Dancing on HP’s Grave? Not Yet

The last {complink 2376|Hewlett-Packard Co.} laptop I bought crashed six months into the warranty period. I sent it to HP, which diagnosed it as a problem with the hard drive and fixed it. Then, it died for good, less than a year later (warranty expired). Since HP couldn't fix the laptop in less than two…

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Muddled Thinking Sinks HP

Is {complink 2376|Hewlett-Packard Co.} spinning off, selling, or keeping its personal computing business? A review of business stories since the company announced a $10 billion acquisition and plans to conduct a strategic review of its operations Thursday would seem to imply HP had already concluded the PC division would no longer be a part of…

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A Glimpse Into the Future: Self-Driving Pods

Sometimes I can't help but feel like I'm witnessing the real-world arrival of The Jetsons, a science fiction cartoon I watched with an embarrassing amount of regularity as a kid. In my lifetime, huge leaps forward have been made with computers, robots, the Internet, smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, MP3 players, electric cars, monorails, renewable energy…

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World Micro Unveils X-Ray Line

ATLANTA — In a move to provide its customers with more protection from the growing threat of counterfeit and substandard electronic parts, World Micro, a global distributor of electronic components serving the medical electronics, commercial, military, and aerospace markets, has recently added XRF and high-volume X-ray to its in-house quality assurance capabilities. Its new technology…

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Market Madness and a Saner Supply Chain

Just a scan of today's Wall Street Journal headlines will give you an idea why (aside from Securities and Exchange Commission rules) electronics executives don't forecast business more than a quarter ahead. Slowdown Fears Slam U.S. Stocks Data Signal Trouble for Economy Fed Eyes European Banks Since publicly traded companies — including many in the…

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Richardson Offers Amplifier Line

LAFOX, Ill. — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces the availability of a new family of low noise amplifiers from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. Each of the GaAs pHEMT LNAs provides enhanced RF performance, while also delivering needed space and cost savings. These devices have been designed to facilitate ease of implementation in many demanding RF and…

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Microsemi Makes Offer for Zarlink Stock

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced today that 0916753 B.C. ULC (the “Offeror”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi Corporation (“Microsemi”), has formally commenced its offers (the “Offers”) to acquire all of the outstanding common shares, together with associated rights…

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TowerJazz Completes HHSL Sale

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced the closing of the sale of all its holdings in Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited (“HHSL”), the parent company of HHNEC, one of Mainland China’s leaders in the field of IC foundry service, in a HHSL share repurchase transaction, for…

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CTS Fills Financial, IT Posts

ELKHART, Ind. — CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) today announced the appointment of Thomas A. Kroll to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1, 2011. Mr. Kroll joined CTS in 2000, and has served as Vice President and Corporate Controller since 2002. “We are pleased to have Tom assume this key…

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Probe Manufacturing Posts Q2 Data

IRVINE, Calif. — Probe Manufacturing, Inc., (Exchange OTC QB : PMFI), a global electronics design & manufacturing services company, today reported results for its fiscal second quarter of 2011, which ended on June 30, 2011. The company reported 54% revenue growth, totaling $1,164,312 for the three months ended June 30, 2011, compared to $754,170 from…

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