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SIICA Rolls Out Aquos Board Through Crestron RL and Polycom Solutions
August 19, 2014
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) reported that its 80-inch (diagonal) Aquos Board (PN-L802B) Interactive Display System can be purchased as part of the Crestron RL and the Polycom CX8000 group collaboration solutions.

Rare Earths Elements in High-Tech Industries: Market Analysis and Forecasts amid China's Trade Embargo
August 18, 2014
Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Rare Earths Elements in High-Tech Industries: Market Analysis and Forecasts amid China's Trade Embargo https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2244733/Rare-Earths-Elements-in-High-Tech-Industries-Market-Analysis-and-Forecasts-amid-China's-Trade-Embargo.html Rare earth elements are used in CMP polishing slurries and as high-k dielectrics in the semiconductor industry. . Prices of ceria, used in STI planarization slurries, have increased 1300% between 2009 and 2010 because of an embargo by China, home to 97% of the rare earth mines. This report analyzes the impact of the embargo on high-tech industries such as semiconductors, HDDs, LCDs, consumer products, and green technology.

Next-Generation Power Semiconductors: Markets, Materials, Technologies
August 18, 2014
Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Next-Generation Power Semiconductors: Markets, Materials, Technologies https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2244732/Next-Generation-Power-Semiconductors-Markets-Materials-Technologies.html The rapid growth of the power semiconductor market in recent years has been driven by the proliferation of computer and consumer electronics, such as desktop computers, notebooks, netbooks, smartphones, flat panel displays and portable media players that require sophisticated power management to improve power efficiency and extend battery life. The rapid growth of the power semiconductor market in recent years has been driven by the proliferation of computer and consumer electronics, such as desktop computers, notebooks, netbooks, smartphones, flat panel displays and portable media players that require sophisticated power management to improve power efficiency and extend battery life. The worldwide markets are analyzed and projected.

Kulicke & Soffa Appoints Garrett E. Pierce as Chairman of the Board of Directors
August 18, 2014
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa", "K&S" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Garrett E. Pierce as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Pierce will replace MacDonell Roehm, Jr. who is stepping down as Chairman having reached the Company's customary retirement age. Mr. Pierce will become Chairman effective September 28, 2014.

LED Luminaire Revenue for Outdoor and Parking Applications Will Reach $1.4 Billion Annually by 2021, Forecasts Navigant Research; Revenue expected to gradually decline after 2021, report concludes
August 18, 2014
Outdoor lighting systems are in the early stages of a transition from fluorescent, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). As LED prices continue to fall, the case for replacing today's most prevalent lighting technologies in outdoor systems is becoming more and more compelling. Click to tweet: According to a recent report from Navigant Research , worldwide revenue from LED luminaires for outdoor and parking applications will grow from $921 million annually in 2014 to $1.4 billion in 2021. "While the deployment of LED lighting in parking lots will dramatically cut energy bills and help politicians achieve environmental goals, better lighting quality is a significant additional benefit in itself," says Jesse Foote, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. "LED lighting can help drivers better identify objects, obstacles, and individuals; minimize glare and light pollution; and make spaces more visually appealing while enhancing safety for pedestrians and motorists."

INSTEON PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights Receives 2014 TWICE VIP Award; Award Celebrates the Products That Made the Biggest Difference in Distributors' and Retailers' Businesses
August 18, 2014
TWICE, the #1 business publication serving the consumer electronics industry, has announced the winners of its second annual TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards, including the PAR38 LED Bulb for Recessed Lights from INSTEON in the Home Automation: Peripherals category.

The Dow Hotel Company Named Manager of DoubleTree Philadelphia-Valley Forge; To Oversee Nearly $1 Million Upgrade to Meeting and Public Space
August 18, 2014
The Dow Hotel Company , a leading hotel owner/investor and operator, today announced that it has been named the manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia-Valley Forge . As part of its responsibilities, Dow will oversee an approximately $1 million upgrade of the hotel's 25,000-square-feet of meeting space and lobby. The hotel also is receiving the finishing touches of a makeover of the exterior façade, including new roof line accents, trim detail, updated colors and LED lighting. All improvements are expected to be completed by September 2014. "The renovation, plus implementation of our proprietary management and marketing programs, will have an immediate positive effect on the bottom line," said Murray L. Dow II, DHC founder and president. "We have a long, successful track record along the Eastern Seaboard and extensive experience with DoubleTree and all of Hilton's upscale brands. This hotel has untapped potential as a market leading social/meeting location, which we are addressing immediately with this upgrade and aggressive marketing."

Intersil Announces Single-Chip Display Power and LED Driver for Smartphones; ISL98611 Delivers Higher Power Efficiency to Extend Battery Life, and Improve Display Image Quality
August 18, 2014
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones. The ISL98611 is the first power management IC that integrates the display power and backlight LED driver functions in a single chip. It significantly improves efficiency of both functions to increase smartphone battery life by an hour or more.

Viper Networks and Apollo Metro and ADALI Holding Announce Creation of Adali Technologies
August 18, 2014
TROY, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Viper Networks, Inc. (Pink Sheets:VPER), is pleased to announce that the Company (in partnership with Apollo Metro Solutions, Inc.), has expanded their partnership agreement with ADALI Holding (www.adaliholding.com/eng) by joining in the formation of the new corporate entity Adali Technologies.

Phoseon Technology Exhibits UV LED Curing Solutions at Touch Taiwan 2014; Visit Booth I1019 to See UV LED Curing for Touch Panel Manufacturing
August 18, 2014
Phoseon will display UV LED curing solutions for touch panel applications at the upcoming Touch Taiwan event August 27-29. UV LED curing technology for touch panel display manufacturing is an emerging application as it provides consistent stable output, no 'hot' spots, and low heat. The combination of high-energy UV LED sources with the appropriate adhesive or coatings provides increased productivity, while also providing the ability to cure heat sensitive materials. Visit booth I1019 to see the new FireJet(TM) FJ100 air-cooled products offering high irradiance in a small form factor ideally suited for electronics manufacturing and assembly.


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