Amphenol Publishes Q4 Results

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Amphenol Corporation (NYSE-APH) reported today fourth quarter 2011 diluted earnings per share of $.69 compared to $.74 per share for the comparable 2010 period. Such per share amount for the 2011 period included one-time charges of $9 million ($5 million after tax), or a $.03 per share charge relating to the previously…

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FCI Expands Design Support Site

ETTERS, Pa. — FCI, a leading developer of connectors and interconnect systems, has announced that its website, www.fciconnect.com, now provides 3D downloadable models and a 3D viewer to reduce engineers’ design time and improve the quality of technical information available to the engineering community. “FCI’s goal is to provide visitors with any technical information they…

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Digi-Key, Vicor Have Distribution Deal

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — 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 Vicor Corporation today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement. Vicor Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of high efficiency, high density power distribution architectures…

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Vishay Purchases HiRel Systems

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, (NYSE: VSH), one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the acquisition of HiRel Systems LLC, a leading supplier of high reliability transformers, inductors, coils, and power conversion products. The purchase price was approximately $85 million, including repayment of HiRel debt, and subject…

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Arrow Buying TechTurn

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that it has agreed to acquire TechTurn, Ltd. (“TechTurn”), a leading provider of electronics asset disposition (EAD) services that specializes in the processing and sale of technology devices that are returned or recycled from businesses and consumers. TechTurn offers a comprehensive portfolio of services, including asset…

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Fabs at Risk From Ring of Fire

It's called the Ring of Fire — an area (actually with more of a horseshoe shape) of high seismic activity that extends from southeast of Australia north along the Pacific coast of Asia, crosses south of Alaska, and then continues south along the coast of North, Central, and South America. According to Wikipedia, 90 percent…

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Who’s on Apple’s Supplier List?

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} is changing, perhaps faster than its late CEO and cofounder Steve Jobs might have permitted. Last week, for the first time in its history, the company released a list of companies that receive “97 percent of Apple's procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly of Apple's products worldwide.” That's not all. It…

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CES 2012: Mainly Evolutionary

Generally, I would say most of the announcements at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) improved on technologies already available. I didn't see anything totally revolutionary. There were two announcements at keynote speeches that I found quite intriguing. During the opening keynote speech on Jan. 10, Dr. Paul Jacobs of {complink 4505|Qualcomm Inc.} invited Liu…

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