Strong commodity markets, a booming device resale business and a couple of acquisitions drove profitability for a group of southwestern U.S. electronics processors last year.
ITAD and data center services company Sims Lifecycle Service boosted its sales and profits during the latter half of last year, according to recent financial filings.
Metals mining and smelter company Umicore notched all-time record revenues and earnings in 2021 due to the high prices of precious metals, with recycling revenue increasing by one-third.
Just a couple months ago, experts were predicting a continued rise in gold prices because of inflation concerns. Now, with global and domestic developments, the outlook isn’t so certain.
Micron Technology has started offering a solid-state drive it says is significantly smaller and thinner than others, potentially leading to a decrease in the use of HDDs in future laptops.