ECIA’s Website Provides Updates on Japan

WASHINGTON — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) extends our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the disaster in Japan. In an effort to update the industry on disruptions in the supply chain due to materials and production availability as well as infrastructure conditions, ECIA has compiled updates and status reports from electronic component…

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Exar Appoints Exec VP Global Sales

FREMONT, Calif. — Exar Corporation's (Nasdaq: EXAR) announced today that industry veteran Chris Dingley with 25 years of semiconductor sales management experience, has joined Exar's management team as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales reporting to Pete Rodriguez, president and CEO. Mr. Dingley replaces Bentley Long who was Vice President of Global Sales. Exar would…

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Ducommun to Acquire LaBarge

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — LaBarge, Inc. (NYSE Amex: LB), a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), and Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO), a provider of engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industry, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Ducommun will acquire LaBarge for a purchase price of…

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February Global Chip Sales Are Up

WASHINGTON — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors were $25.2 billion for the month of February 2011, a slight decline of 1.1 percent from the prior month when sales were $25.5 billion and in line with historical seasonal trends for the…

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Lattice Semiconductor Expands in India

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the official inauguration of Lattice India in a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Lattice President and Chief Executive Officer Darin G. Billerbeck and Lattice India General Manager Sidhartha (Sid) Mohanty, as well as representatives from Lattice's customers and members of the press. Lattice has had…

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Digi-Key Stocks Hirose Products

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. & SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — 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 it has signed a global agreement to distribute products from Hirose Electric Co., LTD, including European and Asian countries. Products from Hirose…

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Freescale & Cactus Collaborate on Medical

AUSTIN, Texas — Freescale Semiconductor and Cactus Semiconductor, a medical application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) company, have agreed to collaborate to provide customized analog mixed-signal and system-on-chip (SOC) solutions to the medical market. The companies have more than 30 years of combined experience in the medical device market and are focused on providing new generations of…

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Dialight Expands Military Lighting Range

FARMINGDALE, N.J. — Dialight, the applied LED technology specialist, has partnered with distributor Peerless Electronics Inc. to offer Compact High Intensity Lighting for Military Shelters, Military Vehicles and Ship Board Lighting. The blackout mode can be activated to dim blue, green or red light, depending on the unit selected. These units offer 1750 lumens of…

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Photonic Reports Full-Year Results

NORTHVALE, N.J. — Photonic Products Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PHPG) has released its consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010. The Company ended the year with fourth quarter sales of $3.6 million, an increase of 22% from $2.95 million in the corresponding quarter of 2009. Sales for the year were $11.05…

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