Tracking Conflict Minerals

On Tuesday, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission held a public roundtable to discuss the agency's required rulemaking for how companies are supposed to “track and report” usage of conflict minerals. (Click here for the video of the two-hour meeting.) The SEC was given the job of rulemaking by Congress as a result of…

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Xilinx Reports Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced second quarter fiscal 2012 sales of $555.2 million, down 10% sequentially from the prior quarter and down 10% from the same quarter of the prior year. Second quarter net income was $126.3 million, or $0.47 per diluted share. The Xilinx Board of Directors announced a…

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Cirrus Posts Q2 Revenue

AUSTIN, Texas — Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS), a leader in high-precision analog and digital signal processing components, today posted its second quarter, fiscal year 2012 financial results and business outlook on its investor relations website at http://investor.cirrus.com. Cirrus Logic will host a live Q&A session at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011,…

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Watching Innovation Happen

Purchasing activities may not make for good video, although the trading floor on the NYSE gets pretty dramatic now and then. But seeing how something is put together can only help the electronics purchasing community — if nothing else, buyers can get a better idea of what engineers are thinking. Premier Farnell’s engineering community, {complink…

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Mouser Becomes TI National Distributor

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announces today that it is an authorized global distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments (TI). Building upon record sales and an ongoing commitment to global expansion,…

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Six Takeaways From Intel’s Q3 Results

After reviewing the latest quarterly results from industry bellwether {complink 2657|Intel Corp.} and poring through comments by executives of the company during their conference call with analysts, I pulled out additional takeaways that I believe provide a clear picture of current market conditions and which will drive future purchases by enterprises and consumers. Let me…

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Intel Beats Q3 Forecast, Shares Soar

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} on Tuesday announced stronger than expected third quarter results with sales and profits exceeding analysts' consensus estimates on record sales of microprocessors. The company's solid financial performance helped to, at least temporarily, dispel fears in the electronics industry that tablet PCs and smartphones were rapidly encroaching into and eroding sales of notebook…

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Orion, Heilind Have Distribution Pact

DALLAS — Dallas-based Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics Inc. and leading manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, trays and accessories, has announced a distribution agreement with Heilind Electronics (Wilmington , MA), the largest interconnect distributor in North America. The agreement with Orion Fans enables Heilind to expand its product offering…

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