TI Q2 Up 8%

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported second-quarter revenue of $3.29 billion, net income of $683 million and earnings per share of 62 cents. Regarding the company’s performance and returns to shareholders, Rich Templeton, TI’s chairman, president and CEO, made the following comments: “Revenue for the quarter came in just above the middle of…

Rambus Q2 Up 32%

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), the innovative technology solutions company that brings invention to market, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. GAAP Financial Results: Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $76.5 million, down 2% on a sequential basis from the first quarter of 2014 primarily due to a one-time…

Cost Reduction is a Top Priority in the Supply Chain

There is no surprise that cost reductions top the high-tech supply chain executives ranking of the three biggest issues or projects for 2014, according to the Annual North American Hi-Tech & Electronics Report from eyefortransport. The survey of supply chain executives also reveals that the most effective strategies for reducing costs include improving internal efficiencies,…

Littelfuse Survey: Arc-Flash Concerns Increase

Protecting employees and equipment from the dangers of arc-flash events has become a priority among plant professionals, according to a recent survey conducted by Littelfuse, Inc. As a result, protection technologies such as arc-flash relays are rapidly growing in popularity. Even 10 years ago, arc-flash danger wasn’t at the top of many minds, the survey…

Demand Continues For Discretes, Memory and RF Components

The electronics components market continues to show consistency, at least among product lines that are moving upward in leadtimes, pricing, or both. According to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market and Technology Trends report for July, discretes, memory and RF components continue to see leadtimes stretch out and pricing increase. Leadtimes for discretes are showing a range…

Building Vendor Relationships in Electronics Distribution

A recent survey conducted by Electronic Purchasing Strategies revealed that electronic purchasing professionals spend an average of nearly 7 hours per week interacting or negotiating with vendors.  This was the most hours of any of one particular task. The survey also revealed contracting and maintaining vendor relationships as their primary job role.   Despite a society…