PMC-Sierra Sales Slip in 2013

Sunnyvale, Calif. — PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 28, 2013. Net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $126.1 million, a decrease of 2.2 percent compared to $128.9 million in the…

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PEI-Genesis Breaks Down Language Barrier

PEI-Genesis Inc.’s launch of its multilingual website is one of the ways the distributor is expanding its reach to its offshore customers.  At www.peigenesis.com, customers can now complete transactions in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese. “We have customers and partners world-wide and our enhanced website will improve our ability to expand the reach of our services and…

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Kemet Sales Flat

KEMET Corporation (the “Company”) (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today reported preliminary results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. Results included in this earnings release have been adjusted to reflect discontinued operations as the Film and Electrolytic Business group has initiated a plan to dispose of its machinery…

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Sourcing Quartz Timing Devices: Myth vs. Reality

Quartz-based timing devices are the traditional, long-established components used to provide critical clocking signals in all electronic systems. It’s a mature technology, with a track record extending back over 60 years. As such, it’s normal to assume that there will be many credible vendors, numerous sourcing options, and fairly few technical surprises. However, this is…

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Value Optimization and a Holistic Approach to Reverse Logistics

Growing your business value is about value optimization.  A foundational component of value optimization is creating and implementing solutions or systems.  In recent years companies have spent millions of dollars on investing in systems to track and report on their reverse logistics efforts and practices.  The reality is that many of these systems are inadequate…

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