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MediaTek and Japan Display unveil 120Hz display on mobile devices
July 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Japan Display Inc., an LCD technology company, have unveiled 120Hz display on mobile devices.

A*STAR introduces four joint laboratories to support semiconductor industry
July 24, 2014
July 24: A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and its 10 industry partners have introduced four joint laboratories 'Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs' representing a commitment of S$200 million between private and public sectors to support semiconductor industry, A*STAR said in a statement.

PNC Arena Debuts New LED Lighting System
July 24, 2014
A U.S. arena will feature LED lighting when PNC Arena-home to the Carolina Hurricanes-unveils the new system for the preseason opener this fall.

Revolution Lighting Technologies Inks Distribution Pact with Ganga Hospitality
July 24, 2014
Revolution Lighting Technologies has entered into a strategic distribution partnership with Ganga Hospitality. According to a media release, the partnership will significantly expand the distribution of Revolution Lighting's LED lighting products into Ganga's large and existing base of more than 12,000 customers.

PNC Arena to Implement LED Lighting System
July 24, 2014
This fall PNC Arena will become the first National Hockey League U.S. arena to feature LED lighting. According to a media release, Dave Olsen, Executive Vice President and General Manager of PNC Arena, announced that the Centennial Authority has partnered with Musco, which will install its Show-Light Green LED system in the coming weeks.

Sony Increases Production Capacity for Stacked CMOS Image Sensors
July 24, 2014
Tokyo. OREANDA-NEWS . Sony Corporation announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center ("Nagasaki TEC") and Kumamoto Technology Center ("Kumamoto TEC") from the second half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 ("FY14") through the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 ("FY15"), to increase its production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors.This investment is primarily intended to reinforce Nagasaki TEC's layering process production capabilities, as well as Kumamoto TEC's mastering process facilities.On January 29, 2014, Sony announced its plans to establish and invest in Yamagata Technology Center ("Yamagata TEC") as a facility mainly conducting the mastering process. The current investment is expected to enable Sony to complete subsequent stages of production, including the layering process, at Nagasaki TEC on semiconductor chips that have undergone the mastering process at Yamagata TEC, providing Sony with a fully integrated production system for stacked CMOS image sensors.This investment forms part of Sony's mid - to long-term plan to increase its total production capacity for image sensors to approximately 75,000 wafers per month, and is expected to increase the current capacity of approximately 60,000 wafers per month to approximately 68,000 wafers per month in August 2015.Stacked CMOS image sensors deliver superior image quality and advanced functionality, together with compact size. Demand for these image sensors is anticipated to further increase, particularly within the expanding market for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

NEC Display Solutions America: FDA 510(K) Clears 30-inch Unit as Diagnostic Radiology Monitor
July 24, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America said that its new 30-inch MultiSync MD302C6 LCD wide-screen display received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance for diagnostic review applications in healthcare organizations.

-Mentor Graphics Announces New Worldwide Sales Executive
July 24, 2014
ENP Newswire - 24 July 2014Release date- 23072014 - WILSONVILLE, OR-Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the appointment of Mike Ellow as senior vice president, World Trade, effective August 1, 2014.

Markets for Silver Nanomaterials as Transparent Conductors
July 23, 2014
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Markets for Silver Nanomaterials as Transparent Conductorshttp://www.reportlinker.com/p02027606/Markets-for-Silver-Nanomaterials-as-Transparent-Conductors.html SummaryThe growth of the touch-screen market has focused efforts on alternative materials that might make a dent in ITO's dominance as a transparent conductor. Several years ago the hype was all about carbon nanotubes, but now it appears that nanomaterials made from silver are much more likely to gain market share.In this report, we assess the current state of the market for transparent conductors made with silver nanowires and silver nanoparticles. This report draws from research gathered from NanoMarkets ongoing industry research program in the area of transparent conductors, but we have also brought the story right up to date based on the latest developments in the sector, showing what the current prospects are for silver nanomaterials in the transparent conductor sector.

The polariton laser: With 250x lower power consumption, could this be the answer to on-chip optical interconnects?
July 23, 2014
Engineers at the University of Michigan and Intel have succeeded in creating the first practical, room-temperature polariton laser. The polariton laser is of extreme interest because it requires just 0.4% of the current required by normal lasers, making it a prime candidate for use with on-chip optical interconnects. It is also believed that the polariton laser is the first new practical method of producing coherent laser light since the laser diode debuted more than 50 years ago in 1962. In a normal laser (which is actually an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation"), a large amount of electrical current is applied to a lasing material. In a standard laser diode, the material is usually consists of a sandwich of semiconductor pairs (gallium arsenide and aluminium gallium arsenide are a common pairing). Electricity is pumped into this sandwich until they cross a certain threshold, at which point it emits photons (that's the stimulated emission part). The problem is, a large amount of current is required to cross that threshold, and up until that point there's no lasing at all.


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