Freescale Posts Q4

AUSTIN, Texas — Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. Highlights for the fourth quarter and calendar year include: • Net sales of $1.18 billion for the fourth quarter; • Net sales of $4.46 billion for fiscal year 2010; • Trailing twelve…

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Reasons to Believe

Participants in the electronics industry — be they buyers, manufacturers, journalists, or avid readers — view forecasts with skepticism. That's well deserved. The industry's has been burned more than once by overly optimistic predictions. Today, another upbeat report has been released: Let's look at that report along with some hard data. the PwC US Manufacturing…

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Ending the Economic Limbo

The US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee summarized the prevailing sentiment about the economy aptly in a statement following its last meeting: The economy “has been disappointingly slow,” despite low inflation and a relatively stable pricing environment. Electronics companies need to consider this as they plan for what everyone is predicting will be a robust…

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Cirrus Logic Posts Q3 Results

AUSTIN, Texas — Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS), a leader in high-precision analog and digital signal processing components, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, which ended Dec. 25, 2010. Revenue for the quarter was $95.6 million, up 47 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago, and down…

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Apple’s Power Play

Could you imagine having enough clout to keep a slew of contract manufacturers on edge for months until between two weeks and 60 days before a product launch? Apparently that's {complink 379|Apple Inc.}'s secret to keeping supply chain practices under wraps for as long as it can before products ship, according to Richard Doherty, research…

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ON Semi to Buy Cypress CMOS Unit

PHOENIX and SAN JOSE, Calif. — ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for ON Semiconductor to acquire the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit (ISBU) from Cypress in an all cash…

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Hynix Closes Q4

SEOUL — Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (‘Hynix’, www.hynix.com) today announced the earnings for fiscal year 2010 and its fourth quarter ended December 31st, 2010. Consolidated sales of fiscal year 2010 amounted to 12.1 trillion won increased by 53% from 7.91 trillion won of 2009. Operating profit totaled 3.27 trillion won increased by 1,605% from 192 billion…

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Cypress Closes Q4

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:CY) today announced that non-GAAP1 revenue for the 2010 fourth quarter was $226.6 million, down 2.3% from $231.9 million for the prior quarter, and up 16.8% from $194.0 million for the year-ago period. GAAP revenue for the 2010 fourth quarter—which included a reduction of $6.3 million due to…

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