Premier Farnell Reports Q4

Financial Highlights Sales momentum from the prior quarter has continued as we delivered our highest fourth quarter sales for more than 10 years. Group sales grew 13.9% year on year and 2.0% sequentially on the prior quarter, leading to full year sales growth of 21.4%. Fourth quarter Group operating profit grew 31.6% year on year…

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Austriamicrosystems Operating as Normal

UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, Austria — austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS) is shocked by the recent tragic events in Japan and extends its deepest sympathies to those affected and their families. All austriamicrosystems employees in Japan and their families are safe and accounted for. austriamicrosystems has neither production activities nor subcontractors in Japan. All our wafer production, test and assembly…

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Beware the Single-Source Noose

Few companies can shake off quite as easily the big wallop {complink 5703|Texas Instruments Inc.} is receiving from {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} following the decision to phase out Symbian, its smartphone operating system, replacing this with the Windows OS from {complink 3426|Microsoft Corp.}. That decision will cost TI, the sole supplier of chips for Symbian-based product,…

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Arrow Wins Distributor of the Year

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has been named National Semiconductor's 2010 Distributor of the Year for the Americas. National Semiconductor recognized Arrow for consistently driving demand-creation initiatives throughout the Americas region. “Arrow has demonstrated outstanding initiative and creativity in support of National Semiconductor, from the executive team to branch-level management and sales,” said…

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Seeking Telco Biz? Try China Mobile

Still wondering why high-tech and electronics equipment makers, component suppliers, and contract manufacturers are so gung ho about China? Try this: Over a five-year period, {complink 1082|China Mobile Ltd.}, the world's biggest telecommunication service provider in terms of subscribers, will put almost US$100 billion into capital expenditure. This year alone, the company expects to increase…

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