Advanced Photonix Releases Financial Data

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Advanced Photonix, Inc.® (NYSE Amex: API) (the “Company”) today reported its first quarter fiscal 2012 results ending July 1, 2011. The Company's revenues for the quarter ended July 1, 2011 were $8.1 million, an increase of 30% (or $1.8 million) over revenues of $6.3 million for the quarter ended July 2,…

Atmel Hooks a Big One

{complink 520|Atmel Corp.} recently struck a deal to provide touch screens for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, placing the company in a positive position to move into other consumer electronics sectors also adopting the technology, such as cameras, cars, printers, and netbooks, according to analysts. Increased success means added attention, but for Atmel, it translates immediately…

Datasheets: A Resource for Engineers & Procurement

Design engineers and OEM/contract manufacturing purchasing specialists deal with too many perplexing issues every day, most of them centered on identifying, locating, and securing parts for products quickly and at the optimal price. This never-ending quest often results in delayed design or production, which can lead to missed market opportunities. The industry hasn't been idle…

Display Market Outsourcing Accelerates

Display-sourcing strategies are becoming clear, and not because screen resolution technology is any better. LG Display, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal, announced today its second-quarter net profit declined by 96 percent from a year ago. So recent moves by panel manufacturers {complink 5648|Toshiba Corp.} and {complink 4907|Sharp Electronics Corp.} are making sense:…

Companies Focus on Strategic Sourcing of Displays

There have been a number of moves in recent weeks that underscore the increasing importance of displays as part of manufacturers' overall sourcing strategies. Panel makers, such as {complink 4907|Sharp Electronics Corp.} and {complink 5648|Toshiba Corp.}, and consumers of displays, such as {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} and {complink 1259|Compal Electronics Inc.}, are shoring up their…

Arrow Expands Global Agreement With Carclo

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) is expanding its global distribution agreement with Carclo Technical Plastics to distribute its optical products in North America and Asia. Carclo Technical Plastics is a global manufacturer of discrete optics and modular optical systems with facilities in Europe, the Americas and in Asia. Carclo products include electro-optic and…

Toshiba Revamps Regional LCD Supply Chain

In an effort to increase its competitiveness in the North American consumer market, {complink 5648|Toshiba Corp.} is selling its Chihuahua, Mexico-based LCD production facilities to PC manufacturer {complink 1259|Compal Electronics Inc.} The announcement, made in a press release today, comes on the heels of market reports that LCD TV demand in North America is “alarmingly”…

Looking for the Ultimate in Display Technology

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but what do a leading EMS, two universities, and the US Department of Energy have in common? They are all working separately on technologies that, if combined, will lead to the ultimate solution in display technology. This week, EMS {complink 4773|Sanmina-SCI Corp.} entered into a manufacturing…

Methode Electronics Reports Q4

CHICAGO, Il. — Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2011 fourth quarter and year ended April 30, 2011. Read the full press release. {complink 3389|Methode Electronics inc.}