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Vietnam: Intel Vietnam to produce 80% of world's computer chips by 2015: CEO
August 01, 2014
Eighty percent of the semiconductor chips used in computers around the world are expected to be made by the Intel plant in Vietnam, local Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting Sherry Boger, CEO of Intel Products Vietnam as saying.

Sony, Panasonic to Launch Joint Firm for OEL Panels in Jan.
July 31, 2014
Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. said Thursday they will set up in January next year a company that integrates their expertise for development of organic electroluminescence display panels. The new firm, JOLED Inc., will be owned 75 pct by Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, a government-affiliated investment fund, and 15 pct by INCJ-held Japan Display Inc. . Sony and Panasonic will hold 5 pct each of the new company. JOLED will bring together OEL technologies of the Japanese electronics makers for mass production of next-generation display panels for mobile tablet devices, aiming to chase South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., the front-runner in the field.

Sony Corp INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. A new integrated company in organic
July 31, 2014
Innovation Network Corporation of JapanJapan Display Inc.Sony CorporationPanasonic Corporation INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. A new integrated company in organic light-emitting diode display panels Tokyo, July 31, 2014-Innovation Network Corporation of Japan ("INCJ"), Japan Display Inc. ("JDI"), Sony Corporation ("Sony"), and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic") announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. ("JOLED"), to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode ("OLED") display panels. Through this collaboration, the companies aim to accelerate the development and early commercialization of OLED display panels. JOLED is scheduled to be launched in January 2015, subject to receipt of any necessary approvals. INCJ and JDI will respectively hold 75% and 15% of the voting rights in JOLED, and Sony and Panasonic will each hold 5%. In addition, INCJ and JDI plan to make additional investments to fund a pilot manufacturing plant when the technology is ready for commercialization.

Pure Wafer PLC Trading Update & Proposed Maiden Dividend
July 31, 2014
RNS Number : 8074N Pure Wafer PLC 31 July 2014 PURE WAFER PLC (AIM: PUR) Trading Update 31 July 2014 Pure Wafer plc ("Pure Wafer" or "the Company"), one of the leading global providers of high quality silicon wafer reclaim services to many of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and foundries as an integral part of their cost control programmes, is pleased to provide the following update on current trading in advance of the announcement of the Company's preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2014, which are expected to be released during the week commencing 6 October 2014.

Promethean World Plc Interim Results -2-
July 31, 2014
During the first half of 2014, Promethean increased sales in Central Asia and in the UK. In the UK, a replacement cycle is emerging with a significant proportion of schools now embracing interactive flat panels and our ActivPanel Touch range is well positioned in this market. As we establish Promethean in this segment of the market, interactive flat panels will be margin dilutive relative to the equivalent interactive whiteboard.

Modular Low Voltage Switchgear Market 2014 to 2018 Global New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
July 31, 2014
The transition from conventional switchgears to modular switchgears is one of the major trends in the Global Low-voltage Switchgear market. Conventional low-voltage, air-insulated switchgears have various components such as circuit breakers, current transformers, and disconnections. These components need more installation space, increasing the cost of installation. However, modular low-voltage switchgear overcomes these issues by integrating these functions into the breaking chamber of the circuit breaker. This results in easy installation and optimization of the overall operational cost. This trend is expected to augur well for the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Inphi to acquire assets of Cortina Systems
July 31, 2014
Inphi Corporation, a provider of mixed signal semiconductor solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire high-speed interconnect and optical transport product lines from Cortina Systems, Inc., a provider of communications semiconductor solutions, for $52.5 million in cash and $73.5 million in stock. Both the companies are based in the US.The transaction does not include Cortina's access and digital home business.The transaction is expected to close in late September or October 2014.

Singapore : AkzoNobel to collaborate with SERIS on solar cell technology
July 31, 2014
AkzoNobel has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in order to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells.

Sony DADC BioSciences and TSMC Garner AACC Industry Division Award
July 31, 2014
The 2014 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) awarded Sony DADC BioSciences and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) with its Best Abstract of Interest to the Industry Division Award.

INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc.
July 31, 2014
Japan, July 31 -- Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display Inc. (JDI), Sony Corporation (Sony), and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. (JOLED), to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D Hinctions for organic light-emitting diode ("OLED") display panels. Through this collaboration, the companies aim to accelerate the development and early commercialization of OLED display panels. JOLED is scheduled to be launched in January 2015, subject to receipt of any necessary approvals.


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