Intel Sets Profit, Revenue Records

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter results, setting new records for microprocessor units shipped, EPS, earnings and revenue, which was up 28 percent year-over-year. “Intel delivered record-setting results again in Q3, surpassing $14 billion in revenue for the first time, driven largely by double-digit unit growth in notebook PCs,” said Paul Otellini,…

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Are You Ready for a ‘Second Screen’?

In sharp contrast to Sony Ericsson Mobile's decision to focus only on high-end phones comes this little tidbit from Strategy Analytics about a $38 tablet: On 5 October 2011, India's Minister of Human Resource Development announced the introduction of the Aakash, an Android tablet with a 7 inch screen, manufactured by Datawind and carrying a…

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Digi-Key Stocking ECS Crystals

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of ECS Inc.’s HC-46X and CSM-3X series to its expansive product listing. Similar to the HC-49US and the HC-49USMD, the next-level ECS-46X and CSM-3X…

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Avnet Stocking New TI Products

PHOENIX — Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the immediate in-stock availability of Texas Instruments’ recently released SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules and regulators. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas carries a broad line of TI products and when ordered by 8:00 p.m.…

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Nordic, Mouser Have Distribution Deal

OSLO, Norway –– Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces that it has made a global distribution deal with leading distributor Mouser Electronics – a subsidiary of TTI Inc., and part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser has 19 global support locations and supplies more than…

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IPhone Legacy: End of Feature Phones?

{complink 5117|Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications} is getting out of the “cheap” business. Starting next year, the company will only manufacture and sell smartphones, making it one of the first major wireless handset vendors to acknowledge what is becoming a trend in the business: Smartphones are going mainstream, and eventually only a few vendors will sell…

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Cars That Are Smarter Than Their Drivers

Increased electronics content in cars has undisputedly made cars safer, and additional technologies will only augment that trend. In fact, nearly every traffic accident caused by driver error — up to 90 percent of all crashes — could be eliminated if existing intelligent transportation technologies were implemented in our vehicles and roads, say experts at…

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The Case for a Level of Optimism

The global economy continues to founder, casting a pall on the outlook for the year ahead, but don't for a moment think that the electronics equipment market is about to enter a period of severe contraction. Demand for information technology products and especially electronics — from both consumer and corporate buyers — will continue to…

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ON Semiconductor Closing Wafer Facility

PHOENIX — ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, today announced plans to close its wafer manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan, by the end of June 2012. This closure is part of the company’s overall drive for operational efficiencies and is in line with an…

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ECIA Announces Executive Conference

ATLANTA — The 2011 Executive Conference, being held October 23-24 at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel, is an unprecedented networking and learning opportunity for the electronics industry. The schedule includes a first-class roster of speakers, roundtable dialogue and a generous amount of networking time. Attendees receive the latest information from renowned experts and gain unprecedented…

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