Corporate Taxes: No Safe Haven

The US has been trying to get multinationals based in the US to pay taxes on revenue generated outside of the country for years. Now Europe is going after multinationals, as well. The New York Times reports today that several European nations, particularly France and the UK, are pushing to collect taxes from US companies…

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2012 Semi Sales Headed for Decline

Employing the September actual global semi sales of $27.8 billion reported, the updated monthly forecast expectation for 2012 total global semi sales is expected to be $291.76 billion as calculated by the Cowan LRA forecasting model. This latest derived update to the 2012 sales forecast estimate corresponds to a year-over-year sales growth expectation of minus…

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Avnet Expert to Present at CSCO Summit

PHOENIX — No supply chain is invulnerable to disruption, but there are technologies and solutions available to help companies gain the visibility necessary to more proactively manage their supply chain risk and at the same time provide a superior customer service experience. Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations Lalit Wadhwa will explain…

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Nokia Tumbles in Smartphone Ranking

We know it's been coming for some time, but there is always something sad about seeing once-mighty companies slip down the popularity list. That happened recently with {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.}. Gartner Inc. reported this month that Nokia slipped from No. 3 in smartphone sales in the second quarter to No. 7 in the third. Interestingly,…

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Mouser Stocks Murata 3D MEMS Sensors

MANSFIELD, TX — Mouser Electronics, Inc. is stocking robust, silicon capacitive 3D MEMS technology sensors from Murata Electronics Oy, formerly VTI Technologies, consisting of accelerometers, gyroscopes, and inclinometers. Murata recently acquired VTI Technologies, a pioneer in 3D MEMS technology, and renamed it Murata Electronics Oy to make it an integral part of Murata. Murata is…

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Is China’s Low-Wage Edge Waning?

China's cost advantages in manufacturing and exports seem to be rapidly waning, according to numerous reports. There's a segment of the electronics market, however, that never really believed China was a bargain to begin with. Key players in the electronics supply chain are among them. From a strict labor standpoint, China's wages are clearly lower…

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