Ready for Tech Bubble 2.0?

It can only be a good thing that many of the employees working at the latest spate of high-tech startups aren't old enough to remember the last time grossly overvalued companies were prepping for an IPO based on nothing more than widespread obsession with the latest fad — the Internet. This time, the obsession is…

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Which Company Does Apple Fear the Most?

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} may be the top dog in most of its market segments, but even the biggest, fiercest, and most competitive company has a secret list of companies it knows has a fair chance of displacing it. Without a doubt, Korea's {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} is probably the most likely contender for Apple's…

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Atmel Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Infineon

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that it had sued Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Infineon Technologies North America Corporation for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Atmel's court filing alleges that Infineon's…

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Inventory Levels Challenged Already

Market analysts are already hammering semiconductor companies that are carrying high levels of inventory, meaning the “new normal” — buffering stock against disasters such as the Japan earthquake — is already being challenged. (See: Is More Inventory the ‘New Normal’?) Market reaction to inventory buildup will continue to be the single biggest obstacle to the…

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II-VI Acquires Aegis Lightwave

PITTSBURGH, P.a. — II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI) announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Aegis Lightwave, Inc. (Aegis), including Aegis' wholly-owned subsidiary AOFR Pty Ltd (AOFR). The initial consideration consists of cash of $52 million. In addition, the purchase price is subject to customary closing adjustments including a working capital and…

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Arrow & Dawin Sign Distribution Agreement

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics will distribute products and solutions from Dawin Electronics in the EMEA region. Semiconductor manufacturer Dawin, based in Incheon, Korea, produces diode, IGBT, MOSFET, thyristor and rectifier modules, as well as discrete components. Dawin, which was founded in 2001, produces application-specific modules that are tailored to customer requirements and is certified…

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Avnet Releases Tech Trends Report

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Positioned firmly in the center of the technology value chain, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has a unique perspective when it comes to the high-tech marketplace: the capability of seeing both supply and demand sides of the electronics industry. As one of the largest distributors…

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