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INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. of Commencement of an Investigation Concerning the Fairness of the SALE OF THE COMPANY TO NXP SEMICONDUCTORS N.V. -- FSL
March 27, 2015
The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: TO: ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO PURCHASED FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. STOCKPRIOR TO MARCH 6, 2015. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an investigation into the fairness of the sale of Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) to NXP Semiconductors N.V. for $6.25 in cash and 0.3521 shares of NXP for each Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. share. To learn more about the investigation and your rights, GO TO:

Technical Coverage of Semiconductors Equities -- NVIDIA, Microchip Technology, Trina Solar, Lattice Semiconductor, and Ascent Solar Technologies
March 27, 2015
Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), Trina Solar Ltd (NYSE: TSL), Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), and Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI). Free research report on NVIDIA can be accessed athttp://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=NVIDIA&d=27-Mar-2015&s=NVDA. The US markets on Thursday, March 26, 2015, ended on a negative note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 17,678.23, down 0.23% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,863.36, down 0.27%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.24% lower at 2,056.15. During the trading session, eight out of ten sectors finished on a lower note. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index ended the day at 690.55, up 0.06%, with the index advancing 16.58% in the past one year. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.  

NXP Semiconductors N.V. Enters Strategic Cooperation with B.M. Holding and Digital China Sign for Shanghai Smart City Project
March 27, 2015
NXP Semiconductors N.V (NXPI), a semiconductor company, said Friday that it has partnered with Chinese commercial real estate developer B.M. Holding Group and integrated IT service provider Digital China Holdings Ltd. to construct a large-scale "smart" business district in the center of Shanghai, which incorporates wireless networking technology.

Govt to invest $10 bn in semiconductor units in Gujarat, UP
March 27, 2015
The government will be investing $10 billion in the semiconductor manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing $400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor.

NXP, B.M. Holding and Digital China Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement for Shanghai Smart City Project; Official Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony Took Place in China Attended by the Dutch Prime Minister
March 27, 2015
SHANGHAI, China, March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese commercial real estate developer B.M. Holding Group and integrated IT service provider Digital China Holdings Ltd. The Memorandum officially establishes the parties as strategic partners in the construction of a large-scale "smart" business district in the center of Shanghai, incorporating innovative wireless networking technology. The long-term, comprehensive agreement will see NXP supply B.M. Holding with the latest in secure Internet of Things (IoT) technology. When construction completes on the new business district in 2017, it will represent a landmark complex that will help drive local economic development.

Advanced Line Scan Cameras Win Gold in Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards Program; Vision Systems Design presents Two Gold Awards for the Piranha4 Multispectral Camera and the Piranha XL 16k Camera at Automate 2015
March 27, 2015
Teledyne DALSA (NYSE:TDY), a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision components and solutions, announced today that its Piranha4 Multispectral camera and its Piranha XL 16k camera were recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. "On behalf of the Vision Systems Design Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate Teledyne DALSA on their Gold awards," said Vision Systems Design Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. "This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. The team at Teledyne DALSA should be very proud."

MRS Communications Publishes New Manufacturing Process from Stanford Which Could Yield Better Solar Cells, Faster Chips
March 27, 2015
The Materials Research Society issued the following news release: The upcoming issue of MRS Communications features a paper from Stanford researchers Garrett Hayes and Bruce Clemens who describe a new manufacturing process that could make gallium arsenide, a silicon alternative, more cost effective.

Govt to invest USD 10 bn in chip manufacturing facilities in Gujarat, UP
March 27, 2015
Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years.

Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power
March 27, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued the following news release: In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.” Use of solar photovoltaics has been growing at a phenomenal rate: Worldwide installed capacity has seen sustained growth averaging 43 percent per year since 2000. To evaluate the prospects for sustaining such growth, the MIT researchers look at possible constraints on materials availability, and propose a system for evaluating the many competing approaches to improved solar-cell performance.

ON Semiconductor and Transphorm introduce GaN cascode transistors
March 23, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor Corporation and Transphorm Inc. have announced the introduction of the co-branded NTP8G202N and NTP8G206N 600V GaN cascode transistors and a 240W reference design that utilizes them.


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