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ChemTrace® Opens New Microcontamination Testing Laboratory in Taiwan
August 29, 2014
Quantum Global Technologies LLC, parent company to  ChemTrace®, an industry-recognized leading microcontamination analytical testing laboratory that provides services to the semiconductor, solar, and medical life science industries and QuantumClean®, the leading global provider of validated sub-20nm outsourced process tool parts cleaning, surface treatment, refurbishment, analytical and engineering services to the semiconductor industry, today announced it has opened a new laboratory in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

IXYS Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend
August 29, 2014
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of three and one-half cents ($0.035) per share. The quarterly dividend will be paid on September 26, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 12, 2014.

United Microelectronics Signs Deal to Become Minority Shareholder of Newly Formed Fujitsu Semiconductor Unit
August 29, 2014
United Microelectronics (UMC), a provider of semiconductor wafer foundry solutions, announced Friday it signed an agreement to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor.

UMC Joins Fujitsu's New Foundry Company
August 29, 2014
 United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC") and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited ("Fujitsu Semiconductor") today announced an agreement for UMC to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include its 300mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan ("the Company"). UMC's advanced 40nm technology will be also licensed to Fujitsu Semiconductor. The Company will provide high quality foundry services to customers by combining Fujitsu Semiconductor's low power process and embedded-memory technology with UMC's foundry expertise and advanced process technology. Under the terms of the agreement, UMC will invest JPY 5 billion as an initial investment by which UMC will subscribe for approximately 9.3% of the Company's shares.

UMC Joins Fujitsu's New Foundry Company
August 29, 2014
 United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC") and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited ("Fujitsu Semiconductor") today announced an agreement for UMC to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include its 300mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan ("the Company"). UMC's advanced 40nm technology will be also licensed to Fujitsu Semiconductor. The Company will provide high quality foundry services to customers by combining Fujitsu Semiconductor's low power process and embedded-memory technology with UMC's foundry expertise and advanced process technology. Under the terms of the agreement, UMC will invest JPY 5 billion as an initial investment by which UMC will subscribe for approximately 9.3% of the Company's shares.

SMIC selected in "Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award"
August 29, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, announced today, it was selected by Hong Kong Yazhou Zhoukan Limited in the FourthMainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award, and won the High-Tech Enterprise Award due to its exceptional business operations and outstanding performance. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited was founded in 1987 in Hong Kong, covering matters on economics, political and social culture, which caught the attention of the Chinese worldwide. TheMainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award selects Mainland Enterprises listed inHong Kong that has the best performance and is recognized by the market. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited's research department makes its decisions on the rankings based on audited data from the companies. To pick out the best performing companies from each industry, the market value, turnover and growth, net profit and net profit growth, total assets, as well as level of awareness and influence in the international capital market were all examined. SMIC has shown excellent financial performance such as 9 quarters of consecutive profit, gross profit margin, and net income. Additionally, in recent years, growth rate far exceeded industry standards, and corporate social responsibility has been fulfilled by actively carrying out environmental protection and charity work, to get into the final list and win theHigh-Tech Enterprise Award.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Air Force Issues Solicitation for "Semiconductor Research"
August 29, 2014
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Officer has issued requirement for "Semiconductor Research." Solicitation no. FA8601-13-T-0151 Posted on: August 29, 2014

-MStar to Include Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall Security Core in Connected TV Chips
August 29, 2014
ENP Newswire - 29 August 2014 Release date- 28082014 - San Francisco, Calif. and Hsinchu, Taiwan - Cryptography Research, the security division of Rambus (NASDAQ:RMBS), today announced that MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, has licensed the Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall security core for integration into its connected TV solution chips.

Organic Electronics Market by Material; Semiconductor, Conductive, Dielectric and Substrate Worth $75.82 Billion by 2020 – New Report MarketsandMarkets.
August 28, 2014
  (PRWEB) August 28, 2014           According to a new market research report "Organic Electronics Market by Material (Semiconductor, Conductive, Dielectric and Substrate), by Application (Battery, Conductive Ink, Display, Lighting, Logic/Memory, Sensor, OPV, ORFID and Others), Geography - Global Analysis and Forecast (2014 - 2020)," the total organic electronics market is expected to reach $75.82 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 29.0%.           Browse 23 market data tables and 87 figures spread through 200 pages and in-depth TOC on "Organic Electronics Market - Global Analysis and Forecast (2014 - 2020)".         http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/organic-electronics-market-144113962.html   Early buyers will receive 10% customization on reports.           Speak to Analyst:

SME and 3D Systems Announce Formation of Advisory Board for M.Lab21 Education Initiative.
August 27, 2014
  Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) August 27, 2014         - Supports 3D printing labs and advanced manufacturing curriculum in High Schools.         * Facilitates continuous interface between prospective employers and technical education providers.   * Revolutionizes high school industrial arts, career and technical education by delivering 21st Century Manufacturing Lab in schools.


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