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MICRON TECHNOLOGY REPORTS DISPOSITION BY VP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEBOER (Idaho)
April 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, April 18 -- 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 Research and Development Scott J. Deboer, Boise.

Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Forge Strategic Collaboration to Deliver Multi-Sourced Offering of 14nm FinFET Semiconductor Technology
April 18, 2014
Seoul, April 18 -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new strategic collaboration to deliver global capacity for 14 nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. For the first time, the industry's most advanced 14nm FinFET technology will be available at both Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, giving customers the assurance of supply that can only come from true design compatibility at multiple sources across the globe. The new collaboration will leverage the companies' worldwide leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, with volume production at Samsung's fabs in Hwaseong, Korea and Austin, Texas, as well as GLOBALFOUNDRIES' fab in Saratoga, New York. Developed by Samsung and licensed to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the 14nm FinFET process is based on a technology platform that has already gained traction as the leading choice for high-volume, power-efficient system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The platform taps the benefits of three-dimensional, fully depleted FinFET transistors to overcome the limitations of planar transistor technology, enabling up to 20 percent higher speed, 35 percent less power and 15 percent area scaling over industry 20nm planar technology.

ON Semiconductor Sets Date to Release 1Q 2014 Results
April 18, 2014
ON Semiconductor Corp. plans to announce its financial results for the first quarter ending March 28, after the market closes on Thursday, May 1. In a release, the Company noted event details:

Zero-Energy-Consumption Magneto-Optical Storage for Next-Generation Flexible Plastic Computers
April 18, 2014
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a method of converting magnetic data into optical data for free, without external electricity. This is a very big step towards flexible, cheap, throwaway plastic computers, which are gaining in popularity due to society's recent shift towards mobile computing and "quantified self" activity monitors, Extremetech reported. Plastic computers are fundamentally very similar to normal, metal computers â- but instead of being fabricated out of wafers of silicon, plastic computers consist of organic semiconductors (polymers) that are laid down on a flexible, plastic substrate, creating organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). These OFETs don't have the same performance characteristics as silicon, but they're good enough for ultra-low-power mobile and wearable computing. (These are the same kind of organic semiconductors used in OLED displays, incidentally.)

-IHS Technology - Renesas Maintains Dominance in Automotive Semiconductor Market
April 18, 2014
ENP Newswire - 18 April 2014 Release date- 17042014 - El Segundo, Calif. -Renesas remained the leader in the automotive semiconductor race in 2013, with the company's dominance in microcomponents and logic integrated circuits (IC) helping it to hold a half-billion-dollar gap over the second-place competitor.

Samsung-Globalfoundries alliance a threat to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
April 18, 2014
Taipei: Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries are teaming up in the made-to-order chip business, an alliance aimed at stealing orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Globalfoundries will licence Samsung's most advanced new chipmaking technology, called 14-nanometer FinFET, giving customers access to production at plants in Texas, New York state and South Korea. Terms of the accord weren't disclosed.

American Semiconductor selects Cypress to manufacture custom optical devices
April 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, has announced that American Semiconductor, which is engaged in integrated circuits and hybrid systems development, has selected Cypress Foundry Solutions to develop and manufacture custom optical devices.

Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulation Platform Selected by Imagination Technologies for IP Verification Based on Performance and Capacity
April 17, 2014
WILSONVILLE, Ore.,  April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT), a leader in advanced system verification solutions, announced today that Imagination Technologies, a global leader in the supply of semiconductor design IP including PowerVR GPUs and MIPS CPUs, has adopted the Veloce® 2 enterprise emulation platform to complement its existing emulation and verification infrastructure.

Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulation Platform Selected by Imagination Technologies for IP Verification Based on Performance and Capacity
April 17, 2014
WILSONVILLE, Ore.,  April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT), a leader in advanced system verification solutions, announced today that Imagination Technologies, a global leader in the supply of semiconductor design IP including PowerVR GPUs and MIPS CPUs, has adopted the Veloce® 2 enterprise emulation platform to complement its existing emulation and verification infrastructure.

Indian Semiconductor Fab - Are We on the Right Track?
April 15, 2014
"I was part of the team which set up the first IC fab in India at Bharat Electronics, Bangalore and managed the unit for more than 24 years. I feel the new fab policy has overlooked some of the vital realities and I have a few suggestions to make the entire fab objective successful." Subash Chandran, Consultant, Semiconductor Domain & Business Strategy,Tech Mahindra


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