World Micro Names Quality Manager

ATLANTA — Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., announced today that it has appointed Gary Beckstedt to serve as the company's quality manager, heading the company's Atlanta headquarters quality department. Beckstedt's role will be to coordinate all quality programs and processes in Atlanta, including ISO standards programs, ESD programs, inspection and counterfeit detection, personnel…

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PMC-Sierra Posts Q4

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 26, 2010. Net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2010 were $159.3 million, compared with $139.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 and $162.3 million reported in the third quarter…

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Wesco Posts Q4

PITTSBURGH — WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, today announced its 2010 fourth quarter and full-year financial results. The following are results for the quarter-ended December 31, 2010 compared to the quarter-ended December 31,…

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Microchip Technology Posts Q3

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today reported results for the three months ended December 31, 2010. Consolidated net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 were $367.8 million, down 3.8% sequentially from net sales of $382.3 million in the immediately preceding quarter,…

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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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