NEDA + ECA = ECIA

ATLANTA — The Boards of Directors of the National Electronics Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA) voted in September to approve the consolidation of the two associations into one – the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA). The newly created association is on schedule to commence operation in January 2011. The mission of…

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Spotlight on Mexico as Global Labor Costs Rise

The surge of labor costs in China has prompted talk of resurgence in Mexico’s electronics manufacturing service (EMS) industry in recent months, but the rise of contract manufacturing in the country actually reflects a longer-term phenomenon enabled by favorable business conditions south of the US border. During the past few months, {complink 7427|iSuppli Corp.} interviews…

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NXP Posts Q3

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) today reported financial results for its third quarter 2010, and provided guidance for the fourth quarter. “The third quarter represented our sixth consecutive quarter of growth and significant operational improvement, as we continue to execute on our High Performance Mixed Signal solutions strategy,” said Richard Clemmer,…

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Future Electronics Offers Workshops

MONTREAL — Future Electronics is offering free “Kinetis™ Connects with MQX™ RTOS” training workshops for design engineers to quickly learn how to use the newly announced Kinetis ARM® Cortex™-M4 microcontrollers from Freescale Semiconductor. Kinetis offers unprecedented flexibility in scalable design with entry level parts starting as low as $1, while at the same time offering…

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Vishay Reports Q3

MALVERN, Pa. — Dr. Felix Zandman, Executive Chairman of the Board, and Dr. Gerald Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH), announced today that revenues for the fiscal quarter ended October 2, 2010 were $694.4 million, compared to $525.3 million for the fiscal quarter ended September 26, 2009. The net earnings…

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Sanmina-SCI Closes Q4

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sanmina-SCI Corporation (“Sanmina-SCI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 2, 2010. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $1.69 billion, up 4 percent, compared to $1.63 billion in the prior quarter ended…

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Despite Volatility, US VC Investment in Clean Technology Is Up

US venture investment in clean technology (cleantech) so far this year has been “volatile,” according to consultancy Ernst & Young LLP. Although funding dropped significantly in the third quarter of 2010, the general trend has been upward. Venture funding for cleantech — which includes alternative fuels; energy/electricity generation; energy storage; energy efficiency; recycling and related…

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Digi-Key Stocks CUI Modules

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on the Novum POL Modules and Demonstration Kit from CUI Inc. CUI has developed a new line of non-isolated digital dc-dc Point-of-Load (POL)…

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