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MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP BJORNHOLT (Arizona)
August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP), Chandler, Ariz., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP and Chief Financial Officer James Eric Bjornholt, Chandler.

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP MCU8 DIVISION DREHOBL (Arizona)
August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP), Chandler, Ariz., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP for MCU8 Division Stephen V. Drehobl, Chandler.

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP WORLDWIDE SALES AND APPLICATIONS LITTLE (Arizona)
August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP), Chandler, Ariz., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP for Worldwide Sales and Applications Mitchell R. Little, Chandler.

ON Semiconductor Finalizes Purchase of Aptina Imaging
August 21, 2014
ON Semiconductor reported the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. In its release, the Company said that the total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor's existing revolving line of credit.

Washington: Guidelines for Enhancing Solar Cells Using Surface Plasmon Polaritons
August 21, 2014
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the following news release: Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have established guidelines for using surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) to improve absorption in both photovoltaic or photoelectrochemical cells used for energy conversion.* In both types of photocells, SPPs (electromagnetic waves that travel along a metal-semiconductor interface) have the potential to increase the amount of light absorbed in the active material layer, improving the overall efficiency of light collection in solar energy devices.

Pairing old technologies with new for next-generation electronic devices
August 21, 2014
UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices.

Dubois Displays New Edge Coating System with UV LED Curing from Phoseon Technology at the International Woodworking Fair.
August 20, 2014
  Hillsboro, OR (PRWEB) August 20, 2014       Dubois Equipment (booth 4913) will display its new Edge Coating System with UV LED curing technology at the International Woodworking Fair, August 20-23. Dubois manufactures a complete line of custom edge wood finishing systems that have been provided to the cabinet, furniture, and door industries for over 30 years. As a market innovator, Dubois now plans to debut UV LED curing technology on their newest edge machine. These UV LED cure units are provided with the proper lamp length, wattage, and reflector type to meet your curing requirements, stop by booth 4913 to see the latest in edge coatings system in action.           The International Woodworking Fair is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries. This is the event where industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products and solutions for furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking and material processing.

Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices
August 20, 2014
University College London, UK Government has issued the following news release: One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit the electron’s tiny magnetic moment, or ‘spin’. Electrons have two properties – charge and spin – and although current technologies use charge, it is thought that spin-based technologies have the potential to outperform the ‘charge’-based technology of semiconductors for the storage and process of information. In order to utilise electron spins for electronics, or ‘spintronics’, the method of electrically generating and detecting spins needs to be efficient so the devices can process the spin information with low-power consumption. One way to achieve this is by the spin-Hall effect, which is being researched by scientists who are keen to understand the mechanisms of the effect, but also which materials optimise its efficiency. If research into this effect is successful, it will open the door to new technologies.

ADLINK Unveils High Performance PXI Express Embedded Controller With 4th Generation Intel; R Core™ i7 Processor.
August 20, 2014
  San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014         ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the release of the new PXIe-3985, its highest performing 3U PXI Express (PXIe) embedded controller, equipped with the quad-core 4th generation Intel(R) Core™ i7-4700EQ processor and operating at up to 3.4 GHz clock frequency (in single-core Turbo Boost Mode). With four links x4 or two links x16 and x8 PCI Express gen 2 link capability, up to 8 GB/s of total system throughput and up to 16 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM, the PXIe-3985 is the perfect choice for applications requiring intensive data analysis or processing and high-speed data streaming, such as in wireless, radar, or RF testing environments. Our latest high performance embedded controller is being showcased in ADLINK's booth #627 at IEEE AUTOTEST 2014 from September 15-18 at America's Center in St. Louis, MO.     "As a sponsor member of the PXI Systems Alliance, ADLINK is continuously expanding its portfolio of PXI and PXI Express offerings with new generation Intel(R) processors.

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM ALUMINUM, SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRIES QUANTIFIED FOR THE 1ST TIME
August 18, 2014
LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 18 -- The University of California at San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography issued the following press release: Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and colleagues used high-precision measurements of atmospheric gases to find that two potent perfluorocarbon greenhouse gases are emitted to the atmosphere from aluminum and semiconductor manufacturing in far greater quantities than these industries had estimated. An earlier study found that the reported emissions of these perfluorocarbons, which are among the compounds regulated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), only accounted for half of the emissions observed in the atmosphere during the period 2002-2010. This study distinguishes these emissions by type of industry to further understand the sources of this discrepancy.


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