WPG to Distribute for Vitesse

SAN JOSE, Calif., and CAMARILLO, Calif. — WPG Americas Inc. and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, announced today that WPG Americas (WPGA) will be handling distribution of Vitesse’s complete line of products in the Americas effective immediately. Vitesse’s high-performance communications ICs are designed to…

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Big Promise in Little Screens

Sales of large display screens have been declining for several quarters, and major providers such as Samsung, Sony, and LG say this has hurt their most recent quarterly earnings. (See: Headache, but Also Some Relief in Q3 for Asian OEMs.) TV sales in particular have stalled as consumers pull back on their spending, and features…

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AMD Unveils Cost-Cutting Plan

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a restructuring plan and implementation of operational efficiency initiatives designed to strengthen the company's competitive positioning. AMD expects that these combined actions will create a more competitive cost structure and rebalance the company's global workforce skillsets, helping AMD to continue delivering industry-leading products while improving productivity, reducing…

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RFMW Adds ‘Buy Now’ Page

SAN JOSE, Calif. — RFMW has added a new “buy now” page with P1dB for 18GHz adapters and formable coaxial cable assemblies for use on RF & Microwave systems, modules, ground based applications and test and measurement requirements. Applications up to 18GHz include wireless and wired military COTS, industrial and commercial products. All the adapters…

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Making ‘Epeat’ a Household Name

Our friends at Epeat Inc. in Portland this week released their 2010 annual report detailing the progress the electronics industry is making to produce more environmentally responsible products. The products (including notebooks, desktops, and monitors) purchased in 2010 that met Epeat's criteria will, in the words of the report: Reduce use of primary materials by…

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HP Needs a New Board of Directors

I can't put it any more bluntly. The current board of directors at {complink 2376|Hewlett-Packard Co.} needs to be replaced. The board presided over a mess, fostered an atmosphere of executive incompetence at HP, and by its actions or omissions in leadership appointment and oversight helped drive one of the world's most innovative companies into…

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