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MILITARY Semiconductor Devices Sought by Defense Logistics Agency
October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia, has issued a pre-solicitation notice (SPE4A5-15-R-0116) for semiconductor devices. It was posted on Oct. 27 with a response date of Dec. 12. For more information about Targeted News Service contract awards please contact: Myron Struck, Editor, Direct: 703/866-4708, Cell: 703/304-1897, Myron@targetednews.com 30BautistaJude 141030-mv-783339 30VitinMar

W Resources PLC Strong Trenching Exploration -4-
October 30, 2014
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IQE PLC Iqe Plc : $1.1m Contract Win For Infrared Division
October 30, 2014
IQE plc Cardiff, UK. 30 October 2014: IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services, has agreed a long term supply contract for its world leading infrared materials with a leading global semiconductor manufacturer. The new order, which is worth approximately $1.1m over the next twelve months, represents the largest single purchase order for indium antimonide (InSb) products manufactured by IQE Infrared's UK substrate manufacturing business unit.

SEMICON Japan 2014: New Venue and New Ideas for Rebounding Industry
October 30, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: Today, SEMI announced an exceptional lineup of speakers for SEMICON Japan's Opening Day -- Accenture, Applied Materials, ARM, IBM Japan, Intel K.K., NIICT, Scripps, Toshiba, and Toyota. SEMICON Japan 2014, the largest exhibition in Japan for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology, will take place at its new venue in Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo on December 3-5. A deep program spans from the 33rd annual SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) which begins on December 3, includes sessions on power devices, DFM, lithography, MEMS, packaging, and more to the new World of IoT (Internet of Things).

Advantest to Exhibit Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging Systems at AAPS in San Diego, CA November 3-5, 2014; Company to showcase its latest THz technology at annual meeting of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
October 29, 2014
Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) will promote its new TAS7500 THz spectroscopy and imaging systems at the AAPS annual meeting. In San Diego, from November 3-5, 2014, scientists from pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, as well as from complimentary disciplines involved in the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, will attend the annual meeting and expo of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. At the event, Advantest will demonstrate the capabilities of its rapid, non-destructive spectroscopy/imaging systems for pharmaceutical development and quality control, as well as its TAS7500TS platform with in-line, at-line, on-line, and off-line capabilities for R&D, quality, manufacturing and process analytical technology (PAT).

Edwards Opens New Vacuum Service Centre in Xian, China; New facility to support customers in semiconductor sector
October 29, 2014
Edwards has opened a new service centre in Xian, China, bringing support closer to its customers in the north west of the country. The new 1860m2 facility has been established to support customers in the semiconductor, flat panel, solar and LED sectors, and will reduce servicing and turn-around time for customers, enabling them to minimise downtime and increase business efficiency.

US Contract Notice: Defense Logistics Agency Issues Solicitation for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE"
October 29, 2014
Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations Officer has issued requirement for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE." Solicitation no. SPM7M113UC550 Posted on: October 29, 2014

SiTime to be Acquired by MegaChips for $200M
October 28, 2014
SiTime Corporation , a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, will acquire SiTime for $200 million in cash. This transaction combines two complementary fabless semiconductor leaders that provide solutions for the growing Wearables, Mobile and Internet of Things markets. "SiTime's founders, Markus Lutz and Dr. Aaron Partridge, started the company with a vision of developing game-changing MEMS and analog technology to revolutionize the $5 billion timing industry," said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. "Through innovation, passion and focus, we've successfully delivered on this vision. Today, SiTime is the overwhelming leader - we have 1000 customers, 250 million units shipped, major design wins in all electronics segments, and a roadmap that extends SiTime's MEMS technology to all timing markets."

SiTime to be Acquired by MegaChips for $200M
October 28, 2014
SiTime Corporation , a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, will acquire SiTime for $200 million in cash. This transaction combines two complementary fabless semiconductor leaders that provide solutions for the growing Wearables, Mobile and Internet of Things markets. "SiTime's founders, Markus Lutz and Dr. Aaron Partridge, started the company with a vision of developing game-changing MEMS and analog technology to revolutionize the $5 billion timing industry," said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. "Through innovation, passion and focus, we've successfully delivered on this vision. Today, SiTime is the overwhelming leader - we have 1000 customers, 250 million units shipped, major design wins in all electronics segments, and a roadmap that extends SiTime's MEMS technology to all timing markets."

Taiwanese Chip Maker MediaTek Inc. Opens a San Diego Office
September 29, 2014
FULL TEXT MediaTek Inc., the wireless communications chip maker based in Taiwan, celebrated the opening of its San Diego office with a party and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 24. The business has leased space at the Seaview Corporate Center at 10188 Telesis Court in Sorrento Mesa.


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