SMIC Appoints New Chairman & Acting CEO

SHANGHAI — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced the following. Reference is made to the announcement of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (the “Company”) dated 29 and 30 June 2011 in relation to the passing away of the Chairman…

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Will Philips Get It Right This Time?

{complink 4267|Royal Philips Electronics N.V.} is facing significant challenges in its operation. The company is losing momentum in the consumer electronics market, and regaining its footing will require some painful actions, according to company executives. In the second quarter, the company reported sales of 5.2 billion euros ($7.3 billion), compared with 5.4 billion euros ($7.5…

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Countering Counterfeits

Counterfeiting is a major problem for the electronics industry. That much is well known and acknowledged by everyone with a stake in the market. The good news is that the industry has been taking steps to combat the problem with some success. As mentioned in our previous post, Kristal Snyder and the Electronic Resellers Association…

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Made in, But Can’t Be Used in, China

It's a peculiar paradox that an iPhone produced in Shenzhen cannot be used in China the way it can be used elsewhere because the Chinese government has developed one of the world's most effective information suppression systems. The person who made my computer can't find this story via EBN's Twitter feed, for example, because the…

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VC Firms Looking for a Few Good EEs

The debate about available engineering talent, particularly in the US, ebbs and flows depending on a number of factors: the job market, engineering grads, and, of course, competition in the marketplace. Now it appears there's a new source of concern for companies that are trying to recruit innovative engineers: venture capital firms. An article that…

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9 Key Trends in Green Supply Chain

Until recently, sustainability and “greening” the supply chain largely meant keeping up with regional, national, and global regulations on carbon emissions, hazardous materials, and recycling. {complink 7426|Gartner Inc.}, though, is now seeing a major shift away from regulator-driven sustainability models to total energy efficiency priorities. During a Webinar this week, Hiranya Fernando, a Gartner senior…

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Digi-Key Welcomes Partner EE Life

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of UBM Electronics', EE Life as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community. EE Life is the first social networking community…

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Fairchild Semiconductor Reports Q2

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 26, 2011. Fairchild reported second quarter sales of $433.2 million, up 5 percent from the prior quarter and 6 percent higher than the second quarter of 2010.…

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