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IR sells commodity unit to Vishay
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As expected, International Rectifier Corp. has sold its Power Control Systems (PCS) business unit to Vishay Intertechnology Inc. for $290 million in cash.
LG develops notebook with built-in HSDPA modem
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South Korea's LG Electronics is marketing a notebook PC with a built-in high-speed downlink packet access modem. The computer supports data transfer as fast as 3.6 Mbits/second for high-speed wireless Internet services.
Siemens VDO takes majority stake in Russian Avtel
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Siemens VDO has agreed with Russian automotive supplier Avtel to acquire 51 of the latter one's shares. The company hopes to benefit from high growth rates in the Russian automotive market.
Profit-challenged
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Despite oil shocks, natural disasters and war, the world economy is chugging along. GDP growth, even with regional variations, is broadly based. This is good news for electronics production and for outsourcing manufacturing.
Ahead of regulations
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Environment-focused initiatives like EuP (the Energy-using Products directive), Reach (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) and other regulations coming primarily out of Europe make it abundantly clear that the electronics industry is by no means viewed as "green" yet.
TXP to acquire Siemens unit
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IDEA releases inspection standard
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During the last five years or so, the negative connotation to the words "grey market" has been largely neutralized, as consolidation among independent distributors created larger, more reputable broker firms with well-defined and accepted roles within the electronics supply chain.
Hope for the embattled engineer
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The Western engineer is not a dying breed. On the contrary, the future belongs to engineers, Western or Eastern.
Energy lure
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As this article was being completed, crude-oil prices reversed direction from their all-time peak of more than $76 per barrel and plunged more than 20 percent within a month, settling below $60. For sheer head-scratching drama, few developments top today's energy-pricing environment, where mission-critical decisions may hinge on supply chain management data that seems to change as soon it's entered on the spreadsheet.

Little Giant
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The Top Global OEMs
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The golden idol has feet of clay, after all. For much of the 1990s and into the early part of this decade, Dell Inc. was a darling on Wall Street, its Round Rock, Texas, headquarters a magnet for manufacturing executives seeking to mimic its much-admired supply chain efficiencies.
Hope for the embattled engineer
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The Western engineer is not a dying breed. On the contrary, the future belongs to engineers, Western or Eastern. If you don't agree, reflect upon the inventions this field has given mankind in just the last 100 years and then let your imagination soar and ponder what great gadgets engineers will give us 20, 50, 100 and

thousands of years hence.
Housing blues
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Thanks to falling crude oil prices, U.S. consumers have more money in their pockets for the coming Christmas and New Year's shopping season. Will some of the extra cash help boost the electronics sector?
Aspect's Satisfaction Index Polls Europe
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Low expectations and poor satisfaction results may seem to be an indictment of contact centers, but we're optimists. We see them as an opportunity to improve!
Benchmarking: Playing the Numbers Game
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Performance standards - if not measured correctly - can really screw things up when comparing performance among competing contact centers. Execs using metrics as a performance comparison benchmark often risk digging themselves into a deeper hole.
Fresh and Effective Ways to Reward Reps
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Employee praise and continuous opportunities for development mean more than anything to agents - and cost next to nothing for call centers.
Technology That Promises To Be Promising
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We keep at least one finger on the pulse of the industry.
Call Center Manager Spotlight: Beverly Stryker, Starbucks Coffee Company
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Stryker took pains to convince her staff that the aim of the quality assurance program was not to spy on employees, but to improve customer interactions.
The ACCE Best of Show Awards 2006
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Six picks for the top innovative tools we saw in Seattle.
From Zero to CRM In Seconds Flat
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Implementing a CRM system is thought of as the nightmare scenario for call center professionals - mountains of delay, integration headaches, uncertainty under every rock. But it's often worth it. Here are some real-life tales that end in success.
Samsung confirmed European SRAM raid, says report
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has confirmed that its offices in Germany were raided as part of an investigation into price fixing of SRAMs, according to a Reuters report.
Leon-3 multiprocessor wins defense design-in, says Gaisler
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Gaisler Research AB has licensed Eonic BV (Delft, The Netherlands) to use a Leon-3 processor core multiple times in a system-on-chip design. Under the deal the Leon-3 core and the GRLIB IP library will be used in the design of a multichannel digital recorder and replay system for signals intelligence and communications.
Cover the bases
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Large OEMs marketing high-volume products typically have detailed warranty repair support strategies and can choose from a wide range of suppliers. OEMs with lower-volume products, however, often address outsourced warranty repair needs as an afterthought. They typically have fewer supply base choices because of the combination of lower volumes and more customized support needs. Often aftermarket support projects are outsourced to the EMS provider that handles volume production as the need for t
Sarbanes-Oxley vs. Hosting?
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Has the changing regulatory environment actually changed anyone's behavior? Inquiring minds want to know.
Samsung wraps up 16 NAND die in multi-chip package
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Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that it has packed 16 NAND die into a multi-chip package that will max out at a density of 16gigabytes, ideal for memory hungry consumer electronics devices.
ChipVision wins $6.4M venture funding
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ChipVision Design Systems, a provider of system-level power analysis tools, has raised 5 million euros (about $6.4 million) in series B funding. The funds will be used to market the company's Orinoco power analysis product, expand customer support, and boost the company's engineering team.
PDF completes $35M acquisition of Si Automation
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Design-for-manufacturability vendor PDF Solutions has completed the acquisition of Si Automation in a cash and stock deal worth roughly $35.6 million.
Faceless Web-interfaced oscilloscopes are LXI compliant
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If you're working with design-verification and functional-test systems, check out Agilent's latest series of 4-channel digital storage oscilloscopes. They're packaged in rack-mountable 1U-high form-factors, and include remote capabilities and graphical Web interfaces.
Deep memory logic analyzers kick it up a notch
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Agilent Technologies expands its logic analyzer line-up with a modular mainframe, two logic analyzer modules offering up to 4X the available memory in the industry, and applications for developers of PCI Express and Altera FPGAs.
60-GHz radio not ready, says WiMedia chief
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Consumer electronics giants who announced Tuesday plans to roll out a specification for 60 GHz wireless links for high definition video in the home are getting ahead of themselves, said the president of the WiMedia Alliance.
Hitachi adds flash, encryption to mobile drives
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With 2.5-unch drives growing rapidly, Hitachi GST said it will push capacity to 200 Gbytes and beyond while adding encryption and flash memory to the disks in 2007.
'Impatient capital' hinders U.S. IC industry, says ARC CEO
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The semiconductor industry in the United States is challenged by "impatient capital" and an investment mindset focused on short term results, according to Carl Schlachte, president and CEO of ARC International
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