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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OmniVision Reports Q2

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended October 31, 2010. Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were $239.5 million, as compared to $193.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, and $183.3…

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Motorola to Complete Separation on Jan. 4

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its board of directors has approved the separation of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (“Motorola Mobility”) from Motorola, Inc. through a tax-free dividend involving the distribution of all Motorola Mobility common stock held by Motorola to Motorola stockholders and has also approved a reverse stock split…

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Suppliers Are a Weak Link – for Now

Weak links in the supply chain change from time to time, but they never really go away. The global recession hit all segments of the tech industry hard, and supplier insolvency remains a leading concern in the electronics supply chain. “While high-tech manufacturers have been significantly affected by the global recession, their suppliers have been…

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Digi-Key to Distribute Phihong Products

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, and Phihong USA, one of the most trusted names in power electronics, today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key…

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Mouser Stocking Freescale ColdFire

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is stocking new product from Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale Semiconductor MCF51EM devices are smart-meter-on-a-chip 32-bit ColdFire V1 Microcontrollers with an embedded LCD controller, a 16-bit analog to digital converter, and metrology-specific peripherals optimized for smart meter applications. These…

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Mitsubishi Electric Acquires Vincotech

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503)(hereafter “Mitsubishi Electric”) has announced that Mitsubishi Electric and The Gores Group have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement on the acquisition of Vincotech group, a manufacturer of electronic components (hereafter “Vincotech”) based in Germany. Having its main business activities in Europe, Vincotech specializes in the development, manufacturing (assembly testing…

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