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Altera CEO John Daane Receives 2014 Robert N. Noyce Award From Semiconductor Industry Association
November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014: Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced that President, CEO and Chairman of the Board John P. Daane is this year's recipient of the prestigious Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Robert N. Noyce Award. Daane was presented the award by John Kelly, senior vice president and director of IBM research and 2014 SIA chairman, before the semiconductor industry's top leaders and more than 400 SIA members at the annual SIA dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on November 13, 2014. Selected by the SIA Board of Directors and members, the award recognizes Daane's sustained contributions to advancing the semiconductor industry both in the United States and throughout the world. "John represents the heart and soul of our industry, and we are pleased to recognize his efforts with this well-deserved award," said Brian Toohey, president and CEO of the SIA. "During his tenure on the SIA Board and throughout his career, John has brought leaders together to tackle issues facing our industry and advance critical semiconductor priorities."

Toshiba Introduces New Low-Height Transistor Output Photocoupler; Offers Wider Creepage Distance; Suited to Applications with Strict Height Requirements
November 26, 2014
 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.(TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of a new transistor output photocoupler in a low-height SO6L 4 pin package - the TLP385. With its low-height of 2.3mm (max), 45 percent lower than DIP4 packages, the TLP385 can be used in situations with strict height requirements. Applications including motherboards, programmable logic controllers, AC adapters, I/O interface boards, inverter interfaces and general purpose power supplies are suited to the new photocouplers.

Telensa Street Light Controls Selected by Ringway for Hertfordshire County Council's £6.5m A-road Upgrade
November 26, 2014
Telensa ( www.telensa.com ), the award-winning wireless street lighting control company, has been selected to supply its PLANet street light central management system (CMS) as part of Hertfordshire County Council's pioneering £6.5m A-road improvement project, managed by highway services contractor Ringway. More than 12,600 street lights on Hertfordshire's A-roads are being upgraded to LED lighting and the council is simultaneously installing Telensa's CMS to allow the lights to be monitored from a central point. This will reduce inspection costs and make it easier to spot and repair any faults.

Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of Jim Brown as Technical Sales Engineer
November 26, 2014
Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Jim Brown as a Technical Sales Engineer of Park Electrochemical Corp. In this position, Mr. Brown will be responsible for sales of Park's aerospace and electronics product lines in the Eastern territory of the United States. Mr. Brown will report to Robert Nurmi, Park's Vice President of Sales - Americas.

CyberOptics Features Advanced Airborne Particle Sensor Technology at SEMICON Japan; Company shows 60% increased sensitivity in industry-leading airborne particle sensor technology and continues to enable improvement in fab yields and equipment uptime
November 26, 2014
CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, will demonstrate its wireless measurement devices for chamber gapping, leveling, wafer handoff teaching, vibration and airborne particle measurement, at SEMICON Japan in Booth #4013 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Dec., 3-5, 2014. To address the market demand for airborne particle measurement in 150mm semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), LED and flat panel display fabs, CyberOptics will also highlight the new WaferSense® Airborne Particle Sensor APS2 150C, its most recent extension of its APS line in a 150mm wafer form factor. The new APS2 150C incorporates advanced technology with a 60% increase in particle sensitivity at <10 false counts per hour.

CyberOptics Features Advanced Airborne Particle Sensor Technology at SEMICON Japan; Company shows 60% increased sensitivity in industry-leading airborne particle sensor technology and continues to enable improvement in fab yields and equipment uptime
November 26, 2014
CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, will demonstrate its wireless measurement devices for chamber gapping, leveling, wafer handoff teaching, vibration and airborne particle measurement, at SEMICON Japan in Booth #4013 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Dec., 3-5, 2014. To address the market demand for airborne particle measurement in 150mm semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), LED and flat panel display fabs, CyberOptics will also highlight the new WaferSense® Airborne Particle Sensor APS2 150C, its most recent extension of its APS line in a 150mm wafer form factor. The new APS2 150C incorporates advanced technology with a 60% increase in particle sensitivity at <10 false counts per hour.

Microsemi to Present at Nasdaq OMX 31st Investor Program in London
November 26, 2014
 Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will present at the Nasdaq OMX 31st Investor Program in London on Dec. 3 at 10:45 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (5:45 a.m. EST).

Pakistan: Super material to enhance digital memory
November 26, 2014
ISLAMABAD, Nov. 26 -- Researchers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln have employed Nobel Prize-winning material graphene to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity random-access memory (RAM).

EGP 120bn investments in communications sector over the next five years: Atef Helmy
November 26, 2014
Atef Helmy says that his ministry is developing public services in order to make them more competitive, productive, and transparent in offering clear services to the people.(DNE Photo) By Mohamed Alaa El-Din The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is looking to attract investments worth EGP 5bn over the coming five years, said Minister of Communication Atef Helmy in an interview with Daily News Egypt. In the next few weeks, the ministry will begin building 27 buildings in the Technology Zone in Maadi, with investments worth EGP 2bn. According to Helmy, the ministry is establishing a suitable investment environment in the sector by amending rules and regulations and providing attractive investment opportunities. Helmy declared that the ministry is issuing a smart electricity metre in the coming weeks in cooperation with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy. Thirty million meters will be issued with investments worth EGP 5-7bn. The ministry is also working with the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade and United Arab Emirates (UAE) to train 10,000 workers on technological equipment as part of the ministry's plan to train the workforce.

Advantest system comes to market
November 26, 2014
LEADING semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation has announced that a new mould thickness metrology system, the TS9000, for measuring the thickness of semiconductor packaging, is available for purchase. The system is based on advances in Terahertz (THz) technology pioneered by Advantest.


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