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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.

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.

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.

EPC unveils A4WP compliant wireless power transfer demonstration kit
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, or EPC, has announced the availability of an A4WP compliant wireless power transfer demonstration kit delivering 35W and operating at 6.78MHz.

Knowles Reports MEMS Microphone Shipments
July 25, 2014
Knowles Corp. reported the shipping of its two millionth MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) microphone for hearing instruments.

CENSUS BUREAU RELEASES INDUSTRY SERIES REPORT ON SEMICONDUCTORS AND RELATED DEVICE MANUFACTURING
July 25, 2014
The following information was released by the United States Census Bureau: 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 (NAICS 334413).

Analog Devices Finalizes Acquisition of Hittite
July 25, 2014
Analog Devices, Inc. reported it 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.

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.

MediaTek and Japan Display unveil 120Hz display on mobile devices
July 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Japan Display Inc., an LCD technology company, have unveiled 120Hz display on mobile devices.


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