Japan Disaster Disrupts Supply of Crystals

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Disruptions spurred by the Japan earthquake and tsunami caused shipments of crystals to be delayed by four weeks in April compared to March, impacting the supply of a critical component employed in products including cell phones and PCs, new IHS iSuppli research indicates. The average lead time for megahertz and kilohertz…

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Dialog Semiconductor Reports Q1

KIRCHHEIM / TECK, Germany — Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and low energy short range wireless technologies, today reports results for the first quarter ended 1 April 2011. Q1 2011 Financial Highlights (*) – Revenue for Q1 2011 was $98.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 61.2%…

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QuickLogic Announces Q1

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the lowest power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs) leader, today announced the financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended April 3, 2011. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $5.5 million, down 20% sequentially and up 2% from the first quarter of 2010. During the…

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Arrow Launches New Evaluation Bundle

DREIEICH, Germany — Arrow Electronics has launched a new hardware and software bundle based on the BeagleBoard-xM in the EMEA region that brings together a high-performance Texas Instruments ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor and the latest Windows® Embedded real-time operating system. Potential applications for the BeagleBoard-xM Evaluation Bundle range from robotics and Web kiosks to home media…

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FedEx Opens Five Offices in EMEA Region

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and growing international ocean and air freight forwarder, announced today that it has opened five new offices in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This most recent step in the company’s ongoing global expansion includes new freight forwarding operations in…

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Digi-Key Welcomes Silicon Engines

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. & Arlington Heights, Ill. — 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 the addition of Silicon Engines to its listing of design firms on Digi-Key's Design Services Providers online resource. “By including Silicon Engines…

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Ensuring Uninterrupted Parts Supply

The key stages of Semiconductor Lifecycle Management (SLiM) were presented in my first blogs, and now we are starting to look at the key aspects of a successful SLiM program. In a preceding blog we discussed the key elements of wafer storage and management, and this article will take a look at how to ensure…

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Pulse Electronics Reports Q1

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE:PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, today reported results for its first quarter ended April 1, 2011. First Quarter Summary Net sales were $88 million compared with $92.9 million in the prior-year quarter. Operating loss according to U.S. GAAP was $10.3 million in the quarter compared with a…

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Mouser Named First Major Distributor for Code Red

Mansfield, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced its worldwide distribution agreement with Code Red Technologies. Code Red Technologies is a company that specializes in creating innovative and powerful software development tools for 32-bit microcontrollers, enabling embedded systems designers to get their applications…

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