Ramtron CEO Resigns

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. semiconductor maker Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, today announced that effective January 24, 2011, Ramtron’s Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Ramtron CEO, Bill Staunton. Eric A. Balzer, Ramtron’s current CFO and a member of…

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Silicon Labs Closes Fiscal Year

AUSTIN, Texas — Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), today reported revenue of $112 million for the fourth quarter and record revenue for the full year of $493 million. 2010 Highlights • Year over year growth was driven by record revenue for the company’s broad-based products, which…

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UMC Reports Q4

TAIPEI — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC” or “The Company”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced its unconsolidated operating results for the fourth quarter of 2010. Overview of Fourth Quarter 2010(1): Revenue: NT$31.32 billion (US$1.08 billion) with 4.1% QoQ decrease Gross margin: 32.1%; Operating margin: 21.1% Capacity utilization: 94% Net income:…

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Digi-Key Has New Cree Stock

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Cree’s CMF20120D Silicon Carbide Power MOSFET. This new product is now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s global websites and will be featured…

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Charting the Future of Manufacturing

Thomas K. Linton, a veteran executive in the semiconductor and electronics industry, has been appointed a member of the board of directors at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the premier business organization representing manufacturing and services companies in the US and a leading proponent of best practices in supply chain management worldwide. Linton, a…

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Digi-Key Inks Distribution Deal With Taoglas

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced its worldwide distribution agreement with Taoglas Ltd., a global antenna solutions provider. Taoglas' products are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be…

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Exar Reports Q3

FREMONT, Calif. — Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended December 26, 2010. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 were $35.4 million compared to net sales of $37.2 million for the prior quarter and $33.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010. The…

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Altera Posts Q4 Returns

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced fourth quarter sales of $555.4 million, up 5 percent from the third quarter of 2010 and up 52 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009. New product sales increased 26 percent sequentially. Fourth quarter net income was $231.6 million, $0.72 per diluted share, compared with…

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Molex Reports Q2

LISLE, Ill. — Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA), a global electronic components company, today reported results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended December 31, 2010. Revenue for the December 2010 quarter of $901.5 million exceeded the high end of the guidance provided on October 26, 2010, increased 24% from the December 2009 quarter…

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OSI Systems Closes Q2

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS), a vertically integrated provider of solutions in Security, Healthcare, and specialized electronics, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2010. “We are extremely pleased with our second quarter financial results. Record revenues led to outstanding earnings and cash flow. With a strong backlog and…

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