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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TTI Buying Sager Electronics

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc., a indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Sager Electronics, a privately held electronic component distributor headquartered in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Upon completion of the acquisition, Sager Electronics will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of TTI, Inc.…

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FAA to Review Use of Electronics

I have never been thrown off a plane for refusing to shut off my cellphone or laptop during takeoff or landing. But anyone who has will be happy to know the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to review the use of e-readers and tablets on airplanes. Of course, there is a catch: The review requires…

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UPS Agrees to Buy TNT Express

ATLANTA — United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) and TNT Express N.V. (“TNT Express”) have reached agreement on a recommended all-cash offer of EUR 9.50 per ordinary share for TNT Express, representing a premium of 53.7% to the unaffected share price of TNT Express of EUR 6.18 on February 16, 2012, the day before TNT Express…

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Apple to US: Your Tax Law Sucks

The US government has boxed itself into a corner over billions of dollars held in foreign accounts by {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and other American technology companies, which are refusing to repatriate their funds due to tax concerns. Apple executives said in a conference call today that $64 billion of the company's nearly $100 billion cash…

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Apple to Discuss $100B Cash Hoard

Has {complink 379|Apple Inc.} finally reached a decision about what it should do with the enormous cash the company has built up over the last five years? CEO Tim Cook has scheduled a conference call for Monday morning during which he will announce the “outcome of the Company's discussions concerning its cash balance,” according to…

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Global Positioning: Expanding Into India

As a market, India is considered the next China. The opportunity there for consumer electronics alone is estimated at $20 billion. But when it comes to getting products into the hands of consumers, India carries many of the same logistical challenges as China: a huge area, a widely dispersed consumer base, and the supply/demand swings…

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Mouser Launches Medical Applications Site

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the launch of its new Medical Applications Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training site, focused on providing the most current insight into personal fitness, wellness and medical applications available. As one of the…

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