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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Infineon Accelerates Changes Under Incoming CEO

Reinhard Ploss must wait several months to formally assume the title of CEO at German semiconductor vendor {complink 2565|Infineon Technologies AG} but the incoming boss is already racing to put his stamp on the company, starting with key appointments in operations, supply chain, and purchasing, and at one of its key business divisions. The company,…

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Putting the Volume-Price Myth to Rest

Out of capacity, lead times at 44 weeks, and price increases: Sounds familiar? Since my blog on volume vs. price last month, there’s been a continuing discussion of what sets the pricing of electronic components, starting with the question: “If not volume, then what?” I will share here some thoughts on component pricing, starting with…

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US Factory Orders Fall, Igniting More Worries

New US factory orders fell in April, according to the latest data from the US Commerce Department, with demand for computers and electronic products dropping almost one percentage point on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month. A close look at the numbers indicate total year-over-year comparisons remain positive for all manufacturing sectors, including…

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Altera Names Scott Bibaud Senior VP & GM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced that Scott Bibaud, an 18-year veteran of the communications industry, has joined the company as senior vice president and general manager, communications and broadcast division. In this leadership role, Bibaud has oversight of systems solution development and marketing for the communications and broadcast industries worldwide.…

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