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TrendForce Updates on LED Manufacturers
December 18, 2014
Lighting market demands were stronger than expected in the first half of 2014, leading to a period of LED supply shortages, according to a company release, from TrendForce. In a release, Roger Chu, Research Director of LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, said, despite the positive development, the industry was impacted by clients double booking and distributors rising inventory levels during second half of the year. Many manufacturers were impacted by the markets cooling demands, and price competition as a result. Worth noting, the emergence of Chinese LED manufacturers led to sliding LED product prices. LED manufacturers will raise technology entry levels and find new applications in hopes to raise profitability in 2015.

ReportsnReports Issues TSV 3D IC Industry Future Market Trends Research
December 18, 2014
ReportsnReports added Future Trends of the Worldwide TSV 3D IC Industry research report published in Dec 2014 and providing global industry value forecast up to 2017 and major players' development plan in 2015 and 2016.

UBM Canon and Design News Updates on Golden Mousetrap Awards
December 18, 2014
UBM Canon and Design News reported the finalists in the 2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards, a program that celebrates the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing. According to a company release, the winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Anaheim Marriott, in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. This is in conjunction with the Pacific Design and Manufacturing trade event being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Feb. 10-12. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Ben Heck, of element14's The Ben Heck Show.

Intertek Unveils Class P Service for LED Lighting Manufacturers
December 18, 2014
Intertek reported the launch of the Class P program for LED lighting drivers. According to a release from the Company, the Class P program is a system for LED lighting drivers that defines evaluation and testing guidelines for standardized LED driver constructions and ratings. The goal of Intertek's Class P program is to simplify the process of product testing and certification for its clients and help them launch products that meet safety requirements for the North American marketplace. Intertek is the first Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) to offer Class P Listed status LED drivers.

ON Semiconductor Unveils New Family of Ultra-Low Power Precision Operational Amplifiers; New zero drift, low voltage devices highly suited to precision applications in industrial, consumer, wireless, IoT and automotive where strong stability across wide operating temperature ranges is mandated
December 17, 2014
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficiency innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers (op amps) that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. Targeted at industrial, white goods, telecom, wearables, Internet-of-Things (IoT), test equipment and instrumentation applications, the NCS325 and NCS333 op amp devices enhance the accuracy of motor control feedback and power supply control loops, thereby contributing to higher overall system efficiency. These devices are complemented by the new NCV333 automotive-qualified (AEC-Q100 grade 1) op amp offering similar functional performance for power train, braking, electronic power steering, valve controls, fuel pump and fuel injection system applications. Featuring high DC precision parameters, such as the 10 micro Volts (µV) maximum input offset voltage at ambient temperature and the 30 nV/°C of offset temperature drift, make these amplifier devices extremely well optimized for low side current sensing and voltage differential measurement on front-end sensor functions. Minimal voltage variations over temperature along with close to zero offset ensure the efficiency of systems exposed to wide operating temperature ranges without the need for complex software calibration algorithms, resulting in a more manageable design and longer product lifespan.

Legacy Electronics Elected New Member of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers
December 17, 2014
Legacy Electronics , a USA manufacturer of computer products, was selected for membership in the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM ). AGEM is a global non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, systems, online technology, key components, table games, support products and services for the gaming industry.

Alibaba Makes Strides in Cleaning Up Counterfeits, But More Work Is Needed
December 17, 2014
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A knock against Alibaba Group  is that its Web sites feature too many counterfeit electronics, apparel and countless other products. The huge Chinese e-commerce company, however, has made great strides in eliminating such items from its sites during the past year, especially in recent months, after itsIPOin the U.S. But not everyone is happy with Alibaba’s cleanup efforts yet. Must Read: Warren Buffett’s Top 10 Dividend Stocks

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Cadence Deliver First SoC Enablement Solution Featuring ARM Cortex-A17 Processor in 28nm-SLP Process; GLOBALFOUNDRIES also tapes out second ARM Cortex-A17 processor using full Cadence digital implementation and signoff flow
December 17, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM® Cortex®-A17 processor implemented using GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 28nm Super Low Power (28nm-SLP) process with High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology. GLOBALFOUNDRIES utilized Cadence® tools exclusively to achieve 2.0GHz processor performance at typical operating conditions, which matched pre-silicon design performance predicted by Cadence Tempus(TM) Timing Signoff Solution analysis.

Fujitsu Kansai-Chubu Net-Tech Shortens Design Time by 40 Percent on 100G Transport System with Cadence High-Level Synthesis Solution
December 17, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that Fujitsu Kansai-Chubu Net-Tech Limited (KCN) utilized the Cadence® C-to-Silicon Compiler to shorten turnaround time by 40 percent compared to its traditional RTL process for a complex 100G transport system design.

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications Holdings
December 17, 2014
 Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT-Free Report), Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA-Free Report), Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL-Free Report), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC-Free Report) and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations.Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free.


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