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Toshiba, SanDisk Celebrate Opening of 2nd Phase of Fab 5
September 15, 2014
Yokkaichi. OREANDA-NEWS . September 15, 2014. Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) celebrated the opening of the second phase of the No. 5 semiconductor fabrication facility (Fab 5) and the start of construction of the new No. 2 fabrication facility (Fab 2) at Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba's NAND Flash memory plant in Mie prefecture, Japan.Toshiba started construction of the second phase of Fab 5 in August 2013, and Toshiba and SanDisk have overseen installation of production equipment in the expanded facility since July this year. Production in phase 2 began at the start of this month, with 15nm NAND flash memory process technology, the world's smallest and most advanced node.Toshiba and SanDisk announced deployment of this jointly developed 15nm NAND flash process in April this year, with initial production in part of Fab 5 phase 1, and now target conversion of the remaining capacity in phase 1 to the new process technology. Toshiba is constructing the New Fab 2 to secure space to convert Toshiba and SanDisk's current 2D NAND capacity to 3D NAND, with expected readiness for production in 2016. Toshiba and SanDisk will together install production equipment and will determine installed capacity and output targets and schedules by closely monitoring market trends.Yasuo Naruke, Corporate Executive Vice President of Toshiba Corporation and President and CEO of Semiconductor & Storage Products Company, said, "Our determination to develop advanced technologies underlines our commitment to respond to continued demand of NAND flash memory.

Entropic Demos Inverto's Unicable II Multi-Switch Powered by Entropic's Second-Generation Digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS) at IBC; Shows 24 Live Video Streams Off a Single-Cable Run
September 13, 2014
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) (IBC, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107; Hall 13) Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home and Inverto Digital Labs, a leader in broadcast reception and streaming products, today announced the first live demonstration of the new Inverto Unicable II Multi-switch featuring Entropic's second-generation digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS) solution, the EN5520. The impressive demo shows 24 live satellite channels being displayed on a wall of TVs ? all streaming over a single-cable run. While the demo showcases 24 live streams, Entropic's dCSS solution can scale and stream up to 32 live channels over a single-cable. The demo will take place at IBC, September 12-16, 2014 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam (Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107).

LG CNS Leverages Entropic's System-on-a-Chip Technology for New Smart Linux IP Hybrid Set-Top Box Aimed at the India Market
September 13, 2014
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) (IBC, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107; Hall 13) Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced LG CNS, the leading IT services company in South Korea, has chosen Entropic's EN7190 high-definition (HD) IP set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) for LG CNS' new IP Hybrid STB, the LCP3x0, targeting the transition from standard definition (SD) to HD TV viewing in India. The new LG CNS Smart Linux IP Hybrid STB ensures a simple-to-use, yet rich and intuitive user experience by offering a number of high-end features including quick access to programming, personal video recording and time-shifting, a nine-channel mosaic view of recommended viewing channels, integration of popular Web applications, and integrated search for easy program navigation, to name a few.

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September 12, 2014
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Korea Telecom Launches Broadcom-enabled Ultra HD IPTV Service; New Olleh GiGA UHD(4K) Set-top Box Delivers Vivid Ultra HD Content to South Korean Subscribers
September 12, 2014
IBC 2014 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its Ultra high-definition (HD) system-on-chip (SoC) technology has enabled Korea Telecom, South Korea's largest telecommunications provider, to launch one of the nation's first 4K in-home IPTV media service. Leveraging Broadcom's advanced compression and decoding technology, Korea Telecom's Olleh GiGA UHD(4K) set-top box (STB) delivers fluid 60 frame-per-second (fps) video with vivid 10-bit color at 4X the resolution conventional HD displays. Broadcom will demonstrate its full line of HEVC-enabled SoCs at IBC, September 12-16, RAI Amsterdam, Booth 2.C25. For more news, visit Broadcom'sNewsroom. Korea Telecom's innovative Olleh GiGA UHD(4K) service allows subscribers to search for programs via voice commands and watch four different channels simultaneously. Consumers can also check for live statistics during sporting event broadcasts and view content in multiple languages. Korea Telecom plans to launch a variety of programming options, offering more than 500 Ultra HD program choices by the end of this year.

Orange selects IDT's RapidIO interconnect switches and bridges
September 12, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Integrated Device Technology, Inc., or IDT, which designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions, has announced that Orange Silicon Valley has selected IDT's x86 compute cluster and 20Gbps RapidIO interconnect switches and bridges as the processing platform to execute analytics on social media traffic during the FIFA World Cup finals.

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Advantech Wireless's Gallium Nitride Devices for Balancing Performance and Economy in a New Application Terrain; Advantech Wireless's GaN-based products provide high-power density in a compact package
September 12, 2014
 Based on its recent analysis of the gallium nitride (GaN)-based devices market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Advantech Wireless with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. Advantech Wireless's new series of GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and other telecom devices have revolutionized the GaN devices market with their small form factor, reduced power consumption and heat generation, as well as capital and operating cost-efficiency. Logo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144681

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Advantech Wireless's Gallium Nitride Devices for Balancing Performance and Economy in a New Application Terrain; Advantech Wireless's GaN-based products provide high-power density in a compact package
September 12, 2014
 Based on its recent analysis of the gallium nitride (GaN)-based devices market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Advantech Wireless with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. Advantech Wireless's new series of GaN-based solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and other telecom devices have revolutionized the GaN devices market with their small form factor, reduced power consumption and heat generation, as well as capital and operating cost-efficiency. Logo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144681

Microsemi to acquire Centellax
September 12, 2014


Toshiba and SanDisk provide update on NAND project
September 10, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Toshiba Corporation and SanDisk Corporation have opened the second phase of the No. 5 semiconductor fabrication facility, or Fab 5, and the start of construction of the new No. 2 fabrication facility, or Fab 2, at Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba's NAND Flash memory plant in Mie prefecture, Japan.


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