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A*STAR and Partners Create Semiconductor R&D Joint Labs
July 28, 2014
Four joint laboratories on July 23 launched between A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners. A*STAR said in a release that the laboratories a total commitment of S$200m between both private and public sectors. A*STAR noted that the Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will develop and advance semiconductor technologies for future electronics markets. The industry partners involved in this international collaboration are: Applied Materials, Dai Nippon Printing, Disco, KLA-Tencor, Mentor Graphics, Nikon, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific, Pink, Tokyo Electron and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo.

ON Semiconductor Introduces All-in-One Auto Focus Controller
July 27, 2014
ON Semiconductor has introduced the LC898214XC Auto Focus Controller for camera modules in smartphones. According to a release, the integrated solution features digital loop filter and provides fast, accurate auto focus convergence with temperature compensation, while consuming minimal power.

ON Semiconductor Unveils Auto Focus Controller for Smartphone Camera Modules
July 27, 2014
ON Semiconductor has introduced the LC898214XC Auto Focus Controller for camera modules in smartphones. According to a company release, this integrated solution features digital loop filter and provides fast, accurate auto focus convergence with temperature compensation, while consuming minimal power. The integrated constant current driver provides lower electro interference noise than competing solutions.

Sapphire Technology Market Estimated To Reach $3.01 Billion By 2020 - New Report By MarketsandMarkets
July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014: According to the new report "Sapphire Technology Market by Growth Technologies, Substrate Wafer, Devices, Applications, and Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2013 - 2020", the global sapphire market by substrate is expected to reach $3.01 Billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 12.31%, whereas the Global Sapphire Technology Market for devices is expected to reach $6.17 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 12.24% that includes an in-depth analysis of application and geography. Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report.

ON Semiconductor introduces new Lithium-ion battery protection controller
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets.

Lattice introduces new iCE40 Ultra family
July 22, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has introduced the iCE40 Ultra family, reportedly delivering the integration of emerging infrared remote, barcode, touch, user identification, and pedometer functions with customization capabilities for makers of mobile consumer devices.

Lam Research releases new etch and deposition products for advanced patterning
July 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lam Research Corp., a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to semiconductor industry, has released two new products, 2300 Kiyo F Series conductor etch system, and the VECTOR ALD Oxide system, to enable advanced patterning.

ON Semiconductor introduces LC898214XC auto focus controller
July 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced the LC898214XC auto focus controller for camera modules in smartphones.

Prodelcon Eyes Bigger Foreign Mart Share
July 19, 2014
Here is the text of news released by official news agency Bernama on its website: Prodelcon Sdn Bhd, a semiconductor-based products and services provider, is eyeing bigger market share, particularly in the US, says its assistant sales and costing manager, Shiu Eng Hoe.

Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network)
July 18, 2014
http://www.abnnewswire.net/rss2/menafn/abn_menafn_en.aspInvestor and industrial consumption of silver has advanced at a healthy pace in 2014, reflected in the silver price increasing 5 percent as of July 15 from the beginning of the year. Building on an impressive 2013, investors continued to boost silver holdings in the first half of 2014. Silver exchange traded funds (ETF) backed by physical silver added 7.0 million ounces (Moz) of silver bullion through June; in contrast, gold ETF holdings dipped by 1.4 Moz ounces over the same time period. Globally, silver bullion coin sales are up 4.5 percent through the 1st quarter of 2014, according to precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS.


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