Changes Afoot in Global Solar Market

Currently in No. 3 position, the United States is tipped to become the world's biggest solar market, in the next four years, as adoption and installation rates overtake current leader Germany, thanks to a continuing reduction in component and panel prices. In a report, IHS iSuppli noted Germany will continue to lead the market over…

Cree Appoints Senior VP Global Sales

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces that Bruce Renouard will join the company as senior vice president – sales and business development, effective March 21. In this newly created position, Renouard will be responsible for sales of LED chips, LED components, materials and power and RF components…

Uncertainty Spurs Order Surge

Distributors that specialize in hard-to-find components are seeing a significant uptick in orders, supporting reports that the supply chain could be beginning a round of panic buying. “Companies that would normally order 10,000 components from us are now ordering 80,000 or 90,000,” says Todd Ballew, executive vice president and general manager for independent distributor World…

Distributors Plan for Supply Disruption in Japan

A number of US-based distributors have operations in Japan, and virtually all resellers carry Japanese suppliers on their line cards. {complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.} and {complink 12888|TTI Inc.} are among distributors providing updates on the status of their employees and facilities in the region, and on their expectations for the component supply chain in the…

GigOptix Announces Record Q4

PALO ALTO, Calif. — (GigOptix, Inc. (OTCBB: GGOX), a leading supplier of high performance electronic and electro-optic components that enable next generation 40G and 100G optical networks, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter and 2010 Financial Highlights: Reported record annual revenue of $26.9…