Distributors Plan for Supply Disruption in Japan

A number of US-based distributors have operations in Japan, and virtually all resellers carry Japanese suppliers on their line cards. {complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.} and {complink 12888|TTI Inc.} are among distributors providing updates on the status of their employees and facilities in the region, and on their expectations for the component supply chain in the…

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MIPS Technologies Appoints VP

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, today announced that semiconductor industry veteran Dave Singhal has joined MIPS as vice president of corporate development and strategy. Reporting to MIPS Technologies CEO Sandeep Vij, Singhal will drive…

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Nvidia’s CFO Resigns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — NVIDIA announced today that David White, chief financial officer (CFO), has resigned from the company for personal reasons. He will remain an employee through May 31, 2011. Karen Burns, 43, who currently serves as corporate controller and vice president of tax, will serve as interim CFO. Previously, she served for 10…

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EnerSys Purchases Batteries in Greece

READING, Pa. — EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of certain assets from Ergon Batteries Ltd., a Greek registered company based near Athens. Ergon Batteries manufactures, assembles and distributes lead and nickel based batteries, primarily to the Greek motive power…

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ChipMOS Reports Q4

HSINCHU, Taiwan — ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (“ChipMOS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMOS) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based on the exchange rate of NT$29.14 against US$1.00 as of December 30, 2010. Net revenue on…

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Rambus Signs Agreement With Toshiba

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies, announced today it has renewed its patent license agreement with Toshiba Corporation. This five year agreement covers Toshiba’s products with DRAM memory controllers for SDR, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, and other DRAM devices. Rambus will receive royalty payments based on the shipment…

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The Age of Innovation

As long as consumers continue to crave electronics and designers continue to dream big, high-tech companies will have their hands full as innovation keeps accelerating at a startling pace. What was considered futuristic a decade ago is fast becoming standard. In the automotive world, self-parking technology is no longer seen as anything other than ordinary,…

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Avnet Offers Device Solutions CPU Modules

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today the addition of Device Solutions, a leading CPU module manufacturer, to its Americas offering. Device Solutions’ CPU modules successfully solve time-to-market challenges for design engineers by offering surface mount, integrated modules like the newly released Topaz i.MX25 CPU.…

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We’ve Been Here Before

The electronics industry has been here before, and it will be here again. Natural disasters and supply chain disruption are a fact of doing business in a global economy. Every company in this global industry has some link to Japan. First and foremost, we all must think of the people affected by this disaster. No…

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