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SMIC Announces Co-investment Agreement and Investment Exit Agreement in Relation to Proposed Acquisition
December 22, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; "The Company"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry announces that on 22 December 2014 (after trading hours), SilTech Shanghai, an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, JCET and the IC Fund entered into the Co-investment Agreement to form an investment consortium in connection with the Proposed Acquisition of STATS ChipPAC. The consideration payable by SilTech Shanghai is the RMB equivalent of US$100 million (subject to exchange rate adjustments and the terms of the Co-investment Agreement). The Company further announces that on 22 December 2014 (after trading hours), in connection with the Co-investment Agreement, SilTech Shanghai, JCET and Xinchao Group entered into the Investment Exit Agreement, pursuant to which JCET agreed to grant to SilTech Shanghai a put option to sell the shares it acquires pursuant to the Co-investment Agreement.

Pure Wafer could switch some production to US foundry after major fire at its Swansea operation; Pure Wafer is assessing the damage at its semi-conductor recycling facility at Swansea but says production likely to be affected
December 22, 2014
One of Wales's leading hi-tech firms Pure Wafer could switch where possible production to its US operation after a major fire at its Swansea facility yesterday.

Pure Wafer PLC Re: Fire at Swansea Facility
December 22, 2014
RNS Number : 4107A Pure Wafer PLC 22 December 2014 PURE WAFER PLC (AIM: PUR) Re: Fire at Swansea facility 22 December 2014 Pure Wafer plc ("Pure Wafer" or "the Company"), one of the leading global providers of high quality silicon wafer reclaim services to many of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and foundries as an integral part of their cost control programmes, announces that its Wafer Reclaim facility in Swansea has suffered damage following a fire which is believed to have broken out at around 9am yesterday.

Hemlock to close polysilicon factory in Tennessee
December 22, 2014
(SeeNews Renewables) - Dec 22, 2014 - US firm Hemlock Semiconductor Group plans to shut down its USD-1.2-billion (EUR 981m) polysilicon production base in Tennessee, blaming the unfavourable market environment.

Hemlock to close polysilicon factory in Tennessee
December 22, 2014
(SeeNews Renewables) - Dec 22, 2014 - US firm Hemlock Semiconductor Group plans to shut down its USD-1.2-billion (EUR 981m) polysilicon production base in Tennessee, blaming the unfavourable market environment.

-Specialty chemicals from Evonik for the television of the future; Evonik intends to revolutionize the display industry; New metal-oxide semiconductors heighten image resolution and lower production costs
December 22, 2014
ENP Newswire - 22 December 2014 Release date- 19122014 - Specialty chemicals from Evonik for the television of the future; Evonik intends to revolutionize the display industry; New metal-oxide semiconductors heighten image resolution and lower production costs.

Hemlock to close polysilicon factory in Clarksville
December 22, 2014
United States, Dec. 22 -- Hemlock Semiconductor Group announced that it will begin the process of closing its facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, due to sustained adverse market conditions created by industry oversupply and ongoing challenges presented by global trade disputes.

US Contract Notice: Defense Logistics Agency Issues Solicitation for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE"
December 22, 2014
Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations Officer has issued requirement for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE." Solicitation no. SPM7M113UC550 Posted on: December 22, 2014

Cypress Semiconductor Files with US SEC for Merger with Spansion
December 22, 2014
22 December 2014 - US-based chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on form S-4 containing a joint preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with its proposed merger with and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE, the company said.

Hybrid Semiconductor Phosphors Emerge for Low-Cost LED Lighting
December 01, 2014
FULL TEXT A team of researchers at Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ) have designed new materials that could change the way household light bulbs are manufactured. With the phase-out of traditional incandescent light bulbs in the US and other countries, lighting manufacturers have looked for more energy-efficient lighting alternatives in the form of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). But LED manufacturing to date has required the use of rare-earth elements that are either increasingly more expensive or difficult to obtain.


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