Methode Posts Q2 Data

CHICAGO — Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2012 second quarter ended October 29, 2011. Read the full press release. {complink 3389|Methode Electronics inc.}

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Technology Transfer Conundrum

Whether you are based in the West, the East, or a developing nation outside these two groups, the subject of China and its relationship with trading partners will dominate discussions and policy decisions for the next several years and, I dare say, decades. Further, whether you run a mom-and-pop retail outlet in the middle of…

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Accelerating Adoption of MEMS Timing

Recently there have been two major announcements in the MEMS (microelectromechanical system) oscillator market. Market leader SiTime breaks into high-precision OCXO timing with Stratum 3 compliant solutions; and {complink 2646|Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT)} jumps into the MEMS oscillator market with a piezoelectric MEMS resonator. SiTime has introduced the SiT5301 and SiT5302, which address the…

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Mouser Opens European Support Center

MUNICH — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the grand opening of its new flagship Customer Support Center and European Marketing Headquarters in Munich, Germany. This new office, along with the eight other locations strategically placed throughout Europe, underscores Mouser’s steadfast…

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Sobering Stats From the Supply Chain

Year-end surveys tend to be pretty optimistic, or at least they find one silver lining amongst the clouds. Nobody wants to set a tone of pessimism for the upcoming year. Then there's reality. In spite of reports that the unemployment rate is decreasing (temporarily); the EU is close to an agreement on debt management (we've…

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Understanding Alternate Sourcing, Part 2

When searching for an alternate part, there are basic requirements, procedures, and creative efforts that will provide timely and effective responses for identifying the appropriate replacement component needed for line-down factory emergencies. I discussed the fundamentals of the process in Understanding Alternate Sourcing, Part 1. Here's a checklist of steps I recommend for guaranteeing a…

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Horowitz Leaving Rambus Board

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies, announced today that Dr. Mark Horowitz will step down as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors effective December 31, 2011, and will take a two-year leave of absence from his role as Chief Scientist. Dr. Horowitz indicated that his…

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