RIM: A Pioneer About to Be Cannibalized?

Investors once again turned up the heat on BlackBerry maker {complink 4644|Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM)}, last week demanding that some tough strategic alternatives be considered. This week, we'll see if and how company officials respond to these requests or, more likely, how they talk around what's becoming a headline news grabber: RIM's viability. A…

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Mouser Launches Mobile-Compatible Catalogue

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the launch of the new Mouser Mobile Compatible Catalog, the latest of four highly accessible ways to browse, compare, and buy from Mouser’s expansive selection of advanced semiconductors and electronic components. This…

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Broadcom Buying NetLogic

IRVINE, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq:BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, and NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:NETL), a leader in high performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next generation networks, today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Under the agreement, NetLogic Microsystems shareholders…

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Vishay Lowers Q3 Guidance

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, (NYSE: VSH), one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced that is has revised its guidance for the third quarter of 2011. Vishay now expects revenues to be $625 to $655 million for the quarter with a mainly volume-driven gross margin reduction. This…

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Forecasting: A Recurring Nightmare

“Garbage in, garbage out” is a much used phrase in the electronics and information technology market. Oftentimes the axiom is applied by supply chain professionals to the sales, manufacturing, and procurement data generated by economists, researchers, and accounting experts who believe they have a handle on how businesses will perform in the near and immediate…

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AVX Commits to ‘Hope’ Project

GREENVILLE, S.C. — AVX Corporation announces that it has taken delivery of the first shipment of verified conflict-free DRC tantalum ore from the ‘Solutions for Hope Project’ through the secure “closed pipe” supply line. AVX is also pleased to announce that four additional leading technology companies have joined the project, including Intel and HP. The…

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Qualcomm Buying Assets from IDT

SAN DIEGO and SAN JOSE, Calif. — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to transfer the design team of IDT's Hollywood Quality Video™ (HQV™) and Frame Rate Conversion (FRC) Video Processing product lines and certain related assets to Qualcomm. In addition,…

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Amphenol Reports Flood Damage

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) announced today that it has incurred flood damage at its Sidney, New York manufacturing facility. The Sidney facility primarily serves the military/aerospace market. The entire region has been severely impacted by high rainfall and the back to back impacts of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, resulting in…

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