LED System Design: You Get What You Pay For

LED lighting can clearly have advantages over traditional lighting technologies. LEDs can have a long lifespan (>50k hours), use less energy, and provide more flexibility in a lighting design. However, a poorly designed system, or making too many compromises on cost, can cause LEDs to underperform relative to expectations. When designing, the process all starts…

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Ramtron Reports Q1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. semiconductor maker Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, today reported total revenue of $10.6 million for the first quarter of 2011, compared with $15.8 million for the same quarter last year. Net loss for the first quarter of…

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Rambus Reports Q1

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. GAAP Financial Results Revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $62.5 million, down 31% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2010 primarily due to one-time catch up revenue…

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Micrel Reports Q1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Micrel, Incorporated (Nasdaq NM: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. First quarter revenues of $67.5 million decreased by $8.1 million, or 10.8 percent, from $75.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.…

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Tech Startups Optimistic About Hiring

Startup companies have long been the lifeblood of the high-tech industry. After the Internet bubble burst in 2001, startups had a tough time finding financing and gaining enough traction to develop new products and hire workers. But it looks as if the climate is changing. Venture investment and startup data compiled for the first quarter…

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Maxim Reports Q3

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:MXIM) reported net revenue of $606.8 million for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended March 26, 2011, a 1% decrease from the $612.9 million revenue recorded in the prior quarter. Tunc Doluca, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Through all the recent events affecting our industry, we have…

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Lattice Reports Q1

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC)today announced financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2011. For the first quarter, revenue was $82.6 million, an increase of 13% from the $73.1 million reported in the prior quarter, and an increase of 17% from the $70.4 million reported in the same quarter a…

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AMD Reports Q1

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2011 of $1.61 billion, net income of $510 million, or $0.68 per share, and operating income of $54 million. The company reported non-GAAP net income of $56 million, or $0.08 per share, and non-GAAP operating income of $92 million. “First quarter…

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Plexus Reports Q2

NEENAH, Wis. — Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq:PLXS) today announced: Q2 Fiscal 2011 Results (quarter ended April 2, 2011): Revenue: $568 million, relative to guidance of $540 to $570 million Diluted EPS: $0.59, including $0.07 per share of stock-based compensation expense, relative to guidance of $0.53 to $0.58 Q3 Fiscal 2011 Guidance: Revenue: $550 to $580 million…

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