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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Apple Spreads the Largesse

Only one group must be somewhat unhappy about events at {complink 379|Apple Inc.} right now — the competition. I feel its pain. The consumer electronics company blew away all forecasts for the fiscal third quarter ended June 25 with staggering sales, net income, and product shipment numbers. I was in awe after reviewing the quarterly…

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Intel to Acquire Fulcrum Microsystems

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs Ethernet switch silicon for data center network providers. “Intel is transforming from a leading server technology company to a comprehensive data center provider that offers computing, storage and networking…

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Altera Announces Q2

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced second quarter sales of $548.4 million, up 2 percent from the first quarter of 2011 and up 17 percent from the second quarter of 2010. Second quarter net income was $214.6 million, $0.65 per diluted share, compared with net income of $224.1 million, $0.68 per…

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