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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ChipMOS Posts Q4 Figures

HSINCHU, Taiwan — ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (“ChipMOS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMOS) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011 and full year 2011. All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$30.27 against US$1.00 as of December 30, 2011. Net revenue…

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Reducing Risk Through Supplier Quality Audits

For companies with products that are not entirely vertically integrated, there are necessary dependencies with outside companies that, if not managed properly, can create added risks. These risks derive from outside supplier processes, procedures, people, and performances that are not 100 percent visible because many suppliers are remotely located, speak languages other than the company’s…

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RFMW, MAJR Products Sign Distribution Pact

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SAEGERTOWN, Pa. — RFMW, Ltd and MAJR Products today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective November 1, 2011. MAJR Products is a leading supplier of high performance EMI/RFI shielding products. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as…

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Dongbu HiTek Hires Samsung Exec as CEO

SEOUL, South Korea — In a move to step up its global growth momentum as a specialized semiconductor foundry, Dongbu HiTek today announced it has recruited two highly experienced executives to fill key management positions. Dr. Chang-Sik Choi, former EVP of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has been named President/CEO, and Mr. Chan-Hee Lee, former EVP…

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Avnet to Hold Solid State Drive Summit

PHOENIX — The worldwide solid state drive (SSD) market is experiencing unprecedented growth. Avnet Embedded, the largest distributor of SSDs and a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has teamed up with 13 leading suppliers to offer a free, two-day virtual summit covering the rugged, durable, energy…

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