Broadcom Completes Provigent Acquisition

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Provigent Inc., a leading provider of highly integrated, high performance, mixed signal semiconductors for microwave backhaul systems. In connection with the acquisition, Broadcom paid approximately $313 million, net of…

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Allied Electronics Stocks Souriau Connectors

FORT WORTH, Texas — Allied Electronics is now stocking JBX Series sealed and unsealed push-pull connectors by Souriau Connection Technology. JBX Series Push-Pull Connectors are suitable for high-reliability and high-quality applications where a simple yet fast method to connect/disconnect is required. The space-saving connectors are extremely fast and easy to use and offer a thousand…

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RS Components Upgrades DesignSpark

SINGAPORE — RS Components has today announced the release of DesignSpark PCB version 2, its free PCB design software package. Working in partnership with Number One Systems, new features in DesignSpark PCB include unique 3D visualisation of PCB layouts, and increased library management functionality. The upgraded version 2 software is free to download for new…

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Toshiba Debuts 2D/3D Laptop Enigma

Of all the technology launches this spring, Toshiba Corp.'s “Dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR,” announced last week, may be the weirdest. There is a lot about this device that's hard to understand. There is the impossible-to-remember name. There is the fact that a notebook — rather than a tablet or smaller mobile device — was used to…

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Will Nokia Rise Again?

Finland may have to find another wildly successful company to serve as its national image booster. {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.}, once the most celebrated corporate champion for tiny Finland (population 5.3 million), is fading fast in the mobile device market, facing the prospect that turning its fortune around may take years… or not happen at all.…

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Making Sense of the Tools of the Trade

“Free, perfect, and now.” Former Marshall Industries CEO Rob Rodin sums up what distribution customers want in this four-word phase. Meeting those demands is a little more complicated: Rodin wrote a 250-page book on the topic, Free, Perfect, and Now (Simon and Schuster, 1999), and the subject is far from closed. Even during the boom…

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Sanmina-SCI Reports Q2

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corporation (“Sanmina-SCI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ GS: SANM) a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended April 2, 2011. Revenue for the second quarter was up 2.7 percent to $1.57 billion, compared to $1.53 billion for the same period of fiscal…

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As Myths Fade, the Cloud Beckons

For many years, supply chain integration solutions have required installation of software, computers, and highly-trained technical staff to manage the IT infrastructure that handles the day-to-day activities of electronics manufacturers, suppliers, and their customers. The accepted approach has been to install software within the company’s firewalls, and for many years, that was the only option…

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ChipMOS Streamlines Corporate Structure

HSINCHU, Taiwan — ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (“ChipMOS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMOS) today announced additional measures to streamline its corporate structure, which are designed to improve its profitability and better align with shareholder interests. Since 2002, ChipMOS has managed its Mainland China operations, ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Shanghai) LTD.(“ChipMOS Shanghai”), through its controlled subsidiary, Modern Mind…

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