What Will Happen to PCs as Tablets Surge?

In 2009, OEMs shipped about 2 million tablet computers before {complink 379|Apple Inc.} jumped into the market. In 2010, the iPad sparked roaring demand for tablets, and shipment jumped to 19.7 million units. The giddy year-over-year growth offers a striking insight into the future of tablets and the potential havoc they will create in the…

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SMTC Names Interim CEO & New Chair

TORONTO — SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTX) (TSX: SMX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, announces that following the planned retirements of the current Chair of the Board, Mr. Wayne McLeod, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. John Caldwell, Mr. Alex Walker will be appointed Chairman of the Board and will also Chair a newly…

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Jameco Continues to Publish Catalogue

BELMONT, Calif. — Jameco Electronics announced its commitment to the continued publishing of its high-quality electronic component catalog. In response to Digi-Key’s announcement this week that it will discontinue its component catalog after more than 40 years, Jameco reaffirmed its commitment to publish its popular catalog through at least 2012. “I can understand why Digi-Key…

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EBV Elektronik Stocks Micron Memory Products

POING, Munich — EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company and the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, today announced a distribution agreement to promote and deliver Micron Technology, Inc.’s memory products to customers in Europe. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memories, Micron’s broad portfolio of solutions are…

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Global Semiconductor Announces Board Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announces the results of its 2011 Board of Directors’ election results. The leaders of the GSA BOD define GSA’s strategic vision and direction. The majority of the board members are selected by the Association’s semiconductor members. New semiconductor directors elected include Sagar Pushpala, senior vice president,…

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Bourns Expands PortNote Solutions

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has developed seven new PortNote™ Solutions to assist designers in selecting the appropriate circuit protection solution for a specific port interface. Bourns® PortNote™ Solutions are a series of one-page documents that provide concise information on relevant compliance standards,…

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