Asia Buyers Seek Sourcing Security

Although all electronics distributors have systems that track the buying patterns of their customers, catalogue distributors up the ante when it comes to purchasing analytics. Catalogues, which specialize in low-volume engineering orders, often are a launching pad for component makers' new products. Suppliers want to know which parts are taking off, who is buying them,…

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Electronics Market Goes Into Overdrive

Imagine smart cities with smart infrastructures laying the foundation for a virtual world — where people interact with each other in virtual avatars, smart clouds, and connected homes, with wireless and artificial intelligence present in every aspect of electronics. It sounds futuristic, but in reality, all mega trends are pointing in that direction. {complink 9171|Frost…

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Linear Technology Releases Quarterly Data

MILPITAS, Calif. — Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC), a leading, independent manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits, today reported financial results for the quarter ended April 1, 2012. Quarterly revenues of $312.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 increased $18.0 million or 6.1% over the previous quarter's revenue of $294.3 million and…

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Amphenol Posts Q1 Data

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Amphenol Corporation (NYSE-APH) reported today first quarter 2012 diluted earnings per share of $.77 compared to $.72 per share for the comparable 2011 period. Sales for the first quarter 2012 were $982 million compared to $941 million for the 2011 period. Currency translation had the effect of decreasing sales by approximately $4…

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3 Lessons From the Apple-Foxconn Debacle

Every day, there seems to be another {complink 379|Apple Inc.}/{complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} headline. The biggest “ouch” story I've read referred to the situation as “Apple’s ‘Nike moment’.” But with every supplier public relations disaster, there's a positive side for the supply chain folks because the renewed spotlight ensures that suppliers reflect the OEMs' business…

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Intel Reports Q1 Figures

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today reported quarterly revenue of $12.9 billion, operating income of $3.8 billion, net income of $2.7 billion and EPS of $0.53. The company generated approximately $3.0 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.0 billion and used $1.5 billion to repurchase stock. Read the full press release. {complink…

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IBM Posts Q1 Numbers

ARMONK, N.Y., — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced first-quarter 2012 diluted earnings of $2.61 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.31 per share in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 13 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $2.78 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.41 per share in the first…

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Nokia Needs Some Good News

Will the sun shine brightly in Espoo, Finland, again? Ordinary, folks at the headquarters of {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} must be wondering why the news about their once brightly-shining corporate neighbor seems to be all doom and gloom these days, following reports yesterday that Moody's Investor Service downgraded a portion of the company's bond to near-junk…

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OLED Volumes Up, but So Are Prices

The production of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays has finally reached volumes where it is driving growth of the small to mid-sized screen market, according to IHS iSuppli. Small to mid-sized displays (SMD) are those with a diagonal measurement of 10 inches or less. As demand and prices of LCDs have dropped, display makers are…

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Belden Launches Blog on Its Website

ST. LOUIS — Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced it launched a blog on Belden.com in an effort to provide thoughtful, valuable and timely content to its customers and other stakeholders. The blog, located at www.belden.com/blog, will initially focus on three subject areas that are…

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