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Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
August 22, 2014
 Harwood Feffer LLP (http://www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation ("Peregrine Semiconductor" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS: PSMI) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd. ("Murata").   

QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014; Leading global provider of validated high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning, performance coatings, refurbishment, and analytical & engineering services, and leading reference microcontamination analytical laboratory to the semiconductor industry exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014 tradeshow.
August 22, 2014
 QuantumClean® andChemTrace® today announced that they will be exhibiting at the SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow, held at the Taiwan World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan from September 3rd through the 5th, 2014.

QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014; Leading global provider of validated high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning, performance coatings, refurbishment, and analytical & engineering services, and leading reference microcontamination analytical laboratory to the semiconductor industry exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014 tradeshow.
August 22, 2014
 QuantumClean® andChemTrace® today announced that they will be exhibiting at the SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow, held at the Taiwan World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan from September 3rd through the 5th, 2014.

PEREGRINE ALERT: Proposed Sale of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation Being Investigated by Johnson & Weaver, LLP
August 22, 2014
Shareholder rights law firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP has launched an investigation into whether the board members of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI) breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed $471 million sale of the Company to Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices
August 22, 2014
Univesity College london (UCL) scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit the electron's tiny magnetic moment, or 'spin'. Electrons have two properties - charge and spin - and although current technologies use charge, it is thought that spin-based technologies have the potential to outperform the 'charge'-based technology of semiconductors for the storage and process of information.

Council pledges support for cafe
August 22, 2014
Scottish Borders Council has given assurances over the future of the Tower Mill Cafe after it was criticised at Tuesday's Area Forum meeting. Councillor Stuart Marshall raised concerns that the building was being underused, was operating on restricted opening hours and that the chip-and-pin facility that he was told would be installed weeks ago was still not in place.

Murata Electronics North America Inc agreed to acquire Peregrine Semiconductor Corp
August 22, 2014
Murata Electronics North America Inc, a subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Peregrine Semiconductor Corp for US$417.9 million in cash. Under the terms of the transaction, Murata Electronics North America Inc will pay US$12.5 in cash per target share. The acquisition is in line with Murata Electronics North America Inc's strategy of expanding its core RF technology business. Peregrine Semiconductor Corp, located in San Diego, California, United States, designs and manufactures integrated circuits. The deal, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals as well as the fulfillment of customary closing conditions, is expected to close by early 2015. The financial advisors in the deal include: Deutsche Bank AG for Peregrine Semiconductor Corp, Evercore Group LLC for Peregrine Semiconductor Corp, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co Ltd for Murata Electronics North America Inc. The legal advisors in the deal include: Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP for Peregrine Semiconductor Corp, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP for Murata Electronics North America Inc.

Germany,United States : INFINEON inks deal to buy International Rectifier
August 22, 2014
Infineon, a German chip maker, has announced the entering into an agreement to acquire International Rectifier Corp in order to bolster its position in the global semiconductor and power management market.

Concord Components announces distribution agreement with America Semiconductor
August 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Concord Components, Inc., a distributor of military and commercial grade board level components, has signed a distribution agreement with America Semiconductor, LLC.

RIT HOSTS WAYNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AS PART OF STEM MATH AND SCIENCE PARTNERSHIPS GRANT FUNDS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCIENCE, MATH AND ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES FOR REGIONAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM
August 19, 2014
The following information was released by Rochester Institute of Technology: Teachers from the Wayne County School District gowned up to work with RIT engineering faculty in the clean room and learn more about nanotechnology processes and development. It was a chance for them to connect information about physics and material properties with the processes to develop electronic devices. The teachers became the students, and their classrooms were the engineering clean room and laboratories at Rochester Institute of Technology.


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