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Forced labor reported in Malaysia
September 18, 2014
FULL TEXT Nearly one in three migrant workers in Malaysia's thriving electronics industry toils under forced labor conditions, essentially trapped in the job, a factory monitoring group found in a report issued on Wednesday. The monitoring group, Verité - which conducted a two-year investigation commissioned by the United States Department of Labor - found that 32 percent of the industry's nearly 200,000 migrant workers were employed in forced situations because their passports had been taken away or because they were straining to pay back illegally high recruitment fees. The report said those practices were prevalent among the migrants from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam and other countries who work in Malaysia's nearly 200 electronics factories. Those factories, which produce consumer electronics, motherboards, computer peripherals and other electronic goods, account for a third of Malaysia's exports and provide wares for many well-known companies, including Apple, Flextronics, Samsung and Sony.

ON Semiconductor introduces Struix SiP solution
September 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor has introduced Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package, or SiP, solution for precision sensing and monitoring in mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors and electrocardiogram analyzers.

Switzerland : AT&S, Soundchip, and STMicroelectronics Craft Innovative Bionic Ear
September 17, 2014
AT&S, a leader in advanced packaging solutions, Soundchip SA, a Swiss-based innovator in wearable sound technology, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced their collaboration in innovating a bionic hearing module that, when installed into a personal audio device, delivers an amazing wearable sound experience controlled at the ear by the wearer and software intelligence.

MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ] Reports acquisitions by the director Trebing Richard (Oregon)
September 17, 2014
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ], WILSONVILLE, has filed a form 4 with the Securities & Exchange Commission on 09/16/2014 noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Trebing Richard, WILSONVILLE. On September 15, action involved acquisitions of 966 shares in stock.Trebing Richard, now owns 5,156 shares directly. In case of any query regarding this article or other content needs please contact: editorial@plusmediasolutions.com

Microsemi acquires Centellax
September 17, 2014
Microsemi Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary CNT Acquisition Corp., has acquired Centellax, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of analog semiconductor products. All the companies are based in the US.Microsemi is a provider of semiconductor and system solutions.Announcement (September 10, 2014):Microsemi has entered into an agreement to acquire Centellax.Stifel Financial Corp. is acting as financial advisor and Bryan Cave LLP is acting as legal advisor to Centellax.

Switzerland : AT&S, Soundchip, and STMicroelectronics Craft Innovative Bionic Ear
September 17, 2014
AT&S, a leader in advanced packaging solutions, Soundchip SA, a Swiss-based innovator in wearable sound technology, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced their collaboration in innovating a bionic hearing module that, when installed into a personal audio device, delivers an amazing wearable sound experience controlled at the ear by the wearer and software intelligence.

MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ] Reports dispositions by the director Trebing Richard (Oregon)
September 17, 2014
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ], WILSONVILLE, has filed a form 4 with the Securities & Exchange Commission on 09/16/2014 noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Trebing Richard, WILSONVILLE. On September 14, action involved dispositions of 513 shares in stock.Trebing Richard, now owns 5,702 shares directly. In case of any query regarding this article or other content needs please contact: editorial@plusmediasolutions.com

Plus-size iPhones live up to the hype; In first test drive, bigger real estate comes in handy
September 17, 2014
Are the bigger iPhones worth all this big-time attention? The answer is a resounding yes, a point emphasized by consumers who've preordered the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in record numbers. These are the phones Apple devotees have been waiting for: iPhones that measure up to what's fast becoming the new normal -- the large, modern smartphone display. Count me among those glad they're here. People have preordered on faith, since they haven't seen these super-sized iPhones up close or experienced what they feel like in pockets and handbags. I have and let me be reassuring -- you won't regret your decision, though going big may require a small adjustment, and my experience wasn't totally trouble-free. The new phones are enclosed in sturdy anodized aluminum. And though the handsets are bigger and heavier their predecessors, they're also thinner. The sleep/power button has moved to the side. Each has the Touch ID fingerprint scanner introduced on the iPhone 5s.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Release Date and Pre-Order at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
September 17, 2014
Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is confirmed to be coming to five major U.S. carriers - namely AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Apparently, this phone is a variant of the recently launched Galaxy Note 4.

Lattice Semiconductor unveils USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has unveiled a USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution that enables manufacturers to develop USB 3.1 Type-C connectors.


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