Gartner: Global Chip Market to Slow in 2011

STAMFORD, CT– As the semiconductor industry completes one of its most successful years in 2010, the market is positioned for continued, albeit slower, growth in 2011, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, Inc. Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $314 billion in 2011, up 4.6 percent from 2010's estimated revenue of $300.3 billion.…

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Mouser First to Stock New Sharp LCDs

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is stocking new product from Sharp Microelectronics. Sharp Microelectronics LS013B4DN02 1.35-inch PNLC Memory LCDs deliver electrical options for design flexibility. The LS013B4DN02 thin 1.35-inch display with FPC connection comes with a flex cable that simplifies the connection…

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SemiLEDs Announces IPO Price

HSINCHU, Taiwan — SemiLEDs Corporation (“SemiLEDs” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LEDS), a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,250,000 shares of its common stock, at $17.00 per share. All shares are being sold by the Company. SemiLEDs has granted the underwriters a…

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Globalization Reset

As has been oft noted, the electronics industry is cyclical in nature. Companies both up and down the supply chain wrestle with this fact daily and, in general, have done a pretty good job. During the global economic meltdown, demand suddenly fell off a cliff rather than modulating through another of its endless cycles. This…

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The Ghost of Options Past

Remember stock options? Those perks that made millionaires out of rank-and-file employees? Whatever happened to those things anyway? I haven't thought about stock options in years, although they fueled lots of debate in the high-tech industry as recently as 2005. A press release issued Wednesday by {complink 4863|Semtech Corp.} reminded me what all the fuss…

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A New PC OEM, a Tired Business Model

French startup Jolicloud is launching a netbook that it says offers {complink 2657|Intel Corp.}'s Atom dual-core n550 in a box that retails for less than competing PCs. The netbook is cheaper because it does not run Windows as its operating system, which Jolicloud has replaced with a very elegant-looking Linux-based OS that offers free access…

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