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SMIC Kicks Off 6th Technology Workshop in Shanghai
April 24, 2014
Promotes the Latest Advanced and Specialty Technology Platforms Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, hosted its sixth annual technology workshop in Shanghai today to promote the latest advanced and specialty technology platforms. At the event, SMIC announced its latest achievements and milestones on advanced technologies such as 28nm and 40nm, as well as new feature offerings on specialty technologies, including eNVM, PMIC, RF, IoT, and Matured Technology Enhancement (MTE) programs.

SMIC Kicks Off 6th Technology Workshop in Shanghai
April 24, 2014
Promotes the Latest Advanced and Specialty Technology Platforms Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, hosted its sixth annual technology workshop in Shanghai today to promote the latest advanced and specialty technology platforms. At the event, SMIC announced its latest achievements and milestones on advanced technologies such as 28nm and 40nm, as well as new feature offerings on specialty technologies, including eNVM, PMIC, RF, IoT, and Matured Technology Enhancement (MTE) programs.

STS Semiconductor and Invensas to Team on High Volume BVA Mobile Solutions
April 24, 2014
Tessera Technologies, Inc., announced that Invensas Corp., its subsidiary, and Seoul, South Korea-based STS Semiconductor & Telecommunications Co., a semiconductor assembly and test solution provider specializing in mobile and communication devices, have entered into an agreement to validate high volume manufacturing capability for Invensas' Bond Via Array (BVATM) technology for next generation smartphone and tablet customers.

MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR: Pomerantz Law Firm Class Action in Calif.
April 24, 2014
Pomerantz LLP on March 12 disclosed that it has filed a classaction lawsuit against MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation andcertain of its officers.  The class action, filed in United StatesDistrict Court, Northern District of California, and docketedunder 3:14-cv-01160, is on behalf of a class consisting of allpersons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired MagnaChipsecurities between January 30, 2013 and March 11, 2014, both datesinclusive.  This class action seeks to recover damages againstDefendants for alleged violations of the federal securities lawspursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities ExchangeAct of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

Ultra Clean to Present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Technology Media and Telecom Conference
April 23, 2014
 Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:  UCTT), a developer and supplier of critical subsystems, for the semiconductor capital equipment, medical device, energy, research, and flat panel industries, announced that Casey Eichler, Chief Financial Officer, will address the Jefferies 2014 Global Technology Media and Telcom Conference. The presentation will take place at the Epic Hotel, Miami on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 9:30 AM Eastern Standard Time.

UMC Certifies Synopsys IC Validator Physical Verification Tool for 28 nm; Collaboration Also Enables In-Design Physical Verification with IC Compiler
April 23, 2014
Highlights: UMC extends existing support for Synopsys® IC Validator physical verification to 28 nm UMC support includes In-Design physical verification within Synopsys' IC Compiler(TM) place-and-route tool, enabling advanced design techniques IC Validator DRC and LVS decks are available for immediate download from UMC's foundry website Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC;TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that UMC has certified Synopsys' IC Validator product for physical verification on UMC's 28-nanometer (nm) process. Joint customers can now reap the benefits of IC Validator for In-Design with confidence that the tool and its runsets have been fully qualified by UMC for accuracy and completeness.

SEMICON Southeast Asia to be Launched in 2015
April 23, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: Recognizing the changing dynamics of the microelectronics industry in Southeast Asia, SEMI today announced the expanded scope of its industry-leading SEMICON regional exposition which will now rotate between Singapore and other locations within Southeast Asia. Building on the twenty-year history of SEMICON Singapore, the expanded event -- branded SEMICON Southeast Asia -- will have its inaugural event in in Penang, Malaysia in 2015. The announcement was made during SEMICON Singapore 2014 (www.semiconsingapore.org), which is currently being held from 23-25 April at the Marina Bay Sands.

PRWeb Newswire
April 23, 2014
  Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014       The CTO Forum today announced that Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT), has been appointed to the CTO Forum Advisory Board. The CTO Forum brings together senior technology executives, business leaders and academicians to discuss and collaborate on key technology issues and to accelerate innovation across organizations.       "We are very pleased to welcome Om to our advisory board. As a world-renowned expert in materials science and technology, and one of the industry's respected forward thinkers, his experience, vision and knowledge will be a tremendous asset to us," said Basheer Janjua, founder and chairman of the CTO Forum and CEO of Integnology Corporation.           "I am honored to join this distinguished group of dynamic thinkers," said Dr. Nalamasu. "The essence of open innovation starts with passionate people stimulating new and different ways of thinking. I look forward to exchanging ideas that address the world's most pressing technology challenges."

Model N announces vertical sales management solution for Semiconductors and component manufacturers.
April 23, 2014
  Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014     Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), the leading Revenue Management solutions provider to the Life Science and Technology industries, today announced a new sales solution built on the Salesforce1 Platform for the semiconductor and component manufacturing industry.       As a Cloud Alliance partner of salesforce.com, Model N will deliver REVVY Sales Application Suite, a vertically designed cloud solution built that will allow Semiconductor and Electronic component manufacturers to strategically manage their entire direct opportunities pipeline and channel design registrations with out-of-the-box functionality, designed to address their very specific vertical requirements.

Intel Selects NECA-IBEW Team for Electrical Construction of New Facilities.
April 22, 2014
  Hillsboro, OR (PRWEB) April 22, 2014         If you own any kind of personal computer, chances are good that it contains an Intel chip or other Intel-made components. In fact, the history of Intel (the name is an abbreviation for "Integrated Electronics") dates all the way back to the 1960s, years before average consumers had even dreamed of owning personal computers.       Today, Intel is one of the largest manufacturers of semiconductor chips as well as memory modules (RAM). It is also the largest employer in the Portland, Oregon metro region, providing jobs for around 17,000 workers as of October 2012. As the company expands its semiconductor fabrication plant, it will be adding as many as 8,000 employees while spending somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion on construction and refurbishment. The first phase of the expansion, the DIX 1 Intel Expansion, has recently been completed as work on the next phase, DIX 2, goes forward. During the entire expansion process, Intel is realizing the benefits of hiring union craftsmen of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and their employer counterparts at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The contributions and professionalism of the NECA-IBEW team and the high standards of union productivity are highlighted in Electric TV's most recent video documentary.           "We have very high standards at Intel," says Jill Eiland, who directs corporate affairs at Intel's Oregon plant, which is located in the city of Hillsboro, twenty miles west of Portland.


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