SMIC Reports Q4 Figures

SHANGHAI, China — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2011. Read the full press release. {complink 12815|Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC)}

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Sales Chief Leaves AMD

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the departure of Emilio Ghilardi as senior vice president and chief sales officer, effective immediately. Rory Read, AMD president and chief executive officer, will serve as interim chief sales officer while the company actively seeks a replacement. “I'd like to thank Emilio for his contributions to the…

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Mouser, Amphenol Sign Distribution Deal

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a new partnership with Amphenol TCS, a leader in high-speed, high-density connection systems. Amphenol TCS designs integrated interconnect solutions for applications in the networking, communications, storage, and computer server markets. This new…

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UMC Posts Q4 Figures

TAIPEI — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC” or “The Company”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced its unconsolidated operating results for the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue was NT$24.43 billion, a 3% quarter-over-quarter decrease from NT$25.19 billion in 3Q11, and a 22% year-over-year decrease from NT$31.32 billion in 4Q10. Gross margin…

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Apple, Facebook Panned in Greenpeace Report

It's great that {complink 379|Apple Inc.} has been exemplary at satisfying its most important constituents — shareholders and customers — because, right now, the company doesn't seem to be in the good books of some other industry observers, this time labor activists and environmentalists. Greenpeace today joined the list of institutions, agencies, and individuals that…

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Counterfeit Part Issues for Military Programs

There has been much discussion in recent years about the ever-increasing problem of counterfeit material in the semiconductor supply chain. This is especially acute in the military and aerospace community, where the need for discontinued and obsolete device parts forces contractors to search the globe for them, often resulting in limited choices and leading to…

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