SMIC Reports Q4 Figures

SHANGHAI, China — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2011. Read the full press release. {complink 12815|Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC)}

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Sales Chief Leaves AMD

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the departure of Emilio Ghilardi as senior vice president and chief sales officer, effective immediately. Rory Read, AMD president and chief executive officer, will serve as interim chief sales officer while the company actively seeks a replacement. “I'd like to thank Emilio for his contributions to the…

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Mouser, Amphenol Sign Distribution Deal

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a new partnership with Amphenol TCS, a leader in high-speed, high-density connection systems. Amphenol TCS designs integrated interconnect solutions for applications in the networking, communications, storage, and computer server markets. This new…

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UMC Posts Q4 Figures

TAIPEI — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC” or “The Company”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced its unconsolidated operating results for the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue was NT$24.43 billion, a 3% quarter-over-quarter decrease from NT$25.19 billion in 3Q11, and a 22% year-over-year decrease from NT$31.32 billion in 4Q10. Gross margin…

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Apple, Facebook Panned in Greenpeace Report

It's great that {complink 379|Apple Inc.} has been exemplary at satisfying its most important constituents — shareholders and customers — because, right now, the company doesn't seem to be in the good books of some other industry observers, this time labor activists and environmentalists. Greenpeace today joined the list of institutions, agencies, and individuals that…

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Counterfeit Part Issues for Military Programs

There has been much discussion in recent years about the ever-increasing problem of counterfeit material in the semiconductor supply chain. This is especially acute in the military and aerospace community, where the need for discontinued and obsolete device parts forces contractors to search the globe for them, often resulting in limited choices and leading to…

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How Distributors Translate Designs Into Dollars

As the electronics distribution industry continues to expand its design offerings, a top-line dilemma also expands. In a sales-driven organization, how do distributors “monetize” engineering services? There's no question that customers are turning to the channel for design help. Newark/element14 has developed a site where designers can find components, CAD/CAM software, reference designs, and prototyping…

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Digi-Key, Marktech Have Distribution Pact

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and LATHAM, N.Y. — 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 Marktech Optoelectronics today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement. Marktech Optoelectronics is an industry leader in LED technology, products and…

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