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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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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