AMD, Apple & the Cult of Personality

{complink 103|Advanced Micro Devices Inc.}'s stock price went up on news of a new CEO; {complink 379|Apple Inc.}'s went down. Chalk it up to the “cult of personality.” High-tech has had its share of personalities, but no one has achieved cult status quite like Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg may come close, but only if {complink…

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AMD Names Read President & CEO

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Rory P. Read, 49, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMD, effective today. Mr. Read has also been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. Read joins AMD from Lenovo Group, Ltd., where he was most recently President and Chief Operating…

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Newark/element14 Stocks FCI Products

CHICAGO — Newark/element14, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas, and a business of global Premier Farnell, announced today it was stocking FCI's XCede® vertical backplane headers and right-angle daughter card receptacles. Offering 25Gb/s performance, the XCede® connector system provides engineers with a clear long-term migration path for the equipment platforms they design…

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Thank You, Steve Jobs

Thank you, Steve Jobs, for so much. As CEO and chairman at {complink 379|Apple Inc.}, you showed us we had settled for less when we could have aspired to so much more. You gave us what we wanted, what we needed, and what we desired even when we didn't know what all these were. You…

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Semtech Posts 2Q12 Results

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today reported unaudited financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended July 31, 2011. The company also announced that its Board of Directors approved increasing the existing stock repurchase authorization by $36 million. Prior to the…

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Why the Supply Chain Is Stronger

During yesterday's chat with Matt Sheerin, senior equity research analyst and managing director at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., readers (astutely) questioned his assertion that supply chain companies are in better shape now than they were before the recession hit in 2008-2009. With events such as Japan's earthquake/tsunami, the wild swings in the stock market, and…

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Match.com for Trading Partners

E-commerce retailers have had to either educate suppliers in the ways of electronic ordering and drop-shipping or search through hundreds of possible vendors to find those that already have the technology and experience to work with them immediately. A new system that plays matchmaker for trading partners lets e-tailers conduct searches based on the supplier's…

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Key Tronic Posts Financial Figures

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq:KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter and year ended July 2, 2011. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $66.0 million, up 7% from $61.9 million in the same period of fiscal 2010. For…

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GainSpan, WPG Have Distribution Deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. — GainSpan® Corporation, a leading developer of ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions, and WPG Americas, Inc., today announced a strategic distribution partnership whereby WPG Americas will sell GainSpan's complete line of low power Wi-Fi products in the Americas. WPG Americas, based in San Jose, CA, is a member of WPG Holdings, the…

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