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Intel is Not Moving Smart Enough in the Smart Devices/IoT Market Says The Information Network
January 29, 2015
New Tripoli, PA, January 29, 2015 --(PR.com)-- According to The Information Network's latest report Convergence of Semiconductors and Smart Technology - A Market Analysis, microcontrollers (MCUs) used in Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Smart Industry, Smart Health, and Smart Transport (a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT)), represented just 10% of the overall MCU market in 2014. But in 2020, $10 billion in MCUs, representing 40% of the total market, will be used in these applications. MCUs provide local processing capability for the "real-time" embedded processing of most Smart Technology applications. Since utilization of MCUs in the various Smart Device applications vary significantly, a scalable family of devices from a manufacturer will be required, although 8-bit MCUs will predominate.

Graphene Semiconductor gets 4.95 Crores in Funding from Karnataka Govt Semiconductor Focus Fund
January 29, 2015
Bangalore, Jan. 29 -- Graphene Semiconductor Services Pvt. Ltd. today said that it has received Rupees 4.95 crores in a first phase funding from the Karnataka Semicondcutor Venture Capital Fund (KARSEMVEN Fund) recognising the startup's unique approach to semiconductor technology in product realization, from concept, to product deployment. Graphene is the first company in the seminconductor space to receive the backing of a governmental backed Venture Capital Fund. The SEBI-registered VC Fund chose Graphene for its differentiated focus in semiconductor technology and end-to-end product development along with its leadership excellence. Together, the leadership team of Graphene has more than 150+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry with vast knowledge in driving execution management.

New LinkSwitch-4 Switcher ICs from Power Integrations Pass US DoE-6 and European CoC Efficiency Rules
January 29, 2015
Calif., Jan. 29 -- Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced the LinkSwitch-4 family of CV/CC primary-side regulated (PSR) switcher ICs. The LinkSwitch-4 product family features an advanced adaptive base and emitter switched drive scheme for bipolar junction transistor switches (BJTs) that substantially improves power conversion efficiency and eliminates reliability concerns due to secondary breakdown. The new family of devices targets chargers and adapters required to meet stringent new efficiency rules from the US Department of Energy (DoE) and European Code of Conduct (CoC), both of which are scheduled to come into force in January 2016. The new DoE rules, known as DoE-6, require efficiency compliance measurements to be taken at the end of the charger USB cable; LinkSwitch-4 exceeds the requirements while using a low-complexity Schottky diode secondary, even for high-current 1.5 A and 2 A smartphone chargers.

RECONSTITUTION OF EMPOWERED COMMITTEE REGARDING SETTING UP OF SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER FABRICATION MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN COUNTRY
January 28, 2015
NEW DELHI, Jan. 28 -- The government of India issued the following news release: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved to reconstitute the Empowered Committee to setup the Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (FAB) projects, with the following composition:

Integration Engineer
January 28, 2015
Altera has issued the following Job vacancy: Integration Engineer Location: US-CA-San Jose Requisition ID: 4024 # of openings: 1 Description

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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