U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (April 23)
April 23, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon. *** Battelle Memorial Institute Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22 -- Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Wash., has been assigned a patent (8,696,771) developed by four co-inventors for a "[c]ompact integrated combustion reactors, systems and methods of conducting integrated combustion reactions." The co-inventors are Daniel R. Palo, Philomath, Ore., Jamelyn D. Holladay, Kennewick, Wash., Robert A. Dagle, Richland, Wash., and Robert T. Rozmiarek, Middleton, Wis. The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2006 (11/611,461). 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=8696771.PN.&OS=PN/8696771&RS=PN/8696771 Written by Marlyn Vitin.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent
April 23, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,707,232) developed by four co-inventors for a "fault diagnosis based on design partitioning." The co-inventors are Huaxing Tang, Wilsonville, Ore., Wu-Tung J. Cheng, Lake Oswego, Ore., Robert Brady Benware, Clackamas, Ore., and Xiaoxin Fan, Wilsonville, Ore.

Vivado Design Suite 2014.1 increases productivity
April 23, 2014
SAN JOSE, USA: Xilinx Inc. released the Vivado Design Suite 2014.1, the industry's only SoC-strength development environment.

Xilinx releases Vivado Design Suite 2014.1
April 23, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Xilinx, Inc., a supplier of programmable logic devices, has released the Vivado Design Suite 2014.1, extending support for the new UltraFast design methodology.

New Technology Symposium at SEMICON West 2014 to Spotlight Critical Issues in Semiconductor Manufacturing
April 22, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: SEMI has announced the new Semiconductor Technology Symposium (STS), to be held July 8-10 as part of the SEMICON West 2014 (www.semiconwest.org) technical and business program agenda. The new program addresses the most important and critical issues facing the future of semiconductor manufacturing in a new more technical conference format. The three-day STS conference is a comprehensive technology and business conference addressing the key issues driving the future of semiconductor manufacturing and markets. Aligned with the latest inputs from technology roadmaps, sessions at the STS will focus on the significant trends shaping near-term semiconductor technology and market developments in areas including advanced processes and materials, lithography, metrology, yield, design, packaging, test, and 450mm.

Mattson Expands Etch Business With System Shipments to Multiple Advanced Memory Production Fabs in Q1
April 22, 2014
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, has expanded its etch market position with shipments to DRAM, 3D NAND and wafer level packaging fabs in the first quarter of 2014. These shipments are the result of new etch applications released for production on Mattson's paradigmE line of etch systems. DRAM production transitions to sub-3x nanometer (nm) technology nodes are being driven by the increased demand for memory in mobile devices. In NAND memory, 3D memory arrays are used to increase the memory density per square area of each chip. Also, increased use of multi-chip packaged modules in many consumer products is creating new technical requirements for wafer level packaging process flows. Mattson continues to develop new processes and hardware in order to meet all of these demands.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Air Force Issues Solicitation for "Expedition PCB Pinnacle software"
April 22, 2014
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Officer has issued requirement for "Expedition PCB Pinnacle software."

Ireland: Production & Logistics Specialist (Temporary Contract ~ 8 months)
April 22, 2014
Department of Social Protection has issued the following news release: Based in SMITHSTOWN IND EST SHANNON Ref. JOB-842557 Description

Mentor Graphics unveils enterprise verification platform
April 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Mentor Graphics Corp., a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has unveiled the Mentor Enterprise Verification Platform, or EVP, which combines Questa verification solutions, Veloce OS3 emulation resourcing technology, and Visualizer, a debug environment, into a globally accessible datacenter resource.

Sears Holdings Names Arun Arora To Lead Sears Home Services Business
April 17, 2014
PRESS RELEASE April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings announced today that Arun Arora will join the company as senior vice president and president, Home Services. In his new role with the company, Mr. Arora will be accountable for all aspects of the company's Home Services business, including In-Home Repair Services, Service Contracts, Carry-In Repair, Sears Home Improvement Services, Parts Direct, Commercial Sales (all Sears Holdings product categories) and Sears Franchise Businesses.


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