Close the CIO-CMO Gap

Like at a high school dance, it used to be that the marketing department sat in one corner, while the IT department sat in the other corner of the room by all the computers. We only had a cursory idea of what the other department did, and the only time we interacted was when someone’s…

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AMD Has Deal to Buy SeaMicro

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SeaMicro, a pioneer in energy-efficient, high-bandwidth microservers, for approximately $334 million, of which approximately $281 million will be paid in cash. Through the acquisition of SeaMicro, AMD will be accelerating its strategy to deliver disruptive server technology to its…

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Sanmina-SCI, GigOptix Expand Alliance

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and valuable optical, electronic and mechanical products, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with GigOptix (OTCQX:GGOX), a leading supplier of high performance electro-optic components enabling high speed, end-to-end information streaming. Sanmina-SCI has designed…

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Murata Closes Renesas Line Purchase

KYOTO, Japan — Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6981) (ISIN:JP3914400001) announced it has completed the acquisition of the high-power amplifier (PA) business of Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”) and the Nagano Device Division of Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas, located in Komoro, Nagano Prefecture; “Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor Nagano”) on March…

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Doing Great PR on a Shoestring Budget

There are some activities that shouldn’t ever be attempted unless they’re adequately funded. Advertising is a good example. Unless a campaign can be adequately sustained, putting a few ads online or in print probably isn’t going to buy you much. One email barrage probably won’t either. Rule No. 22 in marketing gurus Al Reis and…

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PMC-Sierra Buys Maxim Expander Line

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — PMC-Sierra, Inc., (Nasdaq:PMCS) or PMC, the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks today announced the Company has acquired Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.’s (Nasdaq:MXIM) 12Gb/s SAS expander technology. PMC expects the acquisition will strengthen its SAS design footprint with leading server OEMs. Combined with PMC’s 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) products, Maxim’s…

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DDi, Flextronics Win IPC Awards

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed its highest corporate honors to DDi Corp. and Flextronics. During luncheons held in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO®, IPC awarded the IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award to DDi Corp. and the IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award to Flextronics. For many years, both DDi…

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Alliance Memory Gets ISO Recertification

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Legacy SRAM and DRAM manufacturer Alliance Memory today announced achievement of ISO 9001:2008 recertification status for its facilities in California. The company’s facilities have been ISO 9001 certified since 2009. ISO 9001:2008 (the most recent version of the certification standard) is internationally recognized for promoting a process approach to improving the…

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