Analog Devices Announces Q2

NORWOOD, Mass. — Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, which ended April 30, 2011. “The second quarter was a strong quarter for ADI, well ahead of our expectations, with revenue growing 9% sequentially and 18%…

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SanDisk to Acquire Pliant Technology

Milpitas, Calif. — SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Pliant Technology, Inc., a leading developer of enterprise solid state drives (SSD). Under the terms of the agreement, SanDisk will pay approximately $327 million in cash and provide certain equity-based incentives. The transaction, which…

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TTI Gets Social at EDS

The annual Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) takes place next week, and it will be my first experience with a show or conference in the interconnects, passives, and electromechanical (IP&E) industry. I've spent a few years in the marketing and social media tradeshow world, and I love the energy and enthusiasm that accompanies these kinds of…

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Skyworks to Acquire SiGe Semiconductor

WOBURN, Mass. & ANDOVER, Mass. — Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today signed a definitive agreement to purchase SiGe Semiconductor, Inc., a leading global supplier of radio frequency (RF) front-end solutions that are facilitating wireless multimedia across a…

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Coleman Cable Completes Acquisition of TRC

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Coleman Cable, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCIX) (“Coleman”), a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products, today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Technology Research Corporation (“TRC”), a recognized leader in providing cost-effective engineered solutions for applications involving power management and control, intelligent battery systems technology…

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Digi-Key & Nuventix Sign Global Distribution Agreement

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, and Nuventix, Inc., maker of SynJet thermal management technology, have signed a global distribution agreement. “Digi-Key is proud to welcome Nuventix as a new supplier partner. Nuventix is…

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Avnet Introduces Performance Matched Kits

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Embedded Americas, part of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), introduces Performance Matched Kits, a complete portfolio of motherboard, display, peripheral and support products from world-class manufacturers that eliminates the need to source individual components, develop cables and spend precious time and resources validating hardware. Watch…

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Doing Well by Doing Good

{complink 5218|STMicroelectronics NV} is one of those companies that back up corporate social responsibility statements with firm actions. And it's been doing it for years, first under former chairman and CEO Pasquale Pistorio and continuing even now, years after he left the job. At the recent Semico Summit, STMicroelectronics presented its view on shaping the…

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Avnet to Acquire Distributor Amosdec SAS

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the value-added IT distributor Amosdec SAS. Founded in 1990, Amosdec is a leader in the field of virtualization and storage management solutions throughout France. During the 2010 calendar year, Amosdec generated revenue of approximately US$90 million. The…

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