Bulls & Bears on Apple

Many analysts are beginning to ponder the once unthinkable: What will {complink 379|Apple Inc.} look like without the guiding hand of CEO Steve Jobs at the helm? The question had been asked before, but it gained additional urgency following news Jobs would be taking a leave of absence from the company to focus on his…

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Linear Technology Reports Q2

MILPITAS, Calif. — Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC), a leading, independent manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits, today reported financial results for the quarter ended January 2, 2011. Quarterly revenues of $383.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 decreased $5.0 million or 1% from the previous quarter’s revenue of $388.6 million and…

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Apple Posts Q1

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended December 25, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $26.74 billion and record net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $15.68 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or…

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IBM Closes Fiscal Year

ARMONK, N.Y. — Fourth-Quarter 2010: • Diluted earnings per share of $4.18, up 16 percent; • Record revenue of $29.0 billion, up 7 percent as reported and adjusting for currency; • Record net income of $5.3 billion, up 9 percent; • Pre-tax income of $7 billion, up 9 percent; • Gross profit margin of 49…

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Reversing the Trend in Reverse Logistics

{complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.} just spent a bundle on augmenting its reverse logistics business and recently rolled out a multi-tiered solution in the form of three new business brands. It's a move worth noting: Reverse logistics increasingly is being cited as a problem in the electronics supply chain. In a recent UPS/IDG survey, high-tech retailers…

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Intel Hires BBC Man

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today announced that Erik Huggers will serve as corporate vice president and general manager of the company’s Digital Home Group and become a member of Intel’s Management Committee. Huggers is director of the BBC’s Future Media & Technology division and serves as a member of the BBC's Executive Board.…

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Who Needs Smart TV?

Everything these days is smart. You’ve got your smart phone, smart grid, smart car, and now smart TV. The question is: Why? Consumers can get the same functionality with their Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and gaming consoles. And my answer, like for most technology, is: Why not? There is no industry standard. There is no…

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Avnet & ARM Launch Seminar Series

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the launch of Design Strategies for ARM® Systems, a 26-city, global technical seminar series co-sponsored by ARM. Design engineers will be given the exclusive opportunity to gain a better understanding of ways to harness this emerging mobile technology into current and…

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Tyco Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) announced today the launch of the Tyco Electronics Responsibility Advantage (TERA) program and the release of its first corporate responsibility report. The TERA program brings together the existing environmental, supply chain, workplace, governance, community and other related programs within TE. “Launching the Tyco Electronics Responsibility Advantage (TERA)…

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