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ON Semiconductor Unveils New Family of Ultra-Low Power Precision Operational Amplifiers; New zero drift, low voltage devices highly suited to precision applications in industrial, consumer, wireless, IoT and automotive where strong stability across wide operating temperature ranges is mandated
December 17, 2014
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficiency innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers (op amps) that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. Targeted at industrial, white goods, telecom, wearables, Internet-of-Things (IoT), test equipment and instrumentation applications, the NCS325 and NCS333 op amp devices enhance the accuracy of motor control feedback and power supply control loops, thereby contributing to higher overall system efficiency. These devices are complemented by the new NCV333 automotive-qualified (AEC-Q100 grade 1) op amp offering similar functional performance for power train, braking, electronic power steering, valve controls, fuel pump and fuel injection system applications. Featuring high DC precision parameters, such as the 10 micro Volts (µV) maximum input offset voltage at ambient temperature and the 30 nV/°C of offset temperature drift, make these amplifier devices extremely well optimized for low side current sensing and voltage differential measurement on front-end sensor functions. Minimal voltage variations over temperature along with close to zero offset ensure the efficiency of systems exposed to wide operating temperature ranges without the need for complex software calibration algorithms, resulting in a more manageable design and longer product lifespan.

GT Advanced Technologies Issues Response to Apple's Statement Following Release of October 8th Declaration
December 17, 2014
MERRIMACK, N.H., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC Pink:GTATQ) today issued the following statement: "The position that Apple has taken in response to the release of our October 8th declaration is in line with our expectations, as reflected in paragraph 52 of Dan Squiller's October 28th declaration in support of the Apple Settlement," said Tom Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer. "Although we have different views on the matter, we believe we have settled our disputes with Apple and see no point in further addressing the circumstances that led to our Chapter 11 filing or our relationship with Apple. Our focus now is on moving the company forward through the bankruptcy process. We remainoptimistic that the Bankruptcy Court will approve the Apple Settlement Agreement on November 25th because it is in the best interest of all parties."

GT Advanced Technologies Issues Response to Apple's Statement Following Release of October 8th Declaration
December 17, 2014
MERRIMACK, N.H., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC Pink:GTATQ) today issued the following statement: "The position that Apple has taken in response to the release of our October 8th declaration is in line with our expectations, as reflected in paragraph 52 of Dan Squiller's October 28th declaration in support of the Apple Settlement," said Tom Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer. "Although we have different views on the matter, we believe we have settled our disputes with Apple and see no point in further addressing the circumstances that led to our Chapter 11 filing or our relationship with Apple. Our focus now is on moving the company forward through the bankruptcy process. We remainoptimistic that the Bankruptcy Court will approve the Apple Settlement Agreement on November 25th because it is in the best interest of all parties."

Fujitsu Kansai-Chubu Net-Tech Shortens Design Time by 40 Percent on 100G Transport System with Cadence High-Level Synthesis Solution
December 17, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that Fujitsu Kansai-Chubu Net-Tech Limited (KCN) utilized the Cadence® C-to-Silicon Compiler to shorten turnaround time by 40 percent compared to its traditional RTL process for a complex 100G transport system design.

Raytheon Gallium Nitride Technology Validated For Space Applications
December 17, 2014
 Satellites may soon carry Raytheon's Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology into Earth orbit.  Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has successfully validated its GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology for use in space-bound equipment.

Renesas Electronics Announces Development of SRAM Using Leading-Edge 16 nm FinFET for Automotive Information Systems; Achieves Both 0.7 V Low-Voltage Operation and 641 ps High-Speed Operation.
December 17, 2014
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the development of a new circuit technology for automotive information SoCs (system on chips) at 16 nanometer (nm) and beyond. Using this new circuit technology, Renesas tested the prototype of an SRAM, at the 16 nm node as the cache memory for CPU and real-time image processing blocks in an SoC, and successfully confirmed that this SRAM operates at the high speed of 641 ps (picosecond: 1/1,000,000,000,000 of a second) under the low-voltage condition of 0.7 V. Recently, automotive information systems, such as car navigation systems and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), are designed with the automatic driving systems of the future in mind, and have seen significant evolution. As a result, there are now strong demands for increased performance in aspects such as lower voltage operation and higher operating speeds in the CPU and real-time image processing, and the planar MOSFET devices used up to now are said to have reached their limits.

Broadcom Announces Set-top Box Platform to Accelerate Mexico's Analog-to-Digital TV Transition; Low-cost Digital Converters Deliver Combination of New Features and Reliability to Consumers
December 17, 2014
News Highlights: Device builds on Broadcom® STB platform to convert millions of Mexican homes from analog-to-digital TV Offers consumers cost-effective, feature-optimized, reliable digital converter boxes based on proven technology Highly responsive user experience with increased system performance, electronic program guide, exclusive fast channel change, audio leveling and USB personal video recorder Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a new digital-terrestrial video platform for Mexico as the country transitions from analog-to-digital television broadcasts. The conversion is scheduled for completion December 31, 2015 and will provide millions of television subscribers in Mexico with high definition (HD) content. Broadcom's BCM7543 custom-engineered silicon offers a cost-effective and featured-optimized device for new HD converter boxes and set-top box (STB) platforms, providing a wider choice of content and value-added features. To learn more, visit Broadcom'sNewsroom.

TP - Whether a functionally dissimilar company having diferent turnover can be selected as a comparable for the purpose of determination of ALP - NO: ITAT
December 17, 2014
2014-TII-301-ITAT-DEL-TP IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNALBENCHES 'I' DELHI ITA No.5401/Del/2012Assessment Year:2008-09 PYRAMID IT CONSULTING PVT LTD235, TARUN ENCLAVE, PITAMPURANEW DELHI-110034 Vs INCOME TAX OFFICERWARD-14(4), NEW DELHI J Sudhakar Reddy, AM & Chandramohan Garg, JM Date of Decision: December 11, 2014

The 2015 Nissan Patrol now comeswith irresistible benefits
December 17, 2014
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles the exclusive importer and distributor of Nissan vehicles celebrates their ten years of successful operations in Oman this year.To commemorate this occasion Nissan has launched series of irresistible offers on their sleek range of vehicles that comes with exclusive benefits.nbsp;Known as the 'Hero of All Terrain' - the 2015 Nissan Patrol now comes with irresistible benefits. With new stocks in all colours and variants readily available across all the showrooms in the sultanate the vehicle is available with free registration free insurance (for Oman only) easy finance options periodic maintenance service for two years/35K (whichever comes first) and extended warranty amount. Another major highlight of buying a Nissan Patrol is that customers will be eligible to get cashback of RO250 too.Meticulously engineered for over 60 years the Patrol is Nissan's flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region's iconic SUV the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive 'go anywhere' versatility technology and comfort.nbsp;EnhancementsThe all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20' machining cut alloy wheels LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features.

BeON Surpasses $ 100K Funding Target with 3 Days Left on Kickstarter; BeON wows new customers with its brand new preventative approach to home security
December 17, 2014
December 17, 2014Cambridge, MA - BeON Home, a Cambridge, MA-based start-up is pleased to announce that it has surpassed its $ 100K funding goal with three days remaining in their Kickstarter campaign. The funding will allow BeON to manufacture and deliver its preventative security products to its customers in the late spring and early summer. During the campaign, BeON also announced seed funding of $ 1.5M and secured manufacturing partners for its products. BeON's first products are available by pledging on Kickstarter through Dec. 19th. Additional pre-ordering will start in early 2015.


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