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Smart Lighting Chips Market (LED drivers, MCUs, Sensors) worth $1.05 Billion by 2019; RnRMarketResearch.com adds "The Markets for Smart Lighting Drivers, Controllers and Sensor Chips - 2014" reports to its store. This report analyzes the market for LED drivers, MCUs, sensors and other chips used in smart lighting.
July 29, 2014
This report analyzes the market for LED drivers, MCUs, sensors and other chips used in smart lighting.  It is the latest in reports on smart lighting, which covers both the lighting itself and important components and chips used in smart lighting systems.  In this report we explicitly discuss smart lighting components in the context of the emerging Internet-of-Things. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140729/130756

Celestica Recognizes PMC as 2013 TCOO Supplier Awards Program Honoree
July 29, 2014
PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, has been recognized as an honouree in the 2013 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award program from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Celestica's awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica's TCOO strategy and demonstrate excellence in quality, delivery, technology, service, pricing and flexibility.

DecaWave Broadens Reach with Digi-Key; Responds to Increasing Demand for M2M Connectivity Technology
July 29, 2014
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with DecaWave Limited , a semiconductor industry innovator responsible for integrating its IR-UWB technology into its ScenSor line which offers industry-first measurement, indoor location and communications functionality. Irish fabless semiconductor manufacturer DecaWave has developed its ScenSor family of IR-UWB ICs to provide developers with the ability to locate tagged indoor objects to a precision of 10 cm at a distance of up to 300 m in line-of-sight mode and 40 m in non-line-of-sight mode.

Vycom Announces Flametec® Thermax PVC (FM4910 Listed) For a Variety of Clean Room Applications with Excellent Workability and Aesthetics
July 29, 2014
 Vycom announces the addition of Thermax PVC to the Flametec® family of products, designed to meet Factory Mutual (FM) 4910 fire propagation and smoke generation criteria for cleanroom equipment materials such as wet benches, process tools, fume hoods, furniture and cabinetry. These criteria reduce threats to worker safety and damage to semiconductor wafers used in electronic chip manufacturing. Flametec Thermax provides a flame-retardant PVC solution with excellent workability and superior aesthetics. It is available in a smooth, white finish, in various sheet sizes and thicknesses.

Fairchild Semiconductor, E*Trade Financial, Gilead Sciences, Roche and Biogen Idec highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
July 29, 2014
 Zacks Equity Researchhighlights Fairchild Semiconductor (Nasdaq:FCS-Free Report) as the Bull of the Day and E*Trade Financial (Nasdaq:ETFC-Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq:GILD-Free Report), Roche (OTC:RHHBY-Free Report) and Biogen Idec (Nasdaq:BIIB-Free Report). Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

IXYS Releases High Precision, Low Power Consumption Voltage Detectors in Ultra-Small Packages for Power Management Applications
July 29, 2014
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), a manufacturer of power semiconductors and integrated circuits for energy efficiency, power management, and motor control applications, today announced the availability of high precision, low power voltage detectors in ultra-small packages. It is an expansion of IXYS' product portfolio in the area of power management ICs. With accuracy as high as 0.8 percent and current consumption as low as 0.4 microA, they are well suited for a variety of power efficient mobile and battery powered consumer electronics and medical applications.

IXYS Releases High Precision, Low Power Consumption Voltage Detectors in Ultra-Small Packages for Power Management Applications
July 29, 2014
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), a manufacturer of power semiconductors and integrated circuits for energy efficiency, power management, and motor control applications, today announced the availability of high precision, low power voltage detectors in ultra-small packages. It is an expansion of IXYS' product portfolio in the area of power management ICs. With accuracy as high as 0.8 percent and current consumption as low as 0.4 microA, they are well suited for a variety of power efficient mobile and battery powered consumer electronics and medical applications.

TriQuint Becomes First Manufacturer to Achieve MRL 9 for GaN; Reaches Manufacturing Readiness Level 9 for GaN Technology
July 29, 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it is the first gallium nitride (GaN) RF chip manufacturer to achieve Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9. This achievement means TriQuint's GaN manufacturing processes have met full performance, cost and capacity goals, and that the company has the capability in place to support full rate production. To benchmark MRL 9, TriQuint applied the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's rigorous manufacturing readiness assessment tool and criteria to its high frequency, high power GaN production line. TriQuint's ongoing development of GaN-based devices is leading to smaller, more efficient power amplifiers, typically used for military radar and electronic warfare programs as well as commercial wireless communications and infrastructure.

TekStart and Pico Computing Partner to Deliver Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) Intellectual Property (IP) Solutions for Networking, Computing, and Processing Markets; HMC IP provides customers with broad benefits addressing bandwidth issues for networking and memory-bound applications
July 29, 2014
Pico Computing Inc., a technology leader in high-performance computing, and TekStart TM LLC, a semiconductor adventure capital company, today announced the availability of Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) Controller Intellectual Property (IP). HMC technology brings greatly expanded bandwidth (up to 240GB/s) to image processing, packet processing, video processing, and other high-performance computing applications. The new HMC Controller offering is essential to unlocking the breakthrough capabilities of HMC technology, which in turn overcomes traditional memory constraints. "Pico Computing's innovative HMC controller IP, originally designed specifically for Micron, provides tremendous benefits to memory-bound applications, and particularly those that require high bandwidth and fast random access," said Jaime Cummins , CEO, Pico Computing. "The combination of our IP with TekStart's deep IP integration and solutions expertise will provide a solid platform for advances in the HMC space."

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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