STMicroelectronics Announces Sale of the ST-Ericsson Connectivity Business

ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), today announced the signature of a definitive agreement to sell the assets and intellectual property rights (IPR) associated with its mobile connectivity Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) business to a leading semiconductor company. The sale of these assets represents another step in the…

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Sanmina’s Guadalajara, Mexico Operations Honored With Two CSR Awards

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 its Guadalajara, Mexico operations are the recipient of two of the country’s most prestigious corporate social responsibility (CSR) awards. These awards include the Empresa Incluyente Gilberto Rincon Gallardo…

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Avnet Inks Deal With Macronix

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company, a leading global technology distributor, has been selected as a pan-European distributor for Macronix International Co., Ltd., a leading provider of non-volatile memory semiconductor solutions. The new agreement enables Avnet Memec to bring leading NOR, NAND and ROM technology to…

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European Recession Grips Electronics Firms

As Europe’s recession drifts into its record sixth consecutive quarter, the electronics industry must continue to negotiate a bumpy economic road. The euro zone economy contracted during the first quarter of the year, making the slump the region’s longest in the postwar era and longer than the 2008 downturn that dragged down much of the…

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30,000 Drones May Watch Americans by 2020

Unmanned air vehicles overseas enable 24/7 ground surveillance and air-to-ground combat. Now drones are coming to your neighborhood. As a warfare technology, UAVs have been copied by the Chinese and other governments. Domestically, an increasing number of drones are patrolling the skies over the US. This has led to an all-out design and manufacturing push.…

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Backlogs May Be the New Normal

Supply chain managers buying parts for mobile phones may want to brace for a bumpy ride. Recent news coming from Asia indicates shortages for several important components could trigger supply chain disruptions, hike prices, and make backlogs a new norm for a while. Industry sources cited by DigiTimes reported that several key smartphone components, including…

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12 Disruptive Technologies

Twelve fast-developing technology trends will heavily impact businesses and society over the next 10 to 15 years, generating huge sales and profits amounting to trillions of dollars for some organizations but proving highly disruptive to those unable to tap into these opportunities, according to consulting and research firm McKinsey & Co. In a major study,…

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Mouser and Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) today announced a new global agreement with Mouser Electronics, Inc. to distribute high performance heat sinks and cooling solutions. The agreement with ATS means Mouser Electronics customers will have access to a wide range of high performance heat sinks available in thousands of shapes and sizes. ATS heat sinks are…

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