Avnet Launches Solid State Drive Seminars

SAN JOSE, Calif., Embedded Systems Conference 2011 — As adoption of solid state disk drives (SSDs) accelerates, enterprise and embedded manufacturers’ design engineers have a greater need to understand both the current and future opportunities available in this emerging market. Avnet Embedded, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),…

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Pushing the Boundaries

Every company in the electronics industry continually strives to evolve. In some cases, this means focusing on a single core technology; in others, it means expanding beyond the typical boundaries of a business model. The distribution industry, in particular, has been slowly and deliberately adding services beyond the core reselling of components, expanding into logistics,…

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Avnet Introduces Build OEM Better Program

SAN JOSE, Calif., Embedded Systems Conference 2011 — Avnet Embedded Americas, part of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc (NYSE: AVT), introduces Build OEM Better™, an end-to-end product development program offering lower cost, pre-built storage and server solutions, service and support for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent software vendors (ISVs). Integrating…

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In Tech Marketing, Timing Is Key to Success

We’ve all heard the old expression, “Timing is everything.” You may not buy that completely, but you’ll probably agree timing is important. All that talk about hitting your time-to-market window must have had some impact. This blog is about timing promotional investments. What’s ideal? Unfortunately, the question is like asking how much it costs to…

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Vishay Reports Q1

MALVERN, Pa. — Dr. Felix Zandman, Executive Chairman of the Board, and Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), announced today that revenues for the fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2011 were $695.2 million, compared to $640.5 million for the fiscal quarter ended April 3, 2010. The net…

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Avoid Conflict: Comply With Dodd-Frank

The proposed SEC disclosure rules for the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have caused concern to mount among OEMs about the legislation’s impact on the electronics supply chain. Will it result in higher component costs? Will foundry production be disrupted? How can I possibly be expected to…

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Power Integrations Reports Q1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenues for the quarter were $76.8 million, up seven percent compared with the first quarter of 2010, and up five percent compared with the fourth quarter…

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AnalogicTech Reports Q1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (“AnalogicTech” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AATI), an analog semiconductor company focused on powering innovative solutions in consumer electronics, computing, and communications markets, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $20.5 million, compared to…

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C&D Technologies Reports Q4

BLUE BELL, Pa. — C&D Technologies, Inc., (OTC: CHHP) a leading North American producer and marketer of electrical power storage and conversion systems used in telecommunications, uninterrupted power supply (or “UPS”) systems, utility and other high reliability applications, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter and year ended January 31,2011. For the…

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Heilind Electronics Acquires Thompson

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, Inc., North America’s largest distributor of electronic interconnect products, today announced the acquisition of Thompson Electronic Supplies, a leading distributor of electronic components. “We are very pleased to be making the Thompson organization part of the Heilind family,” said Robert W. Clapp, president of Heilind Electronics. “Thompson has long been…

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