IXYS Reports Q4

MILPITAS, Calif. & BIEL, Switzerland — IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), an international power semiconductor and IC company, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. Net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 were $96.8 million, up 5.5% sequentially from net revenues of $91.7 million in the immediately…

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SMIC Reports Q1

SHANGHAI — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2011. First Quarter 2011 Highlights: Revenue down by 9.3% to $370.6 million in 1Q11 from $408.6 million in…

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Apple: Repeating the Mistakes of the Past

Here we go again, right back where we've always been. In the 1980s the Apple Mac OS was the best operating system on the planet, and {complink 379|Apple Inc.} was heading toward a dominant share in the personal computer market. Microsoft's MS-DOS had a text interface with arcane commands rather than an easy-to-use graphical interface.…

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Apple: Trailblazing a New Future

I've used both the iOS and the Android OS, and I have to say I disagree that {complink 379|Apple Inc.} is repeating its mistakes, and here is why: The software market, current and past, for the Mac and PC is very different compared to the app market for smartphones. There were very few options for…

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Permanent Volatility Is Here to Stay

Recently, we've been following corporate earnings more closely. Like most folks, we're interested in seeing where the economy is headed, and we're also interested in assessing how companies are managing the complexities and uncertainties in the market. The term “permanent volatility” more and more describes the current and future business environment — and it's not…

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