IDT Reports Q1 FY 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended July 1, 2012. “Strong sequential revenue growth, combined with better than expected gross margins, drove improved top and bottom line results for the fiscal first quarter,” said Dr.…

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Q2 Results Released for PMC

SUNNYVALE, Calif.– PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today reported results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2012. Net revenues in the second quarter of 2012 were $137.8 million, an increase of 4% as compared to net revenues of $132.1 million in the first quarter of 2012…

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Be Different: Hire an Industrial Designer

Good grief! Every time I tune into CNET, there is another version of a mobile phone being introduced. I could list multiple manufacturers cranking out newer versions of their products before the batteries on a previous version need their first recharge. All these rapid release versions are generating an aversion to the high-tech market in…

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CA Opens Consumer Product Draft for Comment

Late last week, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) issued a formal draft (PDF) of its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulation for comment. (See: Tracking Calif. Consumer Products Proposal.) The department will accept comments for 45 days. Similar in concept to the EU's REACH, the SCP regulation would require product manufacturers, importers, and…

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TI to Beef Up Cash With $1B Offering

{complink 5703|Texas Instruments Inc.} wants to add $1 billion to its war chest via a debt offering, and it may use some of the funds to strengthen itself for future acquisitions. The company said in a press release that it wants to use the net proceeds “for general corporate purposes which, among other things, could…

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Arrow Electronics Reports Q2 Results

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported second-quarter 2012 net income of $114.4 million, or $1.02 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $156.2 million, or $1.33 per share on a diluted basis in 2011. Excluding certain items in both 2012 and 2011 as described in the non-GAAP earnings…

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The Multiple Levers of Reverse Logistics

Since its inception, the supply chain has flowed in one direction: downstream toward the end-customer/OEM. As the electronics industry matured, a number of dynamics changed the flow of product: Returns move back up the channel; outsourcing has added new efficiencies (or bottlenecks) and excess inventory; and most recently, there are global demands that electronics manufacturers…

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Smartphones Drive Record Handset Shipment

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — The worldwide mobile phone market grew 1% year over year in the second quarter of 2012 (2Q12), as Samsung and Apple shipped almost half of the world's smartphones. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 406.0 million units in 2Q12 compared to 401.8 million units…

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