Seagate Announces Share Repurchase

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced its board of directors terminated discussions with private equity firms regarding a going private transaction, principally because it determined that the indications of the valuation range were not in the best interest of the company and its shareholders. As previously announced by Seagate on…

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Speaking Up for Thin-Film Chip Resistors

Thick-film chip resistors have been the preferred low-cost, surface-mounted design (SMD) solution since the introduction of surface-mount technology. In the past, thin-film resistive technology has been reserved for precision applications where noise, stability, or temperature has significant adverse effects on a design. However, the cost difference between thick-film and thin-film has forced engineers to compromise…

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Motorola Solutions Names New Board

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — On Jan. 4, 2011, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) will change its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc., will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “MSI,” and will have the following board members: • Gregory Q. Brown, director and president & CEO • David W. Dorman, non-executive chairman…

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Mouser Delivers Tiny Amphenol BNC

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest electronic components and technologies, today announced it is stocking new Amphenol RF HD (High Density) BNC Connectors and Adapters. Amphenol RF is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of RF connector systems. The Amphenol RF HD-BNC Connectors and…

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LG Electronics Shuffles Execs

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — As part of a global reorganization designed to speed decision making and maximize efficiencies, LG Electronics today announced organizational changes in the United States, refocusing operations on key business units. Wayne Park has been named President of LG Electronics USA, Inc. (LGEUS), in addition to his broad regional responsibilities. A 28-year…

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Avnet EM Japan Wins Xilinx Award

TOKYO — The Avnet EM Japan business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing has received an “Outstanding Performance Distribution Partner Branch Award” at the 2010 Xilinx Worldwide Sales Conference in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 2010. “Xilinx is delighted to present Avnet EM Japan with our Outstanding Performance Distribution Partner Branch Award for 2010 said…

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Freescale, CriticalBlue Expand Collaboration

AUSTIN, Texas — Freescale Semiconductor and CriticalBlue Limited have expanded their relationship with an alliance focused on streamlining embedded multicore software development for Freescale platforms. CriticalBlue’s Prism development environment will support a broader range of Freescale’s QorIQ and Power Architecture-based multicore products. In addition, the companies will co-develop tools, extensions and methods to help customers…

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Renesas Mobile Launches

TOKYO — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that Renesas Mobile Corporation, which engages in SoC business mainly for mobile devices and car navigation systems, started operation on December 1, 2010. Renesas Electronics also announced that it has completed the purchase of the wireless modem business of Nokia…

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