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ANALYSIS SEES MANY PROMISING PATHWAYS FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER
March 30, 2015
The following information was released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 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.

-Minco Partners with Digi-Key to Offer Bare Die Semiconductor Products
March 30, 2015
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and AUSTIN, Texas, USA - Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and Minco Technology Labs, LLC, today announced that they have teamed up to offer semiconductor bare die products to its global customer base.

Nikon Corporation Received Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award
March 28, 2015
Nikon has issued the following news release: Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President) has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Nikon Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with semiconductor lithography systems for technology development and high volume manufacturing, deemed essential to Intel's success.

India : Government to Invest 10 Billion US $ in the Chip Manufacturing Facilities Coming up in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
March 28, 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. Addressing the first Indian Electronics Expo organized by Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) in New Delhi yesterday, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India Shri RS Sharma, revealed that the government would be investing US$ 10 billion in the chip 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 US$ 400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor. These are part of the initiatives that are under way to create an eco-system that lays focus on high ended innovation. A dedicated fund, known as Electronics Development Fund had been created to leverage the use of venture capital funds to promote more start-ups in the country, he added.

Emerald Therapeutics Unveils ECL-1: The First Emerald Cloud Lab Production Facility and Announces First Customers
March 28, 2015
Washington, D.C.: Biotechnology Industry Organization has issued the following news release: Emerald Therapeutics, a scientist-led company re-imagining the way laboratory research is conducted, today announced the opening of its first Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL) production facility, ECL-1, in the biotech corridor of South San Francisco. ECL-1 is a state-of-the-art life sciences laboratory that scientists can remotely access via the Internet where automated robotics conduct experiments exactly as specified by the user.

TowerJazz Announces Successful Completion of its Offer for Accelerated Conversion of its Series F Convertible Bonds, Reducing Debt by $80 Million
March 27, 2015
(GlobeNewswire) - TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced the successful completion of its previously announced accelerated conversion offer for its outstanding Series F convertible bonds. As of the expiry date of this offering on March 25, 2015, the aggregate subscription demand amounted to approximately NIS 327 million of the Company's Series F convertible debenture, representing 109% as compared to the NIS 300 million offered and accepted (approximately $80 million). As the offering, which was limited to a maximum amount of debt eligible for conversion under of approximately $80 million, was oversubscribed, the offer was allocated to the subscribing holders on a pro rata basis, as set forth in the offering documents.

Qorvo Ups Optical Bandwidth With New GaAs Process Technology
March 27, 2015
(GlobeNewswire) - Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, today announced a new gallium arsenide (GaAs) pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process technology that provides higher gain/bandwidth and lower power consumption than competing semiconductor processes. Qorvo's new TQPHT09 is a 90 nm pHEMT process that supports Qorvo's next-generation optical product portfolio. Coupled with Qorvo's industry-leading reliability, this new process is ideal for next-generation high frequency, high performance amplifiers required for 100G+ linear applications.

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March 27, 2015
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STANFORD ENGINEERS' NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESS COULD YIELD BETTER SOLAR CELLS, FASTER CHIPS
March 24, 2015
The following information was released by Stanford Engineering: By Tom Abate | Stanford Engineering Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties can be manipulated to turn electricity on and off the way faucets control the flow of water. There are other semiconductors. Gallium arsenide is one such material, and it has certain technical advantages over silicon - electrons race through its crystalline structure faster than they can move through silicon.

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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