5 Areas to Watch in Q1 Results

Want to know what's ahead for the rest of the year? Stay alert for the March quarter results. They will tell us how the various industry players performed at the beginning of the year. More significantly for a market still in turmoil, they will provide some insights into what we can expect for the second…

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Murata Opens Chinese Design Center

MANSFIELD, MA — Murata Power Solutions today announced the opening of Murata Power Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Wuhan Branch Company as an advanced design center in Wuhan, China. The new 1000 square meter site initially has a team of 12 engineering staff, with plans to more than triple the number of design engineers over the…

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So You Want to Talk to Tech Editors?

Recent Tech Savvy Marketing posts have often advocated getting connected with editors and reporters covering your market as a way of gaining awareness, credibility, and interest. This column discusses the rather simple rules for media engagement and how to become quite effective in gaining a share of editorial interest exposure and creating some publicity for…

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Samsung Spins Off Display Manufacturer

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Display Co., Ltd, a global leader in display panel technologies and products, announced today that it has been officially launched as a new corporation, spun off from Samsung Electronics. Samsung Display held its inauguration ceremony yesterday and will begin business operations in earnest after carrying out incorporation registration on April…

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Micron, Oracle Settle Suit

BOISE, Idaho — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU), announced today that it reached an agreement with Oracle America Inc. (“Oracle”) to settle a lawsuit filed by Oracle against Micron in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit alleged a conspiracy to increase DRAM prices and other violations of federal and state…

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H1-B Critics Outline Program Flaws

The US H1-B visa program, which will begin accepting applications for 2013 next week, is a hot-button issue in high-tech. Proponents of the program, which allows highly skilled foreign employees to work in the US, complements the US workforce. Opponents say the program has been exploited to bring in workers that are paid less than…

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Foxconn TV: Watch This Space

At the very least, Foxconn's recent investment in {complink 4907|Sharp Electronics Corp.} is a major step in its strategy to secure a supply of the most important component in today’s consumer electronics: the LCD panel. Some in the technology industry see the move as a strong indication that {complink 379|Apple Inc.} will bring a TV…

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Key Violations at Foxconn’s Apple Plants

The Fair Labor Association has published the results of its inquiry into working conditions at {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.}, the Taiwan-based contractor to major electronics companies, including {complink 379|Apple Inc.}, which commissioned the investigation. The inquiry “revealed serious and pressing noncompliances with FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct, as well as Chinese labor law” at some…

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Digital Power Posts Q4 Figures

FREMONT, Calif. — Digital Power Corporation (NYSE Amex: DPW) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year 2011 and for fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2011. Digital Power's revenues for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $11,231,000, an increase of 8% from revenue of $10,396,000 for the year ended…

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