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CREE REPORTS ACQUISITION BY EXECUTIVE VP HILLER (North Carolina)
August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Cree Inc. (CREE), Durham, N.C., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Executive VP Norbert Hiller, Durham. On Aug. 25 the action involved acquisition of 5,000 shares of stock. Hiller now owns 50,079 shares of stock directly and 1,572 shares of stock indirectly. Cree Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and devices primarily based on silicon carbide, gallium nitride and related compounds. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

SMIC Announces Unaudited 2014 Interim Results
August 28, 2014
 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, announces the unaudited interim results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries for the six months endedJune 30, 2014.

GCL-Poly swings to USD-116m profit in H1 2014
August 28, 2014
(SeeNews Asia Pacific) - Aug 28, 2014 - Hong Kong-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd (HKG:3800) today reported a net profit of HKD 900.4 million (USD 116.2m/EUR 88m) for the first half of 2014, against a HKD-917.3-million loss a year back.

OmniVision's High Performance, Low-Cost Image Sensor Brings Best-In-Class VGA Video to a Wide Range of Consumer Applications
August 28, 2014
New OV7676 1/7.5-Inch System-On-A-Chip VGA Sensor Excels In Both Performance And Cost-Effectiveness SANTA CLARA, Calif., -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV7676, a new cost-effective 1/7.5-inch system-on-a-chip (SOC) VGA sensor. Leveraging OmniVision's established OmniPixel3-HS(TM) technology, the OV7676 brings best-in-class pixel performance to a wide range of applications, including mobile phones, tablets, wearables, notebooks, and IP network cameras.

National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) and Synopsys Enable Large-Scale Use of Synopsys' Galaxy Custom Designer Solution in an Educational Environment
August 28, 2014
-- Joint Master's Program Trains Analog/Mixed-Signal Engineers for Russia's Growing High-tech Industry National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced the addition of new courses to the Synopsys-MIET two-year master's program that will enable large-scale use of Synopsys' Galaxy Custom Designer® in an educational environment. With these additional courses, Synopsys-MIET master's program students will enhance their knowledge and skills to become highly qualified specialists ready to address the rapidly growing demand for analog/mixed-signal and custom chip design in Russia.

PowerFilm secures USD 3.6m from US Army for PV R&D
August 28, 2014
(SeeNews Renewables) - Aug 28, 2014 - US-based flexible solar panel maker PowerFilm Inc (LON:PFLM) said yesterday it will receive more than USD 3.6 million (EUR 2.7m) in funding under two military contracts to develop new solar systems.

ELPIDA MEMORY: Settles DRAM Class Action for $310 Million
August 28, 2014
ABC10 News reports that if you purchased a piece of equipmentwhich uses dynamic random access memory, commonly referred to asDRAM, between 1998 and 2002, you may be eligible to take part in a$310 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit.

Plastic Electronics: Opportunity on the Edge of Commercialization
August 27, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: The Plastics Electronics Conference and Exposition, Europe's premier event focusing on the latest developments in printed, organic and large area electronics, will co-locate with SEMICON Europa. Plastic Electronics 2014 (PE 2014) is themed "Enabling Applications beyond Limits in Electronics" and will be held at Alpexpo in Grenoble on 7-9 October. PE2014 is an ideal forum to meet technology leaders and professionals from industry, academia, and research organizations focused on developing the next-generation of plastic and organic electronics. According to analysts, the plastics electronics market is growing rapidly and is expected to reach $13 billion by 2020 driven by increasing applications in the semiconductor and electronics market. Applications like large area displays, solar panels and printed electronics are now responsible for a substantial portion of the PE market, and emerging applications like OLED, thin-film batteries, and sensors are emerging growth opportunities.

United States : Simpson Thacher Represents Murata Manufacturing in Its Acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
August 27, 2014
Simpson Thacher is representing Japan s Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of the entire equity interest in NASDAQ-listed Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata, will acquire Peregrine for a transaction value of approximately US$465 million, or US$12.50 per share in cash. The transaction, which is subject to Peregrine s stockholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of 2014 or early 2015.

United States : Fairchild Realigns Global Manufacturing Capabilities
August 27, 2014
Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading supplier of high performance power and mobile products, today announced it will eliminate its internal five-inch and significantly reduce six-inch wafer fabrication lines, resulting in the closure of its manufacturing and assembly facilities in West Jordan, Utah and Penang, Malaysia, as well as the remaining five-inch wafer fabrication lines in Bucheon, South Korea. This realignment is part of Fairchild's ongoing initiative to enhance manufacturing capabilities, improve product quality, and lower costs resulting in greater supply chain flexibility and responsiveness for our customers.


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