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TriQuint Posts 2Q 2014 Results
July 28, 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor has reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 28. Commenting on the results, Ralph Quinsey, President and CEO, stated, "Revenue and earnings in the second quarter exceeded the high end of our previous guidance and our full year outlook remains strong. We continue to see robust demand in our infrastructure and mobile markets as worldwide demand for 4G LTE services ramp up with very strong demand for LTE base station products and premium filters for smartphones. We expect to exceed our goal of 500 basis points of gross margin improvement year over year and are now targeting 2014 full year non-GAAP gross margins to be greater than 40 percent. Additionally, we expect full year non-GAAP EPS to be up more than 6 times our 2013 results."

Bright Light Systems Finalizes U. S. Naval Station Everett Retrofit Project
July 28, 2014
Bright Light Systems reported the completion of a lighting retrofit project for the U. S. Naval Station in Everett, Wash.

A*STAR and Partners Create Semiconductor R&D Joint Labs
July 28, 2014
Four joint laboratories on July 23 launched between A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners. A*STAR said in a release that the laboratories a total commitment of S$200m between both private and public sectors. A*STAR noted that the Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will develop and advance semiconductor technologies for future electronics markets. The industry partners involved in this international collaboration are: Applied Materials, Dai Nippon Printing, Disco, KLA-Tencor, Mentor Graphics, Nikon, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific, Pink, Tokyo Electron and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo.

Analog Devices Completes Acquisition of Hittite
July 28, 2014
Analog Devices has completed its acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corp. in an all-cash transaction at a purchase price of $78 per share, reflecting a total enterprise value of approximately $2 billion.

A*STAR and Partners Create Semiconductor R&D Joint Labs
July 28, 2014
Four joint laboratories on July 23 launched between A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners. A*STAR said in a release that the laboratories a total commitment of S$200m between both private and public sectors. A*STAR noted that the Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will develop and advance semiconductor technologies for future electronics markets. The industry partners involved in this international collaboration are: Applied Materials, Dai Nippon Printing, Disco, KLA-Tencor, Mentor Graphics, Nikon, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific, Pink, Tokyo Electron and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo.

OLED Lighting & Materials Market Forecast to 2022; RnRMarketResearch.com adds "OLED Lighting Markets-2014 and OLED Materials Markets - 2014" reports to its store.
July 27, 2014
OLED Lighting Markets-2014 Six years ago, OLED lighting was first being proposed as a serious commercial product. Back then, 2014 was projected as the year when OLED lighting would first make its impact felt on general illumination. It didn't happen. OLED lighting has been available for four years now, but with few signs of it's moving beyond the luxury and specialist lighting sector. Also, the disappearance of GE from this space is another reason to treat OLED lighting with a little less respect than it once had. Get complete report details @http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/oled-lighting-markets-2014-market-report.html. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130275

OLED Lighting & Materials Market Forecast to 2022; RnRMarketResearch.com adds "OLED Lighting Markets-2014 and OLED Materials Markets - 2014" reports to its store.
July 27, 2014
OLED Lighting Markets-2014 Six years ago, OLED lighting was first being proposed as a serious commercial product. Back then, 2014 was projected as the year when OLED lighting would first make its impact felt on general illumination. It didn't happen. OLED lighting has been available for four years now, but with few signs of it's moving beyond the luxury and specialist lighting sector. Also, the disappearance of GE from this space is another reason to treat OLED lighting with a little less respect than it once had. Get complete report details @http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/oled-lighting-markets-2014-market-report.html. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130275

Japan Display, Sharp Racing to Lure China Smartphone Makers
July 27, 2014
Japan Display Inc. and Sharp Corp. are in a fierce battle to win contracts from Chinese smartphone makers for supply of liquid crystal display panels.

Seventh Sense Biosystems Updates on Receipt of Notices of Allowance for 3 Patents
July 27, 2014
Seventh Sense Biosystems (7SBio) reported that it received notices of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for three patent applications (U.S. Patent Applications 13/680,351, 13/456,570, and 13/292,254).

Local water projects tap Bush-era bill
July 27, 2014
This city's rust-tainted water is on a slow path to rehabilitation as a second water main replacement begins Friday, public works officials said. About 2,500 feet of underground steel pipe, the concrete lining of which has worn away, will be ripped up to make way for new pipes, fire hydrants and water meters. The repair is expected to take two months. "Our water main system dates back to the late 1920s and has become almost famously unreliable, as seen by major leakage and significant damage to the street," said Sierra Madre Public Works Director Bruce Inman.


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