Apple Has a Foxconn Problem

{complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} and {complink 379|Apple Inc.} are joined at the hips. They’ve grown together over the last five years with Foxconn both piggybacking on and helping Apple achieve its enormous success in the PC and consumer electronics market. Today, Apple is the world’s biggest electronics company by capitalization, and Foxconn is its No.…

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Digi-Key Sponsors New ECIA Search Website

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce that Digi-Key Corporation is the first company to sign on as a sponsor of its industry-owned and managed inventory search website. The site provides authorized inventory only. Customers looking to avoid gray market and counterfeit product now have a site that only…

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TTI Enhances Online Customer Experience

FORT WORTH, Texas — With the mission of continuously improving customer experience online, TTI has further expanded the capabilities of its online part search tools. ezBuy users now search by their customer part number or manufacturer part number on ttiinc.com. The resulting combined customer-specific part number information and detailed product information provides for much easier…

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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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