This Time, Inventory Buildup Is a Positive

Six months ago, the electronics industry viewed a buildup in semiconductor inventory with concern. This week, an increase in semiconductor stockpiles is a welcome relief. The difference, analysts say, is the reason for the buildup: IHS iSuppli reports that chip stocks are being increased in anticipation of demand. Sharon Stiefel, a semiconductor inventory analyst at…

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Toshiba Aims for $22B in Sales of Green Products

{complink 5648|Toshiba Corp.} has detailed a plan that would result in sharply higher revenue from the sale of products that are deemed more environmentally friendly and says it will increase the use of energy-efficient products in all its facilities. The Tokyo-based company said in a statement announcing its fifth environmental action plan that it will…

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RFMW Supports Florida RF Assemblies

SAN JOSE, Calif. — RFMW , Ltd. announces immediate delivery of selected high performance cable assemblies from Florida RF Labs, Inc. Lab-Flex 200 is ideal for low loss replacement of solid dielectric .195 diameter cable. A tape-wrapped dielectric provides an 80% velocity of propagation while maintaining insertion loss 40% lower than solid dielectrics of the…

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Belden Agrees to Acquire Miranda Technologies

ST. LOUIS — Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement (“Support Agreement”) to make an all-cash offer to acquire Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) for C$17.00 per share (“Offer”). Read the full press release. {complink 9647|Belden Inc.} {complink 3457|Miranda…

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China Makes Headway in LCDs

As Japanese and South Korean display manufacturers consolidate operations to increase profitability, Chinese display makers are expanding their reach into the large-sized LCD market. In the first quarter of 2012, IHS reports, Beijing Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd. (BOE) of China achieved shipment growth of 18.6 percent in panels sized 32-inches or larger, the best performance…

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Who’s Beating Apple? Netflix

It's only a $454 million market and represents but a small fraction of the sales {complink 379|Apple Inc.} generates in its hardware operation. But {complink 10269|Netflix Inc.} has won huge bragging rights in the online movie business by rapidly overtaking its much bigger rival to become the No. 1 player in the segment, according to…

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Glass Enables Flexible Displays

Corning Inc. is advancing the vision of flexible displays with the launch of Corning Willow Glass, an ultra-thin flexible glass. When used in conjunction with organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, a process by which displays are built by spraying substrates on to glass, Willow Glass allows displays to be wrapped around a device or structure.…

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