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SEMI Announces 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit
April 18, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: Following the successful inaugural event in 2013, the 2nd annual SEMI Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit will be held September 16-17, 2014 at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. This executive event brings together key decision-makers shaping the future of the industry in Vietnam, and international participants from major companies in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. The connections and relationships forged during the Summit will drive further growth over the next decade and beyond.

Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Forge Strategic Collaboration to Deliver Multi-Sourced Offering of 14nm FinFET Semiconductor Technology
April 18, 2014
Seoul, April 18 -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new strategic collaboration to deliver global capacity for 14 nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. For the first time, the industry's most advanced 14nm FinFET technology will be available at both Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, giving customers the assurance of supply that can only come from true design compatibility at multiple sources across the globe. The new collaboration will leverage the companies' worldwide leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, with volume production at Samsung's fabs in Hwaseong, Korea and Austin, Texas, as well as GLOBALFOUNDRIES' fab in Saratoga, New York. Developed by Samsung and licensed to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the 14nm FinFET process is based on a technology platform that has already gained traction as the leading choice for high-volume, power-efficient system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The platform taps the benefits of three-dimensional, fully depleted FinFET transistors to overcome the limitations of planar transistor technology, enabling up to 20 percent higher speed, 35 percent less power and 15 percent area scaling over industry 20nm planar technology.

Masdar Institute's iMicro tohost global, local industry leaders meet on April 22nd
April 18, 2014
WAM ABU DHABI, April 17th 2014 (WAM) -- Masdar Institute of Science and Technology an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its Institute Center for Microsystems (iMicro) will be gathering top delegates from the major global semiconductor industry leaders for an Open House in Abu Dhabi. The event will showcase the world-class research currently being conducted at Masdar Institute's iMicro in all areas of micro- and nano-technologies, including semiconductors, photonics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), and photovoltaics. iMicro focuses on advanced research and innovations in microsystem technologies that are vital to the U.A.E.'s emerging semiconductor industry.

Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulation Platform Selected by Imagination Technologies for IP Verification Based on Performance and Capacity
April 17, 2014
WILSONVILLE, Ore.,  April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT), a leader in advanced system verification solutions, announced today that Imagination Technologies, a global leader in the supply of semiconductor design IP including PowerVR GPUs and MIPS CPUs, has adopted the Veloce® 2 enterprise emulation platform to complement its existing emulation and verification infrastructure.

Mentor Graphics Veloce Emulation Platform Selected by Imagination Technologies for IP Verification Based on Performance and Capacity
April 17, 2014
WILSONVILLE, Ore.,  April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT), a leader in advanced system verification solutions, announced today that Imagination Technologies, a global leader in the supply of semiconductor design IP including PowerVR GPUs and MIPS CPUs, has adopted the Veloce® 2 enterprise emulation platform to complement its existing emulation and verification infrastructure.

Diodes Incorporated to Hold Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 27, 2014
April 17, 2014
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced that it will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. The Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be conducted at the Company's executive offices located at 4949 Hedgcoxe Road, Plano, Texas 75024. Diodes' President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, and Chief Financial Officer, Richard D. White, will chair the meeting and provide a brief presentation.

IXYS Introduces RFID ICs for Specialized RFID Tag Products Expanding the Integrated Circuit ASSP Offering
April 17, 2014
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), an international power semiconductor and IC company, today announced the introduction of an IC family designed for the production of RFID tags that perform in harsh and challenging environments.

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces Development Board for High Current, High Step-Down Buck Converter Applications; EPC9016 development board features 40 V, 25 A enhancement mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) FETs in parallel operation increasing current capability by 67% and optimum layout techniques maximize efficiency.
April 17, 2014
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9016 half-bridge development board for high current, high step-down voltage, buck Intermediate Bus Converter (IBC) applications using eGaN FETs. In this application two low-side (synchronous rectifier) field effect transistors (FETs) are connected in parallel since they will be conducting for a much longer period compared to the single high side (control) FET.

Carbon Design Systems Collaborates With Freescale to Showcase New Capabilities at Freescale Technology Forum; Freescale(R) Semiconductors' New QorIQ(R) Layerscape(TM) Family of ARM-Based Networking Processors Demonstrated Using Carbon's Latest Release
April 17, 2014
Carbon Design Systems(R) Inc., the leading supplier of accurate virtual prototype solutions, announced that it recently previewed its newly released ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A57 Carbon Performance Analysis Kit (CPAK) at the Freescale Technology Forum.

The toxic secret of Samsung's success: Best of the Web
April 16, 2014
The emergence of South Korea after World War 2 to the status of scientific, industrial and technological powerhouse has been inexorably linked to the growth of the Samsung Group of companies. But is there a darker side to this story? As Cam Simpson at BusinessWeek explains, the conglomerate represents nearly a quarter of South Korea's entire economy: Many Koreans revere Samsung. In part that's because its success mirrors their own climb from a war that divided a country, killed millions, and left millions more destitute. In 1961, eight years after the Korean War ended in a stalemate, South Korea's per capita gross domestic product was $92, less than that of Sudan, Sierra Leone, or the Democratic Republic of Congo. By last year, South Koreans had the world's 15th-largest economy. Almost 24%  of GDP came from the revenue of the Samsung Group, a conglomerate made up of dozens of businesses including a life insurance company, a heavy-construction company, the world's second-biggest shipbuilder, and of course Samsung Electronics. While Samsung competes in many industries, from ships to theme parks, the heart of the company is Samsung Electronics, and the many firms in the group that supply it with chips and components.


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