Broadcom Posts Q4 Numbers

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Read the full press release. {complink 831|Broadcom Corp.}

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Farnell Joins TRACE International

LEEDS, England — Farnell, the leading multichannel electronics distributor, has today announced it has been granted a certificate of membership signifying the company’s commitment to transparency in international commercial transactions by TRACE International Inc. (TRACE). TRACE is a non-profit membership association that pools resources to provide practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies.…

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Mouser, MPS Have Distribution Deal

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced its global distribution agreement with Monolithic Power Systems (MPS), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. The new distribution agreement between Mouser and MPS expands Mouser’s line card of…

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Flextronics Makes Top Foreign Companies List

SINGAPORE — Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that it was recently rated by the China CSR Research Center as one of the Top-100 Foreign Companies in China. The rating was specifically created to honor and recognize Fortune 500 Companies who have positively contributed to China's economic as well as corporate social and environmental responsibility development.…

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Arrow Sets Profit Mark

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $174.1 million ($1.55 and $1.53 per share on a basic and diluted basis, respectively) on sales of $5.44 billion, compared with net income of $157.9 million ($1.37 and $1.34 per share on a basic and diluted basis, respectively) on sales of…

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Apple & Foxconn: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

For the sake of argument, let's say {complink 379|Apple Inc.}, after suffering criticism for the actions of one of its business partners, threw down the gauntlet and told {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} it had to change its labor practices. Let's say Foxconn countered with “Or what?” If you think the immediate consequence would be Apple…

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