TDK Teams With Avnet Marketing

CHICAGO — TDK Corporation of America, a group company of TDK Corporation, announced a new partnership today with Avnet Electronics Marketing, one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components. As a result, Avnet (NYSE:AVT) will now carry the full line of TDK passive electronic components which includes multilayer ceramic capacitors, inductors, magnetics, RF components…

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Digi-Key Stocks Cree LED Mods

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 stock of Cree's LMR4 LED light modules is available in Europe and around the world. The LMR4 modules are designed to simplify the creative process,…

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Book-to-Bill Ratio Rises in N. America

SAN JOSE, Calif. — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.53 billion in orders in December 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.90, according to the December 2010 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.90 means that $90 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product…

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Kyocera Expands in Czech, China

KYOTO, Japan — Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that it is increasing its solar module production capacity with the start of construction of its second plant in Kadan, Czech Republic, and the completion of an expanded assembly plant in Tianjin, China. Following the rapid growth of the solar market in recent years, Kyocera has been…

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Fairchild Charged Patent Damages

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI) today announced that a federal district court has doubled the financial damages awarded to the company in its patent-infringement case against Fairchild Semiconductor. This action follows an earlier ruling in which the Court found that Fairchild's infringement of Power Integrations' patents was willful. Following the increase, the total…

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Maxim Reports Q2

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:MXIM) reported net revenue of $612.9 million for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended December 25, 2010, a 2% decrease from the $626.1 million revenue recorded in the prior quarter. Tunc Doluca, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Calendar 2010 proved to be a strong growth year for…

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AMD Reports Q4

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) Fourth Quarter 2010 Results • AMD revenue $1.65 billion, 2 percent sequential increase and flat year-over-year • Net income $375 million, EPS $0.50, operating income $413 million • Non-GAAP(1,2) net income $106 million, EPS $0.14, operating income $141 million • Gross margin 45 percent 2010 Annual Results • AMD…

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Sager Honored by Honeywell

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Sager Electronics, the electronic distribution industry's leading privately held, employee-owned company, was recognized by Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C) for their achievements in the winning of new business opportunities. Honeywell S&C presented Sager with the gold award for New Business Wins at their 2011 Americas Sales Kick-off held this week in Orlando,…

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Supply Chain Guru at Apple’s Helm

While everyone has been wondering about the fate of {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and how it will continue its fast-paced growth, given the recent double-shot headline news about its CEO and its December-quarter results, I’ve got to say I’m feeling congratulatory — and even a bit smug. (See: Apple’s Jobs to take Medical Leave of Absence…

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Flextronics Reports Q3

SINGAPORE — Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) today announced results for its third quarter ended December 31, 2010 as follows: Third Quarter Results Net sales for the third quarter ended December 31, 2010 increased 19% to $7.8 billion compared to net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 of $6.6 billion. Adjusted operating income increased $43…

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