Cypress Semiconductor Q3 Sales Slide

Cypress Semiconductor Corp.  announced its third-quarter 2013 results, which included the remarks below from its president and CEO, T.J. Rodgers. “Our third quarter revenue declined 2% sequentially and was slightly higher than our recently revised guidance. We were disappointed to lower our guidance for the third quarter, but we experienced unforecasted weakness in the mobile…

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Amphenol Q3 Sales Up 5 Percent

The proliferation of electronics in all types of devices has spurred Amphenol Corp. to a quarterly sales record, the company reported this week. Sales for the third quarter 2013 reached $1.153 billion, compared with $1.103 billion for the 2012 period.  “The electronics revolution continues to accelerate, with new applications and higher performance requirements driving increased demand…

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TSMC Expects Q4 Hit from Weak Smartphone Sales

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of wafers for chip vendors, is warning that its fourth quarter sales will be negatively impacted by a softening in demand for “certain high-end” smartphones. The foundry giant did not provide details about the devices or the manufacturers. In a statement reporting its third quarter…

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Amphenol Aero Partners on Design Tool

Thomas Enterprise Solutions today announced a new partnership with Amphenol Aerospace to help the company improve efficiencies and grow sales both through distributor and direct sales channels. Amphenol Aerospace is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of interconnect products for the military, commercial aerospace and industrial markets. Engineers around the globe rely on the company’s…

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Never-Ending Conflict (Minerals)?

The conflict minerals regulation being implemented by the US Securities and Exchange Commission as part of the Dodd-Frank Act could be just the beginning. Amid reports of minerals coming from conflict in geographic regions other than the Democratic Republic of Congo, some governments — most notably the European Union — are talking about regulating on…

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Intersil Names Wendelken Head of Global Sales

Intersil Corporation (ISIL), has announced the appointment of Roger Wendelken as senior vice president of worldwide sales effective immediately. Mr. Wendelken brings valuable experience managing global sales organizations, increasing market share in key accounts and developing and growing distribution channels. “Intersil has a strong technical heritage and a growing portfolio of differentiated products,” said Necip…

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