels are currently 10-20 percent higher than for TFT LCD displays, they are expected fall below…