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Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
August 22, 2014
 Harwood Feffer LLP (http://www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation ("Peregrine Semiconductor" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS: PSMI) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd. ("Murata").   

QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014; Leading global provider of validated high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning, performance coatings, refurbishment, and analytical & engineering services, and leading reference microcontamination analytical laboratory to the semiconductor industry exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014 tradeshow.
August 22, 2014
 QuantumClean® andChemTrace® today announced that they will be exhibiting at the SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow, held at the Taiwan World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan from September 3rd through the 5th, 2014.

QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014; Leading global provider of validated high-purity outsourced process tool parts cleaning, performance coatings, refurbishment, and analytical & engineering services, and leading reference microcontamination analytical laboratory to the semiconductor industry exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan 2014 tradeshow.
August 22, 2014
 QuantumClean® andChemTrace® today announced that they will be exhibiting at the SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow, held at the Taiwan World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan from September 3rd through the 5th, 2014.

PEREGRINE ALERT: Proposed Sale of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation Being Investigated by Johnson & Weaver, LLP
August 22, 2014
Shareholder rights law firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP has launched an investigation into whether the board members of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI) breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed $471 million sale of the Company to Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices
August 22, 2014
Univesity College london (UCL) scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit the electron's tiny magnetic moment, or 'spin'. Electrons have two properties - charge and spin - and although current technologies use charge, it is thought that spin-based technologies have the potential to outperform the 'charge'-based technology of semiconductors for the storage and process of information.

Energy Efficiency Electrifies SEMICON Europa: Low Power and Power Electronics
August 22, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: For the first time, SEMICON Europa 2014 will offer two new power-related technical forums -- Power Electronics Conference (8-9 October) and Low Power Conference (7-8 October). The exhibition and conferences in Grenoble will offer an in-depth look at the cutting-edge energy technology delivering new levels of energy efficiency in electronics. Energy efficiency is a key challenge and advances in power microelectronics, batteries, mobility, and energy harvesting systems are making power management smarter to reduce energy consumption. SEMICON Europa's two new Power Conferences focus on how innovators and their technologies are building energy-optimized applications. The theme of the Low Power Conference is "Highly Energy Efficient Nanotechnologies and Applications." The number of connected electronics devices is growing exponentially. According to Jean-Marc Chery, COO STMicroelectronics, to sustain this growth, the semiconductor industry needs a real breakthrough in energy efficiency -- both for connected devices and for the communication infrastructure. At the same time, the traditional planar bulk CMOS technology is plateauing in power consumption and performance beyond 28nm, so breakthrough solutions for energy efficient systems are mandatory to continue the growth.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts July 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.07
August 22, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07, according to the July EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.07 means that $107 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Germany,United States : INFINEON inks deal to buy International Rectifier
August 22, 2014
Infineon, a German chip maker, has announced the entering into an agreement to acquire International Rectifier Corp in order to bolster its position in the global semiconductor and power management market.

Concord Components announces distribution agreement with America Semiconductor
August 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Concord Components, Inc., a distributor of military and commercial grade board level components, has signed a distribution agreement with America Semiconductor, LLC.

RIT HOSTS WAYNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AS PART OF STEM MATH AND SCIENCE PARTNERSHIPS GRANT FUNDS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCIENCE, MATH AND ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES FOR REGIONAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM
August 19, 2014
The following information was released by Rochester Institute of Technology: Teachers from the Wayne County School District gowned up to work with RIT engineering faculty in the clean room and learn more about nanotechnology processes and development. It was a chance for them to connect information about physics and material properties with the processes to develop electronic devices. The teachers became the students, and their classrooms were the engineering clean room and laboratories at Rochester Institute of Technology.


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