LEDs Are Set to Take Over Lighting

Recent favorable analyst comments on the LED (Light Emitting Diode) market and, specifically, market leader {complink 12830|Cree Inc.} have once again fired up interest in LEDs, which have the potential for long-term market-share gains in many conventional lighting markets. In fact, it seems that, if anything, LED growth has been underestimated. LED lights differ from…

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NetLogic Elects New Board Member

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL), a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced that Marvin D. Burkett has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. “Marv’s extensive experience in executive roles at large public semiconductor companies will add further depth to our Board of Directors,”…

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Global Chip Sales Flat in Oct.

WASHINGTON — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today reported that worldwide semiconductor sales in October were $26.3 billion, staying flat from the prior month when sales were also $26.3 billion. Sales increased by 19.8 percent from October 2009 when sales were $22.0 billion. Sales for the year through October were $248.2 billion compared to $181.2…

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Chip Execs Bullish on 2011

Right on the heels of positive news for the manufacturing sector, chip executives are predicting solid sales and employment growth for 2011. (See: Positive Signs From the US Manufacturing Industry.) However, the data, gathered in a global survey conducted by {complink 7219|KPMG International} also indicates the chip cycle will peak within the next 12 months.…

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Values Up or Prices Down

The Internet, enabled by cool applications, has brought the process of competitive bidding to an entirely new level. Reverse auctions, for example, have squeezed savings out of suppliers in every situation I am aware of. But it’s getting worse for suppliers. Some companies are using bidding to gauge a supplier's competitiveness. That may be clever…

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China OKs Tyco’s ADC Buy

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) received notification that the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, which is responsible for the review of acquisition transactions under the Antimonopoly Law and its implementing regulations, has cleared the company's proposed acquisition of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADCT).…

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