Mouser & Critical Link Launch Distribution Agreement

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, made public today its new worldwide distribution agreement with Critical Link LLC. Critical Link provides an extensive family of custom, off-the-shelf products used by engineers as building blocks to accelerate their product development efforts for industrial…

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Toshiba Revamps Regional LCD Supply Chain

In an effort to increase its competitiveness in the North American consumer market, {complink 5648|Toshiba Corp.} is selling its Chihuahua, Mexico-based LCD production facilities to PC manufacturer {complink 1259|Compal Electronics Inc.} The announcement, made in a press release today, comes on the heels of market reports that LCD TV demand in North America is “alarmingly”…

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Conflict Minerals: To Wait, or Not to Wait?

Companies in the United States are waiting for Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) clarification on their conflict minerals disclosure responsibilities. The SEC issued proposed rules in December and accepted public comments through March. The agency has stated it will evaluate the comments before finalizing the rules later this year. What are conflict minerals? They are…

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Tablet Wars Head to Patent Court

When news broke late last week that {complink 3426|Microsoft Corp.} would seek a $15 license from {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} for every Google Android-based smartphone the handset maker produced, it seemed less like a smart business move and more like desperation. But added to similar patent enforcement actions against Samsung from {complink 379|Apple Inc.}…

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Novellus Systems Reports Q2

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) today reported operating results for its second quarter ended June 25, 2011. Net sales for the second quarter were $350.2 million, down $63.0 million or 15.2 percent from first quarter 2011 net sales of $413.2 million, and up $28.8 million or 9.0 percent from second quarter…

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Toshiba & SanDisk Open Flash Facility in Japan

YOKKAICHI, MIE, Japan — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today celebrated the opening of Fab 5, the third 300mm wafer NAND fabrication facility at Toshiba’s Yokkaichi Operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Consumer demand for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices continues to fuel strong global demand for NAND flash memory. Toshiba began the…

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Kaco Partners With Sanmina-SCI

SAN FRANCISCO & SAN JOSE, Calif. — KACO new energy, one of the world's largest solar inverter manufacturers with over 3 GW of PV inverters in the field to date, announces its U.S. manufacturing partnership with Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world's most complex and valuable electronic…

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World Micro Fully ESD Certified in Asia

ATLANTA, Ga. — World Micro, Inc., a global supplier of electronic components, announced today that the company's newly opened distribution hub in Penang, Malaysia, has been awarded its ANSI/ESD-S20.20 ESD certification for having in place appropriate procedures and controls to deal with electrostatic discharge. The certification completes all requirements for World Micro's Malaysia facility to…

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