TT Electronics Inks Asia Pact With WPI

WEYBRIDGE, U.K. — TT electronics has announced that it has signed a new strategic distribution agreement with World Peace Industrial Group (WPI Group), a member of WPG Holdings. Under the new agreement WPI Group will support sales of TT electronics' passive components and discrete semiconductors throughout Asia and particularly China. Commenting on the distribution deal,…

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Rambus Sues Chipmakers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies, today announced it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting the commencement of an investigation pertaining to products from Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., LSI Corporation, MediaTek Inc., NVIDIA Corporation and STMicroelectronics N. V. The…

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Synopsys Posts Q4

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, Synopsys reported revenue of $375.5 million, compared to $338.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal…

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Semtech Posts Q3

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, reported un-audited financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2011 that ended October 31, 2010. “Semtech delivered another quarter of record-setting revenue, gross margin, operating profit and earnings per share. Continued demand for our solutions resulted in sequential…

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Vitesse Closes Fiscal 2010

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets: VTSS.PK), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and audited fiscal year 2010 ended September 30, 2010. Fiscal Year 2010 Highlights • Net revenues of $166.0 million compared with $168.2 million in fiscal…

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Seagate Announces Share Repurchase

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced its board of directors terminated discussions with private equity firms regarding a going private transaction, principally because it determined that the indications of the valuation range were not in the best interest of the company and its shareholders. As previously announced by Seagate on…

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Speaking Up for Thin-Film Chip Resistors

Thick-film chip resistors have been the preferred low-cost, surface-mounted design (SMD) solution since the introduction of surface-mount technology. In the past, thin-film resistive technology has been reserved for precision applications where noise, stability, or temperature has significant adverse effects on a design. However, the cost difference between thick-film and thin-film has forced engineers to compromise…

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