Readers Weigh in on Xilinx-Flex Suit

Many readers have weighed in about the Xilinx-Flextronics suit (See: Xilinx Sues Flextronics for Alleged Fraudulent Chip Resale and The Multiple Dangers of Component Resale) and have made a number of good points I’d like to share here. First, it does not appear that the channel, authorized or independent,  was involved in the transaction. Although…

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Samsung Tops Apple in Enterprise Smartphone Use

ABI Research’s Enterprise Smartphone vendor matrix concluded that, overall, Samsung is number one followed closely by Apple, with BlackBerry rounding out the top three. The vendor matrix ranks companies based on scoring in Implementation and Innovation categories. Nine smartphone OEMs were compared on eighteen criteria including workspace management solutions, partnerships and business customer adoption. Samsung’s…

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Molex Recognizes Partner Huatong

Molex Incorporated has recognized Huatong Electronic Co., Ltd. with its 2013 APS Local Distributor of the Year Award.  Honoring Huatong for outstanding sales achievements and operational excellence as a valued distributor, the award was presented by Molex at a recent presentation ceremony held in Shenzhen, China.  Award nominees were evaluated based on performance criteria, including…

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Molex Awards TTI Europe

Molex Incorporated today announced the honored recipient of its 2013 Global Europe Distributor of the Year Award.  The world’s leading distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, TTI Europe, Inc. received the award in recognition of its outstanding sales achievements, operational excellence, and commitment to advancing Molex electronics innovations globally.  “As a trusted distribution…

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TowerJazz and Panasonic Sign JV

TowerJazz www.towerjazz.com, the global specialty foundry leader (NASDAQ/ TASE ticker: TSEM), and Panasonic Corp., http://panasonic.net/a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications (First Section of TSE and NSE ticker: 6752) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to create a…

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CTS Expands Into Frequency ICs

CTS Electronic Components, Inc.,  www.ctscorp.com/semiconductors, a global leader in designing and manufacturing a diverse array of electronic components for the automotive, communications, medical, industrial, defense and aerospace and computer markets, announces the addition of frequency related Semiconductors to their product offering. CTS’ new line of integrated circuits includes buffers and dividers, capacitive tuning, cable driver…

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IPC Holds Conflict Minerals Workshops

The May 31, 2014, U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) deadline for filing conflict minerals reports required by Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is rapidly approaching.  IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has been actively engaged in the conflict minerals issue for several years and has partnered with consulting…

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