Element14 Launches Panasonic A/P Partnership

SINGAPORE — element14, formerly Farnell, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the extension of its partnership with Panasonic in Europe to Asia Pacific. Over 6000 Panasonic passive components ranging from aluminium electrolytic capacitors, resistors to inductors are now available in element14’s product portfolio…

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SMIC Reports Q4

SHANGHAI — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter 2010 Highlights: Revenue up by 0.4% to $411.8 million in 4Q10 from $410.1 million in…

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Skyworks Likes TowerJazz

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced it has received the 2010 Foundry Supplier of the Year Award from Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets. This award was granted to TowerJazz for the…

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Avnet & Samsung Ink Global Deal

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a global distribution agreement with Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd, one of the world's largest manufacturers of advanced electronics components. This agreement will enable Avnet Electronics Marketing to bring Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ line of state-of-the-art electronics passive components to their customers around…

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Synopsys Posts Q1

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today reported results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2011. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, Synopsys reported revenue of $364.6 million, compared to $330.2 million for the first quarter of…

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FedEx Unveils Green Data Center

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today celebrated the grand opening of its first environmentally sustainable (“green”) data center, located adjacent to the FedEx Rocky Mountain Tech Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Based on the application of a number of green design standards, the Enterprise Data Center–West (EDC-W) can be counted among the most…

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Apple Responds to Workers’ Rights Abuses

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} did the right thing by auditing its business partners and taking corrective action to ensure the safety and fair treatment of workers throughout its supply chain. Apple's 2011 Supplier Responsibility Report highlighted a number of problems that haven't yet been widely publicized, such as the use of underage labor; the misuse of…

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Agilent & Qualcomm Team on Factory Test Tech

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement with Qualcomm Inc. for factory test technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm granted Agilent a worldwide license to demonstrate and distribute products that leverage the Qualcomm technology for RF factory testing. The agreement makes Agilent…

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