Hittite Microwave Acquires Arctic Silicon

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Hittite Microwave Corporation (Nasdaq:HITT) today announced it has acquired Arctic Silicon Devices, a developer of advanced mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) technology, located in Trondheim, Norway. The acquisition price was approximately $12.0 million in cash and equity. The acquisition provides Hittite with new IC design and integration capability and a state-of-the-art product line…

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Ramtron Announces Exec Changes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. semiconductor maker Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, today announced the resignation of its Chief Operating Officer Robert R. Djokovich, the promotion of Michael D. Hollabaugh to Chief Marketing Officer, and the appointment of Mary C. Chu as…

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Microchip Wins Tech Awards

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by the following electronics industry publications for product innovation and leadership. Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC® microcontrollers, featuring the industry’s lowest active and sleep power consumption, continue to gain top honors from…

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UMC Produces CMOS-MEMS Sensors

HSINCHU, Taiwan — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the company has produced customer Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensor products, with volume production scheduled for this year. This milestone follows three years of successful MEMS technology development at the foundry. A customer microphone product using UMC's…

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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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