Micron CEO Appleton Dies

BOISE, Idaho — We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Appleton, Micron (Nasdaq:MU) Chairman and CEO, passed away this morning in a small plane accident in Boise. He was 51. Our hearts go out to his wife, Dalynn, his children and his family during this tragic time. Steve's passion and energy left an indelible…

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Rambus Buys Unity Semiconductor

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies, today announced it has acquired privately-held Unity Semiconductor, an innovative memory technology company for an aggregate of $35 million in cash. As part of this acquisition, the Unity team members have joined Rambus to continue developing innovations and solutions for next-generation…

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Kemet Issues 3Q12 Figures

GREENVILLE, S.C. — KEMET Corporation (“KEMET” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KEM) today reported preliminary results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011. Net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 were $218.8 million which is a 17.3% decrease over the same quarter last fiscal year. Net sales for the nine months ended…

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Are We Generations Apart?

An article I read recently about the differences in how members of the Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Gen Y generations approach life and work got me thinking about how those difference may affect the way we promote and sell our services and products. As a quick reminder, boomers are those born during the post-World…

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Arrow, Triune Sign Distribution Pact

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Triune Systems, an innovator in analog and mixed-signal technologies offering unique circuit solutions for ultra-low power energy-harvesting, wireless battery-charging and solar power management. Under the agreement, Arrow will provide product distribution for Triune Systems and design-support services…

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Benchmark Posts Q4 Numbers

ANGLETON, Texas — Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, announced sales of $559 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, compared to $627 million for the same quarter in the prior year. The Company reported fourth quarter net income of $3 million, or $0.05 per diluted share. In the…

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America II Gets C-TPAT Certification

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, has earned C-TPAT certification, which will allow the company to better secure its supply chain while moving products into the United States in a more efficient matter. The C-TPAT (Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) program…

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