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$200m boost for R&D on tiny semiconductors
July 24, 2014
THE Government and 10 industry partners are injecting $200 million over the next three to five years for research and development into the manufacture of smaller, more efficient semiconductors. The R&D will be carried out in four joint labs set up by the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and the 10 companies. IME executive director Kwong Dim-Lee told The Straits Times yesterday that there is huge demand building for sensors and other devices designed to be always connected to the Internet.

A*Star, partners unveil 4 joint semicon labs; They represent commitment of S$200m
July 24, 2014
FOUR advanced semiconductor labs - representing a commitment of S$200 million from the public and private sectors - were launched yesterday by A*Star's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and 10 industry partners.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (July 23)
July 23, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** Micron Technology Assigned Patent for Etch Bias Homogenization ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23 -- Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho, has been assigned a patent (8,785,314) developed by Fabio Pellizzer, Cornate d' Adda, Italy, Hernan A. Castro, Shingle Springs, California, and Eddie T. Flores, Folsom, California, for etch bias homogenization. The patent application was filed on May 3, 2012 (13/463,245). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,785,314.PN.&OS=PN/8,785,314&RS=PN/8,785,314 Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent
July 23, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,788,982) developed by George Lippincott, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Yuri Granik, Palo Alto, California, and Sergey Kobelkov, Moscow, for a "layout design defect repair using inverse lithography."

A*STAR IME launches four joint labs to help semiconductor industry
July 23, 2014
SINGAPORE: A Singapore research institution on Wednesday (July 23) launched four laboratories as the Government takes further steps to position the city-state as a world-class innovation hub for the semiconductor industry. The four Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) Institute of Microelectronics' (IME) Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will leverage IME's research capabilities in advanced lithography, metrology, assembly, and wafer level packaging, which are key semiconductor technology processes. 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.

Flextronics Partners with HZO to Launch New Technology Liquid And Corrosion Protection
July 23, 2014
Flextronics has introduced submersible thin film protective technology for electronics assembly, device or component through an expanding partnership with HZO.

Intel offer to iPad: Let`s Make Cheap Tablets
July 23, 2014
Mr. Wang runs a small factory in this southern Chinese city, making tablet computers and printed circuit boards for local electronics brands in China and South America. His company, Shenzhen Hampoo Science & Technology Co., isn't well known, but it is exactly the kind of customer that the Silicon Valley giant is seeking.

Flextronics Receives Prestigious Supplier Of The Year For Logistics Excellence Award From Lenovo
July 22, 2014
 Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that Lenovo recently honored its Venray, Netherlands location with the prestigious Supplier of the Year for Logistics Excellence Award.    The Logistics Excellence Award from Lenovo was the result of Flextronics' outstanding service and quality for the past year. The Flextronics Venray operation is strategic for Lenovo since the site is the merge and cross-dock operation for PC's and options that are destined for European customers. On top of outstanding logistics results, Flextronics' Venray site continues to demonstrate serviceability, cost and quality management and dedication to Lenovo's continuous improvement initiatives.

Mentor Graphics launches integrated solution for heterogeneous SoC development
July 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Mentor Graphics Corporation, a provider of electronic design automation software, has launched an integrated solution for heterogeneous system-on-chip, or SoC, development.

Huawei's first-half revenue jumps 19% thanks to LTE, smartphones
July 21, 2014
Huawei reported that its first half-revenue jumped 19 percent thanks to growth in its LTE network infrastructure and smartphone businesses outside China. The vendor said that first-half revenue came in at $21.88 billion. The company reported that its operating margin for the first half of the year rose to 18.3 percent, up from 12.2 percent last year.


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