EU Looks to Cut Power Use

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Today, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a major research initiative, with several leading academic and corporate research organizations across Europe, to address the alarming growth of energy consumption by electronic devices, ranging from mobile phones to laptops to televisions to supercomputers. The research project, called Steeper, aims…

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AVX Reports Q2

GREENVILLE, S.C. — AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX) AVX today reported preliminary unaudited results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2010. Highlights: • Revenue for the September 2010 quarter of $430.6 million increased 8.6% from the previous quarter and increased 38.7% from the second quarter of last year. • Gross Profit margin improved for the ninth…

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Novellus Reports Q3

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Novellus Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVLS) today reported operating results for its third quarter ended September 25, 2010. Net sales for the third quarter were $367.2 million, up $45.8 million or 14.3 percent from second quarter net sales of $321.4 million, and up $190.3 million or 107.6 percent from third quarter 2009…

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Broadcom Reports Q3

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) today reported unaudited financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net revenue for the third quarter of 2010 was a record $1.806 billion. This represents an increase in net revenue of 12.6% compared with the $1.604 billion reported for the second quarter of 2010 and…

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Infineon Wins Excellence Awards

MUNICH and HOUSTON — Supply Chain Council (SCC, www.supply-chain.org), a global not-for-profit management association, announced the winners of the 2010 Awards for Supply Chain Excellence at the Supply Chain World Europe conference in Munich this week. Winners included: “As this year’s winners of the Supply Chain Council Excellence awards have once again demonstrated, superior supply…

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Europe-China Trade Heating Up

As in the United States, European trade is largely heading east to China. According to data released earlier this month by the European Union’s statistical agency, Eurostat, the 27-nation euro-zone reported strong exports to China. The EU’s exports to China increased from €37 billion (about US$52 billion) in the first half of 2009 to €53…

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The Battle for Logistics

As long as OEMs have been outsourcing their non-core functions, someone with such areas of expertise has been willing to pick up the slack. More often than not, that slack has become a battleground for services providers — in the electronics supply chain, mainly distributors and EMS companies. Yesterday, Flextronics Global Services, a division of…

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Rackspace Honors Ingram Micro

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Demonstrating its thought leadership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world's leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, with the Cloud Visionary Partner of the Year Award. Presented at the 2010 Rackspace Partner Leadership Summit Awards…

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