Microchip Releases Bluetooth Kit

CHANDLER, AZ — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the Microchip Bluetooth® Evaluation Kit, which includes CandleDragon, Inc.’s dotstack™ demonstration Bluetooth Stack. The kit provides an easy, cost-effective and flexible add-on for embedded evaluation and development using many 16/32-bit PIC® microcontrollers or dsPIC® digital signal controllers (DSCs).…

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FedEx Expands LTL Offerings

MEMPHIS, TN — FedEx Freight Corp., a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and a less-than-truckload (LTL) market leader, significantly enhances its service offerings today, launching its new unified LTL network and offering customers the choice of two levels of service from a single company. Both services, FedEx Freight® Priority and FedEx Freight® Economy, are…

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Challenges of the 2-Speed Economy

Global economic and political leaders have a major problem on their hands: how to balance the differing growth rates of developed and emerging economies. The first group is steeped in the doldrums of high unemployment, slow growth, banking crisis and a deepening search for relevance; while the second is overheating, suffers from limited local demand,…

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Digi-Key, Midé Sign Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and MEDFORD, Mass. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Midé Technology today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Midé Technology products to customers worldwide. “We…

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Highlights From Avnet’s Earnings Call

The technology supply chain continues to approach what distributors see as more “normal” levels as supply, backlogs, inventories, and leadtimes are managed effectively, according to Roy Vallee, CEO of {complink 577|Avnet Inc.}. Avnet reported record sales of $6.8 billion for its fiscal quarter ended Jan. 1, an increase of 40 percent year-over-year. With pro forma…

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Varian Reports on Q1

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (“Varian Semiconductor”) (NASDAQ: VSEA) today announced results for its fiscal year 2011 first quarter ended December 31, 2010. Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 totaled $282.6 million, compared to revenue of $141.3 million for the same period a year ago. Varian Semiconductor recorded net…

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Lattice Reports Full Year Results

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 1, 2011. For the fourth quarter, revenue was $73.1 million, a decrease of 5% from the $77.1 million reported in the prior quarter, and an increase of 33% from the $55.1 million reported in…

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