Ioxus Opens Second Plant

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for use in transportation, industrial and energy applications, today announced the opening of its second manufacturing facility in Oneonta, New York. The 22,000 sq. ft. plant, located less than a mile from Ioxus’ headquarters, will create increased capacity for both electrode manufacturing and module assembly to meet…

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STMicro Releases Q1 Results

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 29, 2014. First quarter net revenues totaled $1.83 billion, gross margin was 32.8%, and net loss was $0.03 per share. “First quarter revenue and gross margin results were well aligned with…

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STMicro Names New COO

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced today the appointment of Jean-Marc Chery as Chief Operating Officer. Chery currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS). He will continue to report to Carlo Bozotti, ST’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In this new role, Chery will continue to hold overall responsibility for EPS…

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Building a Business Case for Innovation

Greg Frazier, senior vice president of business development and innovation at Avnet Inc., has been in the supply chain trenches across the Avnet organization since 1977. For the past six years, however, his focus has been on identifying and cultivating opportunities for greater process innovation within Avnet's global business. Since then, Frazier has made a…

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SMIC Releases Q1 Results

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2014. First Quarter 2014 Highlights Revenue was $451.1 million in 1Q14, a decrease of 8.3% quarter over quarter. Non-GAAP revenue…

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Exar to Acquire iML

Exar Corporation (NYSE:EXAR), a leading provider of analog mixed-signal, video and data management solutions, through a wholly owned subsidiary, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integrated Memory Logic Limited (iML TW:3638), a leading provider of analog mixed-signal solutions for the flat panel display market. The iML acquisition supports Exar’s strategy of building a large…

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The Tricky Game of Risk Management

Remember the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that crippled the electronics supply chain? Or the floods that swept through Thailand and hit the disk drive industry? Or how Hurricane Sandy brought much of the US East Coast to a standstill? The list of natural and man-made disasters goes on and on. Each time there's a disruption,…

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