Agilent Reports 1Q12 Figures

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today reported revenues of $1.64 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2012, 8 percent above one year ago. First-quarter GAAP net income was $230 million, or $0.65 per share. Last year’s first-quarter GAAP net income was $193 million, or $0.54 per share. Read the full…

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Kent Joins Avnet Velocity Team

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Douglas Kent has been named vice president of Avnet Velocity, reporting to chief global logistics and operations officer Gerry Fay. Kent returns to Avnet after 13 years as an international supply chain consultant, research strategist and academic. In this new role, Kent…

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Premier Farnell Expands ARM Offerings

CHICAGO — Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl) today announced immediate availability of a comprehensive range of hardware and software ARM design solutions across the Americas through its Newark element14 brand. Developers now have access to information on the ARM® architecture, ARM development tools, source code examples, RTOS, and ARM processor-based devices as well as reference designs from…

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Nokia Cuts More, But Is It Enough?

{complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} said last week it was transferring more smartphone device assembly to its Asian factories, a move that will cut 4,000 jobs at plants in Europe and Mexico. The stated reason won't surprise anyone working in the electronics sector: Get to market faster by being closer to suppliers. “Shifting device assembly to Asia…

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Counterfeiting: The Enemy Within

Reported incidents of electronic part counterfeiting climbed more than 67 percent from 2009 to 2011, a recent IHS report says. The data backs up suspicions that the problem is growing rapidly and could severely hurt high-tech manufacturers. Almost 1,400 “verified counterfeit-part incidents” were reported worldwide in 2011 alone, versus 815 in 2010 and 324 in…

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