Digi-Key & Exar Sign Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and FREMONT, Calif. — 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 entered into an agreement with Exar Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAR) to distribute the company’s analog and mixed-signal ICs to Digi-Key customers around the…

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Cirrus Reports Q2

AUSTIN, Texas — Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS), a leader in high-precision analog and digital signal processing components, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which ended September 25, 2010. “Our energy product lines also delivered strong results, and we received our first production orders for our power factor correction…

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Another Vote for Gate-First HKMG

{complink 4185|Panasonic} recently announced it would begin shipping 32nm gate-first HKMG LSI parts for use in its consumer line of Blu-ray Disc players. This announcement is notable for several reasons. First, this is another endorsement for the gate-first HKMG team. {complink 2470|IBM Corp.} and the Common Platform foundries are going with gate-first. {complink 2657|Intel Corp.}…

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Cypress Reports Q3

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:CY) today announced that revenue for the 2010 third quarter was $231.9 million, up 4.0% from $223.0 million for the prior quarter, and up 29.8% from $178.7 million for the year-ago period. “Strong sales, combined with our ongoing cost-reduction programs, led to record gross margin, very strong earnings…

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Avnet Offers Freescale Design Workshops

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), invites the engineering community to attend an upcoming SpeedWay Design Workshop™ featuring Freescale Semiconductor’s Kinetis™ ARM® Cortex™-M4 Microcontrollers. This one-day, hands-on workshop costs $99 and will be held in 21 cities across North America. Attendees will receive a free Kinetis Tower…

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Siemens Honors Texas Instruments

MUNICH, Germany — Siemens AG has honored its best suppliers worldwide in fiscal 2010. The four awards are shared between two major concerns and two mid-sized companies. The U.S. company Texas Instruments took first place in the overall ranking. In addition, Siemens selected the Trips Group Germany as the most innovative supplier, Franke GmbH with…

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