Flextronics Names General Counsel

SINGAPORE — Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) today announced that Jonathan S. Hoak will be joining the Company as general counsel effective February 1. Hoak served as senior vice president and general counsel at NCR Corporation for 13 years where he oversaw all legal matters for NCR's global operations. Most recently, Hoak served as vice president and…

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Samsung America Gets New Chief

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — Samsung, the world technology leader and innovator in consumer electronics and telecommunications, today announced the appointment of Mr. Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim as President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Kim is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.…

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Intel Buys Peace of Mind, Again

The irony was unmistakable. On the same day that {complink 103|Advanced Micro Devices} replaced its president and CEO, Dirk Meyer, {complink 3926|Nvidia Corp.} announced it struck an agreement “ending all outstanding legal disputes” with {complink 2657|Intel Corp.}. (See AMD Dumps CEO, Starts Search for New Head and Intel in Patent Accord With Nvidia.) Nvidia will…

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Qualcomm Reshuffles

SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced organizational changes. Global Business Operations (GBO), previously referred to as Global Business Development, will be led by Jing Wang as executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Global Business Operations. The GBO organization…

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IEEE Launches Smart Grid Newsletter

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter. A monthly online publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on Smart Grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding…

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Avoiding ‘Digital Stress’

Maybe it's CES overload, or maybe VTech just wants to sell more phones. According to a recent survey conducted by VTech and market research firm Toluna, Americans are feeling overwhelmed by the constant accessibility and influx of digital information in the 21st century. In fact, when asked to rank the most stressful technology-related issues, consumers…

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Kopin Acquires Microdisplay Maker

TAUNTON, Mass. — Building on its leadership in full-color microdisplay technology for high-performance applications, Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) today announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding common stock of Scotland-based Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), an industry leading provider of all-digital, ultrahigh-resolution, near-to-eye ferroelectric reflective microdisplays. The purchase price was approximately $11 million…

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Bourns Releases 5 Videos

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of five new helpful application videos that provide detailed instructions for installing the company’s leading line of guitar potentiometers in electric and bass guitars. The pro-audio application videos serve as a companion resource to Bourns’ previously released application…

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