ECIA Unveils Mobile ‘Authorized-Only’ Site

ATLANTA — The industry-owned electronic components inventory search site www.ECIAauthorized.com has recently released a mobile version that makes the site accessible from mobile platforms. Operated by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA ), the site boasts well over 100,000 visits per month and continues to land in the top segment of Google searches for authorized…

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Fairchild Semiconductor Posts Q1 Data

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), the leading global supplier of power semiconductors, today announced results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2012. Fairchild reported first quarter sales of $352.2 million, up 4 percent from the prior quarter and 15 percent lower than the first quarter of 2011. There were 14 weeks…

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Microchip Technology Buys Roving Networks

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the acquisition of Roving Networks (http://www.microchip.com/get/7KXS), an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® solutions based in Los Gatos, Calif. Roving Networks is a privately held, fabless semiconductor developer of Wi-Fi certified transceivers and FCC certified Wi-Fi…

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Asia Buyers Seek Sourcing Security

Although all electronics distributors have systems that track the buying patterns of their customers, catalogue distributors up the ante when it comes to purchasing analytics. Catalogues, which specialize in low-volume engineering orders, often are a launching pad for component makers' new products. Suppliers want to know which parts are taking off, who is buying them,…

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Electronics Market Goes Into Overdrive

Imagine smart cities with smart infrastructures laying the foundation for a virtual world — where people interact with each other in virtual avatars, smart clouds, and connected homes, with wireless and artificial intelligence present in every aspect of electronics. It sounds futuristic, but in reality, all mega trends are pointing in that direction. {complink 9171|Frost…

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Linear Technology Releases Quarterly Data

MILPITAS, Calif. — Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC), a leading, independent manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits, today reported financial results for the quarter ended April 1, 2012. Quarterly revenues of $312.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 increased $18.0 million or 6.1% over the previous quarter's revenue of $294.3 million and…

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