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MagnaChip appoints Gary Tanner to Board of Directors

08/20/2015  MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, announced the appointment of Gary Tanner to its Board of Directors.

"Quantum dot" technology may help light the future

08/19/2015  Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating.

Inventory levels at LCD TV panel makers are forecast to surge in the second half of 2015

08/19/2015  LCD TV panel makers’ inventory levels will be greater than normal in the second half of 2015, due to softening demand and increased output from new LCD panel manufacturing lines (fabs).

ON Semiconductor names former Texas Instruments VP to Board of Directors

08/19/2015  ON Semiconductor Corporation this week announced that Gilles Delfassy has joined its Board of Directors.

Microcontroller unit shipments surge but falling prices sap sales growth

08/19/2015  Explosion of smartcards, embedded sensors, and new Internet of Things applications are driving up unit volumes of low-cost 32-bit MCU solutions, says Mid-Year Update.

Update for exporters: Trade wins and delays

08/18/2015  With trade policy dominating headlines in recent weeks, all eyes were on Maui in the waning days of August as trade ministers from twelve nations convened for perhaps the final time to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Leon Panetta to deliver keynote address at annual SIA Award Dinner

08/18/2015  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming SIA Award Dinner, taking place on Thursday, Dec. 3 in San Jose, Calif.

MEMS Executive Congress US 2015 examines commercial forces driving MEMS & sensors to $20B by 2020

08/18/2015  MEMS Industry Group (MIG)'s next MEMS Executive Congress US 2015 will explore the market drivers behind the double-digit growth propelling MEMS and sensors to more than $20+ billion by 2020.

SUSS MicroTec announces new competence-center for nanoimprint in North America

08/18/2015  SUSS MicroTec, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are announcing a cooperation agreement in the field of nanoimprint technologies.

Comparison 1Y nanometer NAND architecture and beyond

08/17/2015  Do we still think the 2D NAND Flash technologies have hit the scaling wall?

Drexel engineers 'sandwich' atomic layers to make new materials for energy storage

08/17/2015  A team from Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering created the material-making method, that can sandwich 2-D sheets of elements that otherwise couldn't be combined in a stable way.

Surprising discoveries about 2-D molybdenum disulfide

08/17/2015  Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level.

ISSI provides update on closing of acquisition by Uphill

08/14/2015  Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., a global fabless semiconductor company, today provided an update on the closing of its pending acquisition by Uphill Investment Co. for $23.00 per share in cash.

Weak IT market drags down large-area display market

08/14/2015  Due to decreased information technology (IT) demand, and global currency issues that resulted in higher import prices in most regions, overall large-area TFT LCD unit shipments in the first half (H1) of 2015 fell 2 percent year over year to reach 340 million units.

Discovery in growing graphene nanoribbons could enable faster, more efficient electronics

08/14/2015  University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have discovered a way to grow graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties directly on a conventional germanium semiconductor wafer.

Black phosphorus surges ahead of graphene

08/14/2015  A Korean team of scientists tune BP's band gap to form a superior conductor, allowing for the application to be mass produced for electronic and optoelectronics devices

Peregrine Semiconductor expands into new building

08/14/2015  Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced the addition of a third building to its Sorrento Valley headquarters.

Qualcomm completes $2.4B acquisition of CSR

08/14/2015  Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd, has completed its acquisition of CSR plc (CSR), a fabless provider of end-to-end semiconductor and software solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) and automotive segments.

Low Power Conference at SEMICON Europa 2015

08/12/2015  Trends and innovations for low and ultra-low power integrated circuits are the focus of the Low Power Conference at the SEMICON Europa 2015 in Dresden, October 6-8.

Imec pushes the boundaries of GaN technology

08/12/2015  Nano-electronics research center imec announced today that it is extending its Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) R&D program, and is now offering joint research on GaN-on-Si 200mm epitaxy and enhancement mode device technology.





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