Sanmina-SCI Wins Ciena Strategic Supplier Award

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world's most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products, today announced it has been named the inaugural recipient of Ciena's Strategic Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognizes Sanmina-SCI's long-standing and successful engineering and manufacturing partnership with…

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FedEx Enhances Service in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, today announced that with immediate effect, the cut-off time for outbound FedEx International Priority (IP) and FedEx International Economy (IE) shipments from selected cities/districts in southern Taiwan will be extended. The latest call-in cut-off time…

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Financial Execs: High Prices Squeeze Profit Margins

The electronic industry's consumer market is price sensitive. So while 2011 is looking promising on the demand side of the retail sales equation, higher costs on the supply side mean profit margins will stay under pressure. Senior financial executives participating in a KPMG International survey of global retail companies expect to see improved financial performance…

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28nm Issues Spark Debate at Semico Summit

At the {complink 7526|Semico Research Corp.} Summit held May 2, in Phoenix, Ariz., one of the more lively discussions occurred during the panel titled “Challenges at 28nm.” Mahesh Tirupattur, from Analog Bits, served as moderator on the panel, and he brought out the best from the audience, as well as the panel members. The panelists…

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Flextronics & MEMC Expand Partnership

SINGAPORE — Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) and MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR) today announced the expansion of an agreement between Flextronics and MEMC's affiliate, MEMC Singapore, to produce solar panels for MEMC's SunEdison subsidiary. This partnership expansion includes the production of solar panels from Flextronics' Clean Tech Supersite in Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia.…

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Digi-Key Partners With Lighting Developer

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 its partnership with Embedded Developer's new SSL resource Lighting Developer, LLC—the recently launched website dedicated to lighting solutions and design. Lighting Developer is designed to help…

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Alliance Memory Appoints New Sales Rep

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory, Inc., a worldwide provider of legacy memory ICs for the communications, computing, industrial, and consumer markets, today announced that William Chen has joined the company as its new sales representative in Taiwan. In his new position, Chen will be responsible for supporting Alliance Memory's distributors and promoting the company's…

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Tech M&A Gets Off to a Strong Start in Q1

Although the {complink 3426|Microsoft Corp.}-{complink 5029|Skype Ltd.} deal is dominating headlines this week, small mergers fueled high-technology M&A growth during the first quarter of 2011. Companies transacted an increased number of smaller, strategically focused deals during the quarter, continuing a trend that began last year, according to consultancy and market research firm Ernst & Young.…

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Which Distributors Do You Prefer?

Component distributors are my favorite players in the electronics supply chain. Sure, I've written more about {complink 379|Apple Inc.} than most other companies in the last few weeks — the company has a great storyline, after all — but despite their lack of high-level visibility, distributors are still central to the smooth flow of products…

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