Microchip Technology Buys Roving Networks

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the acquisition of Roving Networks (http://www.microchip.com/get/7KXS), an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® solutions based in Los Gatos, Calif. Roving Networks is a privately held, fabless semiconductor developer of Wi-Fi certified transceivers and FCC certified Wi-Fi…

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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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