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Silicon Valley venture capitalists are pouring money into a new generation of companies that will ride the social networking wave. Am I the only one having flashbacks? Yesterday's Wall Street Journal featured an article about how Silicon Valley VCs are investing in “companies that hope to unshackle social networking from personal computers — and shift…

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Bulbs.com Offers Discounted LED Lights

WORCESTER, Mass. — Bulbs.com, one of the largest online distributors of replacement lighting is announcing a price reduction on a majority of popular LED bulbs including many products in the EnduraLED™ line from Philips. “LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting products are growing in popularity as an energy-efficient replacement solution for commercial and residential lighting,” says…

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Broadcom Reaches Stock Settlement

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) today announced that the remaining defendants in the federal consolidated shareholder derivative action relating to the company's historical stock option accounting practices have entered into a settlement. Federal shareholder derivative actions were filed in 2006 by certain named shareholder plaintiffs against each of the then members of Broadcom's…

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AMD Appoints VP for Latin America

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today Ronaldo Miranda, 50, will join the company effective April 4 as vice president and general manager for AMD's Latin America region. In this role, Miranda is responsible for all of AMD's business and operations in Brazil, Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean. He brings more…

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Pulse Appoints CIO

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE:PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, today announced it named John Dickson as senior vice president, chief information officer and human resources effective March 23, 2011. He is responsible for all information technology and human resources functions for the Company. “We are extremely pleased to attract a senior…

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TSMC VerifiesTaiwan’s Semiconductor Footprint

HSINCHU, Taiwan — TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today announced that it led 15 supplier partners in jointly completing Taiwan’s first semiconductor supply chain carbon footprint verification. The project was completed with assistance from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), and is part of the IDB’s “Semiconductor Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Assistance and…

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Trident’s Set-Top Boxes Hit China

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced that its set-top box system-on-chips (SoCs) are powering one of the first trial deployments of Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) in China. This announcement reaffirms Trident's commitment to bring the best multimedia experiences to the China…

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TE Helps Bring High-Speed Broadband to Oz

SYDNEY — TE Connectivity (formerly Tyco Electronics) (NYSE: TEL) today announced that it has been selected as a supplier of network connectivity products for the Australian government's National Broadband Network (NBN) program that will bring high-speed broadband services to the country. NBN Co awarded a five-year, $400 million contract to TE Connectivity with an initial…

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Farnell Launches LED Lighting Microsite

LONDON — Farnell, the leading multichannel distributor has launched an innovative microsite dedicated to LED lighting technology. The new Farnell site provides engineers with a comprehensive LED lighting destination, offering product and solution-based guidance for applications such as street lighting, MR16’s, solar power signals and RGB color mixing, as well as access to a wide…

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