MediaTek and Japan Display Introduce Mobile 120Hz Display Technology
July 26, 2014
MediaTek unveiled the latest technology that enables 120Hz display on mobile devices. According to a company release, the product is made possible by combining Japan Display's panel technology with MediaTek System on Chip's (SoC) processing capabilities.

Census Bureau Releases Industry Series Report on Semiconductors and Related Device Manufacturing
July 25, 2014
The  U.S. Census Bureau today released additional figures from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the manufacturing sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics for semiconductor and related device manufacturing (NAICS334413).

Spectris PLC 2014 Half Year Results - RNS -3-
July 25, 2014
Segment performance like-for-like H1 2014   H1 2013   change          change Sales (GBPm)             159.8     162.1      -1%              5% Operating profit (GBPm)                   19.4      17.0      14%             20% Return on sales (%)       12.1      10.5   +1.6pp          +1.4pp % of total Group sales                      29        29        - After sales (%)             20        23     -3pp

ON Semiconductor introduces new Lithium-ion battery protection controller
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets.

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. Names Brian O'Donnelly as New President & CEO
July 25, 2014
FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A. Inc. (FEUS) has announced that Dr. Brian O'Donnelly has just been appointed President and CEO of the state-of-the-art manufacturing company. In this position, he is responsible for the U.S. semiconductor-based Electronic Materials businesses comprising advanced photolithography products, polyimides, formulated products, Thin Film Precursors, and CMP slurries through the FEUS subsidiary, Fujifilm Planar Solutions. FEUS has its manufacturing operations and product development in North Kingstown RI and Mesa, AZ as well as a broad U.S. distribution network. Brian O'Donnelly named new President and CEO of FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Rudolph announces availability of SONUS Technology for measuring thick films
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Rudolph Technologies, Inc., a provider of process characterization equipment, data analysis systems and software for semiconductor manufacturing industries, has announced the availability of its new SONUS Technology, designed for measuring thick films and film stacks used in copper pillar bumps and for detecting defects, such as voids, in through silicon vias, or TSVs.

STMicroelectronics Opens MEMS Microphone Lab in Taiwan to Enhance Excellence in Audio Performance; The advanced testing facility will answer engineers' need for new MEMS microphone application development, enabling bit-perfect recording quality for ultimate audio experience
July 25, 2014
TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced it has opened a new MEMS Microphone Lab (Anechoic Chamber) in Taiwan to test and analyze high-performance audio applications built with ST's MEMS microphones. ST's new advanced MEMS Microphone lab will focus on all-level audio performance testing from components (microphone or acoustic components) to modules and systems, including smart phones, tablets, notebooks, TVs, and remote controls, ensuring superior recording and sound quality, shorter debugging period, and faster time to market for end applications

LEDs light up Calgary communities this summer
July 25, 2014
The City of Calgary has issued the following news release: The City is illuminating five communities in Calgary with 2,500 new energy-efficient LED streetlights this summer.

Gas company to install wireless transmitters
July 25, 2014
The Southern California Gas Company will be installing transmitters on residents' natural gas meters in September in south Orange County. The company is about a year ahead of its original plans, public affairs manager Paul Simonds of the Southern California Gas Company said in a presentation to the Ladera Ranch Civic Council on Monday. He told the council the timeline for the company to install the transmitters, which allow the meters to wirelessly send data, has drastically changed.

Singapore : Establishment of Joint Assembly Lab with Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore
July 25, 2014
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) today announced that TEL and the Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore ("IME" Executive Director: Professor Dim-Lee Kwong) reached an agreement to establish, and begin joint research at, a Joint Assembly Lab in Singapore. Since establishment in Singapore in 2012, the TEL wholly owned subsidiary Tokyo Electron Singapore Pte. Ltd. has been conducting joint research into advanced lithography. The Joint Assembly Lab announced today will help accelerate research and development into the field of wafer level packaging and assembly.


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