Tyco Issues Dividend

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that the $0.16 per share quarterly dividend for the first fiscal quarter of 2011 will be payable on Dec. 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 7, 2010, subject to a required filing with the Swiss Commercial Register. The…

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How Practical Are 01005-Size Chip Resistors?

From a supplier standpoint 01005-size chip resistors require very advanced thick film deposition equipment with extremely tight process control as well as more advanced thick film materials. Beyond that, they require advanced laser trimming systems for calibration and very precise breaking equipment and processes to treat them. But maybe the most absurd of all the…

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Avnet to Distribute Micross Products

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a distribution agreement with high-reliability, memory producer Micross Components (formerly Austin Semiconductor). The agreement will enable both companies to bring Micross Components’ entire line of QML-certified (qualified manufacturers list) and ISO 9001/AS9100 registered semiconductor products to the military, aerospace,…

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SMIC Producing Rockchip Chips

SHANGHAI — Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Rockchip”), a leading Fabless Semiconductor company and mobile-internet SOC solution provider, today announced that its design of a high-end digital-analog mixed SOC chip has successfully entered into commercial production at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK) using SMIC's 65-nm Low-Power…

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In Search of Counterfeiting’s Silver Bullet

“There's no silver bullet for counterfeiting,” says Phil Huff, CEO of Brandwatch Technologies, a provider of brand security and product authentication solutions. The electronics industry knows this all too well. While leading companies in the industry are enacting their own anti-counterfeiting measures—such as attaching identification numbers or ID tags to track their components and products—the…

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