Farnell Teams With Würth on USBs

LONDON — Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor of electronic and industrial components has announced that it has reached an exclusive agreement with Würth Elektronik, the leading Electronic Interconnect & Electromechanical Solutions provider, to stock its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectors. Würth’s SuperSpeed USB connectors offer a bandwidth of up to five Gbit/s; up to ten times…

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Mouser Stocks Maxim Amp

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Maxim. The Maxim MAX9632 wide-band operational amplifier is optimized for excellent AC dynamic performance, ultra-low-noise, wide operating voltage range, and low-drift signal conditioning. This Maxim device provides high-fidelity…

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Nokia Picks President

ESPOO, Finland — Nokia has today announced the appointment of Chris Weber as President of Nokia Inc. (US), and head of Markets, North America as of February 11, 2011. Chris Weber comes to Nokia from his own consulting business focused on helping companies develop world class sales cultures. He is a Microsoft veteran, who during…

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Nok-Win a No-Win Combination

Perhaps {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} should not have hired a former {complink 3426|Microsoft Corp.} executive as its new CEO. Four months after joining the troubled but still world's biggest vendor of wireless handsets, Stephen Elop has pulled the company into a tighter embrace with his former employer, setting Nokia on a highly risky and uncertain path,…

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Tyco Issues Dividend

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that the $0.16 per share quarterly dividend for the second fiscal quarter of 2011 will be payable on March 16, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 8, 2011, subject to a required filing with the Swiss Commercial Register. The…

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X-FAB Expands Management Team

ERFURT, Germany — X-FAB Silicon Foundries Group today announced that Rudi De Winter will join the Board of Directors and also assume the role of co-CEO effective Feb. 14, 2011. In his new role, Mr. De Winter will work closely with Hans-Juergen Straub, the current CEO of X-FAB, and join him to accelerate the company’s…

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Bel Posts Q4

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ:BELFA) (NASDAQ:BELFB) today announced preliminary unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and 2010. For the quarter, the Company reported that net sales increased 72% to a fourth quarter record $83.7 million. The net loss for the fourth quarter of $1.0 million included an $8.1 million charge for…

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Pulse Electronics Posts Q4

PHILADELPHIA — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE:PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, today reported results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter Highlights • Net sales were $101.2 million compared with $105.4 million in the prior-year quarter. • Operating profit according to U.S. GAAP was $4.1 million in the quarter compared with…

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Evidence of ‘Onshoring’ – But Where Are the ‘Help Wanted’ Signs?

An increasing number of US manufacturing companies are moving their businesses back onshore. Although that item doesn't top the recent fourth-quarter 2010 survey results from MFG.com, it's one of the most significant. A full 25 percent of buyers from more than 800 companies in the automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial equipment, and consumer products industries say…

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