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Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Memory-based Trigger Generation Scheme
October 25, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,868,974) developed by two co-inventors for a "memory-based trigger generation scheme in an emulation environment." The co-inventors are Charles Selvidge, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and Gregoire Brunot, Montrouge, France.

Power Electronics Market Outlook Shows 9.6% CAGR to 2018
October 24, 2014
ReportsnReports.com adds Global Power Electronics Market 2014-2018 and Power Electronics Market by Substrate Wafer Technology, Devices, Applications, and Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020 research reports to the semiconductor and electronics section of its online library. TheGlobal Power Electronics Market 2014-2018research report forecasts the industry to grow at 9.6% CAGR during 2013-2018. The Global Power Electronics market can be segmented into five end-user segments: Commercial, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Transportation, and Others. Power electronics is the use of solid state electronics for the control and conversion of electrical energy. Most of the electronic systems are concerned with the transmission and processing of data and signals. These power electronic devices have high power efficiency, high blocking voltage, and the ability to work on low power. The most typical power electronic device is an AC/DC converter, which is used in various applications such as televisions, computers, and battery chargers.

GlacialPower Presenting Latest DALI Products and LED Drivers at electronica 2014
October 24, 2014
Taipei, Taiwan, October 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- GlacialTech Inc., the lighting technology manufacturer, is presenting its latest LED drivers, DALI lighting components, and switch mode power supplies at electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany from November 11-14, 2014. GlacialTech invites all interested to visit its booth #139/5 in Hall B2.

Keysight Technologies Introduces Transmitter Testing Solution for USB 3.1
October 24, 2014
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Keysight Technologies, Inc. today introduced transmitter (TX) test support for the USB 3.1 specification with the U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software. The test software allows authorized test centers to certify SuperSpeed USB and SuperSpeed USB 10-Gbps devices and gives in-house test and performance validation engineers the tools to ensure their devices comply with the USB 3.1 specification. The Keysight USB 3.1 solution provides accurate test results to reduce development costs and simplify measurement processes for test engineers in the consumer electronics, cable manufacturing and semiconductor industries. The test software operates on Keysight’s 90000 X-, Q- and Z-Series Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes with bandwidths of 16 GHz and higher. Access to the test signals through a USB test fixture is required.

Cree Posts 1Q Financial Results
October 24, 2014
Cree reported revenue of $427.7 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2015, ended Sept. 28. In its release on Oct. 21, the Company said that this represents a 9 percent increase compared to revenue of $391.0 million reported for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. GAAP net income for the first quarter was $11.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, a decrease of 64 percent year-over-year compared to GAAP net income of $30.5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $29.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, a decrease of 38 percent year-over-year compared to non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 of $47.3 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.

Access Fixtures Introduces New Wildlife Friendly LED Amber Flood Lights
October 24, 2014
Access Fixtures unveiled new LED amber flood lights as part of its line of wildlife-friendly luminaires. According to a company release, in many areas, especially coastal communities, excessive artificial lighting can harm wildlife, like sea turtles that need a dark sky to orient towards the ocean. For this reason, many local ordinances require wildlife-friendly lighting. Access Fixtures LED amber flood lights and area lights are visible to humans, but not to most species affected by artificial lighting.

Actions Semiconductor Unveils 28nm OWL Series Chipset
October 24, 2014
Actions Semiconductor debuted its latest 28nm process based quad-core application processor offering for the tablet and OTT set-top box markets at Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair - Electronics & Components held October 11 - 14 at the Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong.

USPTO Published Patent application of MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION titled as "CLOUD SERVICES PLATFORM"
October 24, 2014
United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an application no. 20140313542, published on October 23, 2014, by MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION, titled as "CLOUD SERVICES PLATFORM" for the registration of patent.

Aehr Test Systems Announces Follow-On Order for ABTS(TM) Test System From Leading IC Manufacturer
October 23, 2014
FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, announced today that it has received a follow-on order for an ABTS test and burn-in system from a leading multi-national manufacturer of advanced logic integrated circuits (ICs) for automotive, embedded processing, digital signal processing and analog applications. The order includes a down payment and volume pricing discount. This system is planned to ship in the second quarter of Aehr Test's fiscal 2015. "We are extremely pleased to receive this order for an additional very high capacity production system from this customer that is in the process of ramping up production of automotive devices," said Mark Allison, vice president of sales at Aehr Test Systems. "Because of the need for extremely high reliability in automotive applications, there is a strong need for both qualification and production burn-in of these devices. Also, with decreasing geometries and increasing densities, the absolute power and variation in power is increasing, which we believe makes ABTS systems an ideal solution with their ability to dissipate up to 36kW of power and to individually control the temperature of each device. We believe that these capabilities provide the largest device capacity in the industry."

3D Systems Featured in "The Intel Experience" at Best Buy Stores
October 23, 2014
- Visitors experience 3D printing in store with 3D Systems' new Cube printers - Showcases ease of 3D content creation - Expected in 50 Best Buy stores by the end of October ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announces its participation in the new Intel Experience, to be featured exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores across the United States. The Intel Experience gives anyone access to interact with the 3D printing lifestyle, and other new consumer technologies including augmented reality and digital DJ remixing. As the 3D printing pioneer and leader, 3DS is showcasing its new Cube 3 printers which will be printing live in stores in the Intel Experience and available for purchase at select Best Buy stores and online from BestBuy.com. "We are thrilled to be part of the Intel Experience, showcasing 3D printers in action and mainstreaming the 3D lifestyle," said Ping Fu, Chief Entrepreneur Officer, 3DS. "The Intel Experience at Best Buy is a great way for anyone, a first timer or an expert, to interact with a 3D printer designed beautifully for the home, simple to use, and kid-safe to make, produce and learn."


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