SMIC & Beijing Government Sign Cooperation Framework Document

Beijing — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced the signing of a cooperation framework document between its subsidiary SMIC Beijing and the Beijing municipal government, which will lead to the establishment of a joint venture to launch SMIC Beijing's Second Phase Expansion Project.…

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Plexus Announces New Manufacturing Facility

NEENAH, Wis. — Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq:PLXS) announced today that it intends to construct a 410,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Neenah, Wis. This facility will replace two existing leased facilities in Neenah and will consolidate approximately 1000 employees into the new building. The facility is expected to cost approximately $50 million, with construction expected to…

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Digi-Key Corporation & T-Global Technology Sign Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. and TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and T-Global Technology, a leading supplier of advanced thermal management solutions, today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement. T-Global…

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EDS: Let’s Talk About It

One of the more entertaining features of EDS is meeting what I call the newbie attendees on day 3 of the show. They have what in the post-Vietnam era is called the thousand-yard stare. They've had so much sensory overload at this point that they have to refer to their own business card to introduce…

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The Perils of Site Fatigue

Don't ask me to follow or Like your company on social media if it won't add value to my day. I am struggling already with site fatigue, and I can't add another unwarranted detour to my already tedious trip on the information superhighway. I'll define “site fatigue” for those who may not have heard the…

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Where Did the Money Go?

Ever since I learned about the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns in Economics 101 at Rockford College, I've been trying to understand the economy — with only occasional success. For instance, I often indulge in Robert J. Samuelson, hoping he'll write something that reminds me of the work of his father, Paul, the 1970 Nobel…

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iTV: Field of Dreams or Titanic?

With only a few exceptions (remember the Lisa?), {complink 379|Apple Inc.}'s product development strategy has been “If we build it, they will come.” The most recent example is the new iPad, which had iFans once again camping out in front of Apple retail stores. The scene has become so familiar that {complink 4750|Samsung Corp.} spoofs…

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