IXYS Corporation Announces Results for the September 2014 Quarter; Highlights:
October 31, 2014
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), an international power semiconductor and IC company, today reported results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended September 30, 2014. Net revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 were $86.4 million, up $534,000 from $85.9 million in net revenues for the September 2013 quarter. For the six months ended September 30, 2014, IXYS reported net revenues of $174.5 million, an increase of $17.4 million, or 11.1%, as compared to net revenues of $157.1 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year. "Over the last year, organic growth has been achieved through a diversified product platform, strong customer relationships, new sales and marketing initiatives and increased cross-selling. Offering products across 90% of the power spectrum, we maintain our front-runner advantage in power semiconductors and ICs, while advancing our microcontrollers and ICs for power management and energy sustainable products. Additionally, we implemented our global manufacturing strategy through consolidation and outsourcing, and by seeking synergies and achieving better manufacturing utilization, all of which contributed to improved profitability," commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, Chairman, CEO and Founder of IXYS.

Applied Materials to Hold Q4 & FY2014 Earnings Webcast on November 13, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET
October 31, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. will hold a webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 financial results, along with its business outlook, on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT).

Semiconductor Manufacturing: Present at ASMC 2015 -- 'Call for Papers' Deadline Extended to November 10
October 31, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: SEMI announced today that the deadline for presenters to submit an abstract for the 26th annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) is extended to November 10. ASMC, which takes place May 3-6, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, New York, will feature technical presentations of more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts covering critical process technologies and fab productivity. This year's event features keynotes, a panel discussion, networking events, technical sessions on advanced semiconductor manufacturing, and tutorials.

-NXP Sets NFC Innovation for Cars into High Gear
October 31, 2014
ENP Newswire - 31 October 2014 Release date- 30102014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), co-inventor and number one supplier of near field communication (NFC) and innovation leader in the connected car, today announced it will expand its NFC leadership to the automotive industry.

Scientists worked for over 18 hours to keep MOM costs low
October 31, 2014
Indore: On board software repairing of a spacecraft is really a big task for a space scientist and engineers. But the beauty of the success of the Mars Orbiter Mission ( MOM) is that that all the software and hardware is has been integrated in such a manner that India would achieve success in its first attempt.

SMIC and ASML sign volume purchase agreement
October 30, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, or SMIC, a semiconductor foundry, and ASML Holding N.V., a provider of lithography systems, have signed a volume purchase agreement, or VPA, that will provide SMIC with lithography systems from ASML.

Allied Minds Announces the Formation of Seamless Devices, Inc.
October 30, 2014
Allied Minds (LSE: ALM), an innovative U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company, today announced that it's entering into an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement with Columbia University that has led to the formation of a new subsidiary, Seamless Devices, Inc. Seamless Devices is developing applications for a novel technique in analog signal processing that will make it possible to produce high-performance signals even as transistors are scaled down in size deep into the nanoscale.

Design for Manufacturability Engineering 9884334
October 30, 2014
Iowa Association of Business and Industry has issued the following Job Vacancy: Wage Location = LINCOLN, NE 68503 Design for Manufacturability Engineering Professional Job ID STG-0700693 Job type Full-time Regular Work country USA Position type Professional Work city - Any, Essex Junction,VT, Hopewell Junction,NY Posted 28-Oct-2014 Travel No travel Job area Engineering (hardware) Business group IBM Systems & Technology Group Job category Hardware Development & Support Business unit Micro Div Job role Device Design & Modeling Engineering Professional Job role skillset CMOS Device Technology Commissionable/Sales-Incentive jobs only No

AMD appoints senior vice president and general manager of EESC business group
October 29, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., or AMD, a semiconductor company, has appointed Forrest Norrod as senior vice president and general manager of its Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom, or EESC, business group.

Sumitomo Electric launches new sintered diamond cutting tools
October 29, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has launched its new BreakMaster LD type and GD type sintered diamond cutting tools with integral chipbreaker.


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