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JAPAN: Toyota trials new hybrid semiconductor material
January 29, 2015
Toyota is testing new technology it said could make hybrids and other vehicles with electric powertrains more efficient. The year-long trial in Japan will evaluate the performance of new power semiconductors that use a silicon carbide (SiC) material, fitted to a Camry hybrid saloon prototype and a hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus.

VIRTUAL GALLERY SHOWCASES THE SILICON CHIPS BEHIND A REVOLUTION IN HEALTHCARE
January 29, 2015
The following information was released by Imperial College London: by Colin Smith A new Instagram series will show off the surprising beauty of the silicon chips being developed by researchers at Imperial to improve health.

Ireland: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7)
January 29, 2015
Northern Ireland Environment Link has issued the following news release: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7) Leinster £15000 - 25000 Fixed term contract Updated 29/01/2015 Human Resources

IQE renews wafer products supply contract
January 28, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: IQE plc, a manufacturer of semiconductor wafer products, has concluded the renegotiation of a long-term supply contract with an existing tier-1 customer for the supply of wafer products used in wireless applications.

Applications Engineer, Senior
January 28, 2015
Altera has issued the following Job vacancy: Applications Engineer, Senior Location: Japan-Tokyo Requisition ID: 4343 # of openings: 1 Description At Altera, we take pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our company is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why Altera is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

New funding to create manufacturing hub for nano-engineering
January 28, 2015
University of Bath, UK Government has issued the following news release: The Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant of £2.65 million will fund equipment and researchers to develop advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered semiconductors, particularly the III-nitrides.

Cabinet reconstitutes panel on semiconductor units
January 28, 2015
New Delhi, Jan. 28 -- The Union cabinet on Wednesday reconstituted an empowered committee on setting up semiconductor wafer fabrication manufacturing facilities in the country. The committee chaired by NITI Aayog member V.K. Saraswat will include K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, M.J. Zarabi, former chairman and managing director of Semiconductor Complex Ltd, Narendra Krishna Karmarkar, visiting professor, IIT-Bombay, Ratan P. Watal, secretary, department of expenditure, Amitabh Kant, secretary, department of industrial policy and promotion and R.S. Sharma, secretary, department of electronics and information technology.

Regional Applications Engineer
January 28, 2015
Altera has issued the following Job vacancy: Regional Applications Engineer Location: Japan-Tokyo Requisition ID: 4429 # of openings: 1 Description As a Regional Applications Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting design, embedded system, IP and software issues. You will be involved in all phases of the customer design process from concept through silicon implementation, and be able to contribute to the resolution of problems in the areas of hardware, Altera design tools and third party EDA tools. You will understand software/hardware trade-offs. You will also work with local team members and factory specialist colleagues to bring issues to closure as efficiently as possible. Your day to day interaction will be with direct customers, Altera FAE and distribution FAE teams.

Evonik Industries launches new metal-oxide semiconductor material
January 23, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Evonik Industries, a speciality chemicals company, has launched iXsenic, a new inorganic metal-oxide semiconductor material.

Surface-mountable LED; New Products: ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
January 01, 2015
  Osram Opto Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) has launched the first LED with oval light-radiating characteristics for large-screen video walls, gas station price signs, and digital road signs. Features include:           * A compact housing measuring 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.5 mm (including lens).           * Low tilt tolerances per diode.             * A stable and homogenous color appearance.             * Availability in yellow, red, green, and blue.         [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]           www.osram-os.com     


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