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BUSINESS BRIEFS
September 22, 2014
ENERGY Exxon to end drilling in Russia The energy giant said the Treasury Dept. granted it a license to start winding down operations in Russian waters. Earlier Fri., the Kremlin said ExxonMobil and Rosneft were still drilling, disputing a Bloomberg report Thu. that Exxon had stopped on Washington sanctions that bar U.S. oil companies from working there. Meanwhile, Exxon put its Torrance refinery, its only in Calif., up for sale, according to a Reuters report, as environmental standards stiffen. Shares rose 0.5%.

Excalibur Exhibits Secures ONS 2014 Best HSE Stand Performance Award
September 20, 2014
Excalibur Exhibits recently reported that it has been awarded the Best HSE Stand Performance Award at Offshore Northern Seas 2014 (ONS 2014), a bi-annual event held in Stavanger, Norway.

Strategy Analytics: GaAs Device Market Rings Up Record Revenues in 2013
September 20, 2014
Ongoing growth in cellular and Wi-Fi applications will continue to drive GaAs device revenues higher. According to a company release, the recently released Strategy Analytics Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) Forecast and Outlook report, "GaAs Industry Forecast: 2013- 2018" and the accompanying spreadsheet model forecasts further growth in the GaAs device market in 2014, before competitive technologies and trends act to reduce the growth rates. Strategy Analytics has published the annual market forecast report for clients of the ASA service, but it is also available to purchase separately. Extensive market models detailing the more than 30 market segments that utilize GaAs devices back the forecast. The ASA service specifically focuses on the different semiconductor technologies like GaAs, GaN, InP, SiC and silicon that compete for end applications in the RF, optical and power electronics segments, resulting in the most robust market data in the industry.

Mentor Graphics Introduces Embedded Hypervisor Product
September 20, 2014
Mentor Graphics has launched its newest version of the Mentor Embedded Hypervisor product, offering features for system configuration, debugging, and hardware support for developing secure applications.

Uniquify Highlights DDR Memory IP
September 20, 2014
Uniquify confirmed that its adaptive DDR memory subsystem intellectual property (IP), recently established as the fastest DDR4 clocking 2800 Mbps in a 28nm process technology, has been licensed to a variety of companies in many of the semiconductor industry's fastest growing market segments.

Kemet and NEC Signs Amendment to Option Pact
September 20, 2014
Kemet Corp. reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kemet Electronics Corp., and NEC Corp. have entered into an amendment to the parties' March 12, 2012 Option Agreement.

Hisense introduces first Laser Cinema worldwide
September 19, 2014
If monochrome, color and LCD television represent the three important eras in the development of display technologies, the dawn of the fourth era took place on September 10th, with the introduction of the Laser Cinema by Hisense. Hisense looks forward to winning a controlling position in next-generation display technologies in world markets through its leading position in the emerging laser display technology.

EMCORE to Demonstrate End-to-End DOCSIS 3.1 CATV Transmission Link at SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo; Demo to Feature EMCORE's Medallion Series CATV Transmitters, Optical Amplification and Switching Equipment
September 19, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today that it will host a demonstration of its End-to-End DOCSIS 3.1 CATV transmission link capabilities at the Society of Cable Television's (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo in Booth #1505, September 23-25 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado. A DOCSIS 3.1 compliant prototype of EMCORE's Medallion 6000 Series 1550 nm CATV Transmitter will be featured in the demonstration, along with the new Medallion 2100 Optical A/B Switch and Medallion 7100 CATV Fiber Amplifier transmitting over a 40 km fiber link to EMCORE's RFoG (Radio Frequency over Glass) Transceiver.

With iPhone 6 Debut, iPhone Unlockers Rake in Big Business; iPhones being unlocked in record numbers amid iPhone 6 consumer frenzy as consumers trade in older iPhones
September 19, 2014
Demand is sky high for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 released today, considered the most substantial upgrade and redesign of Apple's flagship phone for several years- and third party unlockers are reveling.

Mentor Graphics and Lumerical Unify Optical Design and Simulation Flow
September 19, 2014
 Mentor Graphics Corp., (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in electronic design automation, today announced an integration with Lumerical's INTERCONNECT to enable new silicon photonics design methodologies that leverage the Pyxis(TM) and Calibre® platforms.  With the INTERCONNECT integration, users are now able to perform optical circuit simulation directly from the Pyxis Schematic.


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