Xilinx Reports Q1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced first quarter fiscal 2012 sales of $615.5 million, up 5% sequentially from the prior quarter and up 3% from the same quarter of the prior year. First quarter net income was $154.4 million, or $0.56 per diluted share. The Xilinx Board of Directors announced a…

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Freescale Semiconductor Announces Q2

AUSTIN, Texas — Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2011. Highlights include: GAAP Results Net sales of $1.22 billion Gross margin of 42.3% Operating earnings of $31 million Loss per share of $.79 Non-GAAP Results* Adjusted gross margin of 45.6% Adjusted operating earnings of…

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Intel Reports Record Revenue

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today reported its fifth consecutive quarter of record revenue, with double-digit revenue growth across all business segments. On a Non-GAAP basis, revenue was $13.1 billion, operating income was $4.2 billion, net income was $3.2 billion, and EPS was 59 cents. On a GAAP basis, the company reported second-quarter revenue…

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Microsemi to Acquire Zarlink Semiconductor

IRVINE, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced today that it has made a proposal to the board of directors of Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. (“Zarlink” or “the Company”) (TSX:ZL) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company for CAD $3.35 per…

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Diodes Breaks Ground for New Chengdu Facility

PLANO, Texas — Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced that it hosted a ground breaking ceremony for Diodes Technology (Chengdu) Company Limited at the Company’s new production site at Chengdu Hi–Tech Industrial Development Zone…

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TE Connectivity Reports Q3

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today reported results for the fiscal third quarter ended Jun. 24, 2011. The company reported a net sales increase of 21 percent year-over-year, and 7 percent sequentially, to $3.7 billion. Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations (GAAP EPS) were $0.80 for the quarter, compared to $0.72 in…

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Apple Reports Q3

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended June 25, 2011. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $15.70 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion,…

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10 Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Components

Everyone agrees counterfeiting poses a threat to the health of the electronics supply chain. Previously, I have focused on the extent of the problem, the roles of the different players in the supply chain, and how the industry keeps seeing independent distributors as the main culprits. (See: Don’t Blame Independent Distributors Alone for Fake Parts,…

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California Jumpstarts Green Chemistry Regulation

Here's an update on the situation with the California Green Chemistry Initiative’s Safer Consumer Product Alternatives regulation development process. At last week's Green Ribbon Science Panel meeting, the new director, Debbie Raphael, former co-chair of the Green Ribbon Science Panel, provided a near-term timeline and stated that her intention is to put a regulation in…

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