Sharp, Sony Are in the Red

{complink 4907|Sharp Electronics Corp.} and {complink 5114|Sony Corp.} posted losses for the second quarter of 2012. This contrasts with their Japanese compatriots, Panasonic and Toshiba, which reported profits for the quarter. (See: Panasonic, Toshiba Profitable; Demand Remains Weak.) Sharp reported a net loss of 138.4 billion yen ($1.76 billion) on sales of 458.6 billion yen.…

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Component Prices Set to Decline

It's a good time for bargain hunting in the electronic component industry, but will anybody bite? IHS iSuppli reported today that a number of components are set for higher-than-seasonal price declines in third and fourth quarters of this year. The market research firm specifically cited oscillators. Voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) prices are set to decline…

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Global Supply Chain: Still a Work in Progress

If manufacturing had remained in one place, the supply chain would look very different today. But globalization has changed the very nature of the industry. Supply chain partners source, build, and deliver all over the world. Whether it means maintaining facilities in strategic locations or establishing partnerships that span the globe, the supply chain now…

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This Month on Velocity: Green Compliance

Velocity, the supply-chain-focused section of EBN sponsored by {complink 577|Avnet Inc.}, is a mere three weeks old, but it is already drawing kudos from observers for helping to direct attention to critical issues affecting all companies involved in the design, manufacture, sales, and support of electronic equipment. In July, writers and contributors to Velocity explored…

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Littelfuse Reports Q2 Results

CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) today reported sales and earnings for the second quarter of 2012. Sales for the second quarter of 2012 increased 10% sequentially to $175.9 million consistent with second quarter guidance and within $1 million of last year’s record second quarter despite over $4 million of unfavorable currency effects related primarily to…

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Apple Gets a Break From Punishment

We are all too familiar with the endless patent disputes between {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and {complink 4750|Samsung Corp.} However, a July 9 decision by a British court that Samsung's Galaxy tablets don't infringe on Apple's registered designs has gone a little too far in treating the giant manufacturer as if it were a naughty kid.…

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Mouser Stocks Amphenol Rugged Connectors

MANSFIELD, TX – Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the availability of rugged, IP67 rated RF connectors from Amphenol RF. TNC and N type connectors are available in both straight and right angle models, and accommodate LMR 200 (N type) and…

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