HDDs Set to Rebound in Second Half

Although factories in Thailand are still cleaning up from last year's floods, production of hard disk drives is expected to return to preflood levels in the second half of this year, reports IDC. By the end of 2012, the HDD industry is expected to grow by as much as 7.7 percent, IDC forecasts. Because HDD…

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RIM Aims to Fuse iOS, Android, & BlackBerry

Bowing to market reality and emphasizing its strength in enterprise messaging, {complink 4644|Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM)} is rolling out an application that enables it to manage corporate communication across multiple platforms, including the iOS, Android, and its own BlackBerry system. In effect, RIM becomes not simply a competitor but also a supporter and enabler…

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Spansion, SK Hynix Form Alliance

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE) and SK Hynix today announced an alliance to deliver Spansion SLC NAND products at the 4x, 3x, and 2x nodes to the embedded market. The first Spansion® SLC NAND products resulting from this alliance will be available beginning in the second quarter of 2012. As part of the…

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Plexus Will Build Facility in Romania

NEENAH, Wis. — Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq:PLXS) today announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Oradea, Romania. The facility, which will be located in the Eurobusiness Industrial Park, will replace Plexus' existing leased facility in Oradea. The new facility will have 280,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, with adjacent land available for…

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Avnet Closes Nexicore Asset Purchase

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Hartford Computer Group, Inc. and its subsidiary Nexicore Services LLC (“Nexicore”) through a Section 363 sale process in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago. Nexicore, which generated revenue of approximately US$85 million in the…

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5 Tips on Pinterest for Electronics Firms

When you post a comment on the Ranch Restaurant Facebook page, owner Andrew Edwards responds quickly. He owns not only the restaurant (and the saloon next door), but also Extron Electronics, which manufactures computer-video interfaces, switchers, configurable control systems, and more. The three companies have similar addresses in the same multistory building in Anaheim, Calif.…

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Arrow, Ocular Have Distribution Deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced an agreement with Ocular LCD, Inc. to serve as a distributor of Ocular’s projected capacitive touch panel products in North America. Arrow customers will have access to Ocular’s Crystal Touch line of touch panels, which incorporates Atmel® maXTouch® technology, creating a high-performance, smart interface that offers…

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Arrow Buys Altimate Group

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the ALTIMATE Group (“ALTIMATE”), a subsidiary of DCC plc. ALTIMATE is a European value-added distributor of enterprise and midrange computing products, services, and solutions. ALTIMATE offers a comprehensive portfolio of hardware, storage, data management, security, and…

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