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FORM 8-K: GIGAMON FILES CURRENT REPORT
July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Gigamon Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on July 22. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers (b), (c) and (e)

MICRON TECHNOLOGY REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP LEGAL AFFAIRS POPPEN (Idaho)
July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Micron Technology Inc. (MU), Boise, Idaho, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP for Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel Joel L. Poppen, Boise.

FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY EXECUTIVE VP FREY (Maine)
July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (FCS), South Portland, Maine, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Executive VP Mark S. Frey, South Portland.

A*STAR and Industry Form S$200M Semiconductor R&D Joint Labs
July 23, 2014
Public-Private Partnership to drive innovative solutions for complex micro chip manufacturing Four joint laboratories, representing a commitment of S$200m between private and public sectors, were launched today between A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners. The Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will develop and advance semiconductor technologies for future electronics markets. 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 Ltd. and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo. While expectations are for smart devices to sustain a compact form factor, consumers also expect powerful performance and low power consumption. The challenge for the semiconductor industry is to meet these needs by addressing system and integration scaling in the electronics market[1]. The four joint labs in lithography, wafer level packaging (WLP), metrology and assembly, will provide an integrated platform for semiconductor R&D, starting with patterning[2], further development of 3D Integrated Circuits (IC)[3], quality control, and finally, the assembly and high-volume manufacturing of chips. Full details of the labs' capabilities are available in Annex A.

A*STAR and Industry Form S$200M Semiconductor R&D Joint Labs
July 23, 2014
Public-Private Partnership to drive innovative solutions for complex micro chip manufacturing Four joint laboratories, representing a commitment of S$200m between private and public sectors, were launched today between A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners. The Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will develop and advance semiconductor technologies for future electronics markets. 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 Ltd. and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo. While expectations are for smart devices to sustain a compact form factor, consumers also expect powerful performance and low power consumption. The challenge for the semiconductor industry is to meet these needs by addressing system and integration scaling in the electronics market[1]. The four joint labs in lithography, wafer level packaging (WLP), metrology and assembly, will provide an integrated platform for semiconductor R&D, starting with patterning[2], further development of 3D Integrated Circuits (IC)[3], quality control, and finally, the assembly and high-volume manufacturing of chips. Full details of the labs' capabilities are available in Annex A.

Celestica Selects ON Semiconductor as an Honouree in 2013 Total Cost of Ownership Supplier Awards Program
July 23, 2014
ON Semiconductor has been recognized as an honouree in the 2013 Total Cost of Ownership Supplier Award program from Celestica.

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.

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events
July 22, 2014
MILPITAS, Calif., July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced the company's participation in the following investor events:

SoloPower Systems Ramps Up Manufacturing.
July 21, 2014
  Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 21, 2014           Portland, Oregon-based SoloPower Systems--which last year acquired the unique SoloPower™ CIGS technology from California tech start-up SoloPower Inc.--announced today that it is proceeding with the ramp up of manufacturing operations at its Portland facility.         Systems' President Rob Campbell stated, "We now have the team and resources in place and are pleased to announce the ramp up of our high volume production facility along with the advancement of our technology roadmap and the implementation of global sales and partnership agreements. Our proprietary SoloPower™ technology and ultra-lightweight flexible CIGS PV products serve many new and underserved markets. Along with our previously announced partnership with CTI Co. in South Korea we look forward to fulfilling our robust and diverse sales pipeline in Europe, the MENA, the Americas and Australasia."       About SoloPower Systems:         SoloPower Systems is a photovoltaic technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and deployment of CIGS flexible thin-film technology. Further information about SoloPower Systems can be found at:

Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network)
July 18, 2014
http://www.abnnewswire.net/rss2/menafn/abn_menafn_en.aspInvestor and industrial consumption of silver has advanced at a healthy pace in 2014, reflected in the silver price increasing 5 percent as of July 15 from the beginning of the year. Building on an impressive 2013, investors continued to boost silver holdings in the first half of 2014. Silver exchange traded funds (ETF) backed by physical silver added 7.0 million ounces (Moz) of silver bullion through June; in contrast, gold ETF holdings dipped by 1.4 Moz ounces over the same time period. Globally, silver bullion coin sales are up 4.5 percent through the 1st quarter of 2014, according to precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS.


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