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USPTO ISSUES TRADEMARK: LIGHTINGSCIENCE
December 22, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22 -- The trademark LIGHTINGSCIENCE (Reg. No. 4657140; International Reg. No 1205358) was issued on Dec. 16 by the USPTO.

SMIC Announces Co-investment Agreement and Investment Exit Agreement in Relation to Proposed Acquisition
December 22, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; "The Company"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry announces that on 22 December 2014 (after trading hours), SilTech Shanghai, an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, JCET and the IC Fund entered into the Co-investment Agreement to form an investment consortium in connection with the Proposed Acquisition of STATS ChipPAC. The consideration payable by SilTech Shanghai is the RMB equivalent of US$100 million (subject to exchange rate adjustments and the terms of the Co-investment Agreement). The Company further announces that on 22 December 2014 (after trading hours), in connection with the Co-investment Agreement, SilTech Shanghai, JCET and Xinchao Group entered into the Investment Exit Agreement, pursuant to which JCET agreed to grant to SilTech Shanghai a put option to sell the shares it acquires pursuant to the Co-investment Agreement.

Pixelworks To Demonstrate Its Industry-Leading Video Processing Technology At CES 2015
December 22, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014: Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:PXLW), an innovative provider of video display processing technology, will demonstrate how its technology is being used to improve image quality across a broad range of screens, from smartphones to projectors to UHD TVs. The Company's technology works at the pixel level to dramatically improve display performance and the user experience for gaming, movies, photos, web browsing and productivity. Regardless of screen size, Pixelworks' technology provides manufacturers with a significant opportunity to differentiate their next generation products.

Pure Wafer could switch some production to US foundry after major fire at its Swansea operation; Pure Wafer is assessing the damage at its semi-conductor recycling facility at Swansea but says production likely to be affected
December 22, 2014
One of Wales's leading hi-tech firms Pure Wafer could switch where possible production to its US operation after a major fire at its Swansea facility yesterday.

AT&S Offers New Outstanding Embedded Power Electronics Solutions
December 22, 2014
AT&S achieved first disruptive technology for power electronics solutions for automotive and industrial applications  First reference designs show significant miniaturisation up to 50% for power modules  Power applications in different power classes in the range from 50 W to 50 kW   50 W power applications are ready for industrialisation 

Samsung Introduces High-Brightness Displays
December 22, 2014
Samsung Electronics America reported a new lineup of 2,500 nit high-brightness displays in screen sizes from 46- through 75-inches. Designed to deliver consistently brilliant performance, Samsung said the OMD Series LED-lit LCD displays convey easily readable text and bright graphics in high ambient light environments and outdoor applications, including transportation facilities, banking and retail storefront windows, sports arenas, quick service restaurants and convention centers (outdoor use requires custom-designed weatherproof enclosure).

LED street lights launched in Delhi
December 22, 2014
New Delhi, Dec. 22 -- Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Saturday inaugurated LED street lights in the capital that consume 50 percent less energy compared to conventional ones.

Cypress Unveils USB 3.0 Hub Controller
December 22, 2014
Cypress Semiconductor has launched a small package option for its EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0 hub controller. According to a release, the 6 mm x 6 mm ball grid array (BGA) package saves board space for Ultrabook devices, tablets, portable port replicators, and other mobile and consumer devices, adding to the HX3 controller's best-in-class feature set that includes interoperability, charging support and full configurability.

Sparton Purchases Industrial Electronic Devices
December 22, 2014
Sparton Corp. reported that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton IED completed the acquisition of certain assets of Industrial Electronic Devices on December 3, in an all-cash transaction. According to a media release, IED, located in Flemington, NJ, designs and manufactures a full line of ruggedized displays for the Industrial and Marine markets. Their catalog spans over 600 standard, semi-custom, and custom configurations, incorporating some of the most advanced flat panel displays and touch screen technology available. These product lines will be consolidated into the Aydin Displays facility, located in Birdsboro, PA.

Cypress Semiconductor Files with US SEC for Merger with Spansion
December 22, 2014
22 December 2014 - US-based chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on form S-4 containing a joint preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with its proposed merger with and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE, the company said.


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