Slow Motion Recovery Follows Thai Floods

As we mark the one-year point after the terrible Japanese earthquake and tsunami, we also find ourselves approaching the six-month mark after Thailand's devastating flooding. Both events dramatically affected lives and businesses in Asia last year. The human toll of these tragedies will never be forgotten, but the economic and business effects tend to ebb…

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Arrow, ILS Have Distribution Deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has signed a distribution agreement with ILS Technology, a leading provider of ready-to-use cloud platforms to connect enterprise IT systems to remote devices and machines on which businesses depend. Under the agreement, Arrow customers in the Americas will now have access to the ILS Technology deviceWISE M2M Application…

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Post-Quake Japan Should Aim Beyond Chips

About a year ago, EBN and others were reporting about the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The area around the Fukushima nuclear plant remains a wasteland, but the semiconductor industry didn't suffer as badly as expected from the quake. According to IHS iSuppli, Japan's leadership in the semiconductor industry was already under siege years…

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ISSI Licenses IBM Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISSI), said today it has signed a technology licensing agreement with IBM around static random access memory (SRAM) technology. ISSI has been a high-volume supplier of SRAM products for over twenty years and offers a complete line of asynchronous and synchronous SRAM products with densities from 64Kb…

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Freescale, FAW Form Auto Partnership

SHANGHAI — Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today announced a partnership with First Automobile Works (FAW), one of the leading automotive OEMs in China, and the establishment of a FAW-Freescale joint automotive lab. The joint lab will be established in the Technology Center of FAW and will be a shared research and development lab focusing on…

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India’s Promises & Drawbacks

Is India fulfilling its potential in the high-tech industry? That's a question government officials, businesses, and academics inside and outside the country are pondering as the nation comes to a crossroads. It must decide whether to keep focusing on software and services or examine opportunities in hardware manufacturing. Such a review has become even more…

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IPC Updates Industry Handbook

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — For many designers and manufacturing personnel in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, IPC-AJ-820, Assembly and Joining Handbook, is the document of choice for all aspects involved in creating a PCB. With input from leading OEMs and research facilities, the recently released “A” revision of this industry handbook contains updated information on proven…

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Xilinx Expands Hyderabad Site

HYDERABAD, India — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today underscored its commitment to the emerging, high-growth market and its growing employee base in India with the inauguration of a new, expanded Xilinx India site in Hi-Tech city. The 131,000 square-foot office building is more than double the size of the previous site to accommodate engineering labs…

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The Post Mortem That Heals

The post mortem, though not a very pleasant topic for a Best-Practices discussion, is a meeting or series of meetings intended to critically analyze problems, challenges, and successes experienced during a development cycle. The mistakes made and the lessons learned can serve to create more fool-proof guidelines for subsequent projects. During a product's development, there…

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