Headlines


IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take semiconductor unit off its hands
October 20, 2014
Globalfoundries had demanded $2bn to take IBM's struggling semiconductor unit off its hands A deal in which IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to takeover the computer giant's semiconductor unit is moving closer to completion, according to reports, and could be imminent.

IBM Media Advisory
October 19, 2014
IBM (NYSE:IBM) will make a major business announcement and separately release its third-quarter 2014 earnings results on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 a.m. EDT. Martin Schroeter, IBM senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host the company's quarterly earnings conference call on Monday, October 20 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The Webcast may be accessed via a link at http://www.ibm.com/investor/events/earnings/3q14.html .

ALPHA & OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP POWER DISCRETE PRODUCT GRIZELJ (California)
October 19, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd. (AOSL), Sunnyvale, Calif., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP for Power Discrete Product Tony Grizelj, Sunnyvale. On Oct. 13 the action involved acquisition of 4,500 common shares and disposition of 4,500 common shares. Grizelj now owns 9,246 common shares directly. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd. engages in the design, development, and supply of a range of power semiconductors worldwide. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company Recognized as a THE BEST Subsystems Supplier
October 19, 2014
Tempe, AZ, October 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- SV Probe Pte. Ltd. ("SV TCL"), one of the world's leading suppliers of high-performance probe cards, announced today that it has been recognized by VLSIresearch as one of THE BEST suppliers according to their 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey.

JAMES CAHOON RECEIVES PACKARD FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
October 18, 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 17 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: James F. Cahoon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. The award from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is for $875,000 over five years.

PV production technology: Innovative fine line metallization promises higher solar cell efficiency
October 17, 2014
Together with industrial partners MERCK, HERAEUS and ASYS, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg, Germany) have developed innovative materials and contactless techniques for applying ultrafine, homogeneous contact fingers to solar cells. This “dispensing” technology can be easily integrated into conventional silicon solar cell production lines where it replaces screen printing as the method of applying front side metallization, the partners announced.

NEW ORNL ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY PACKS MORE PUNCH IN SMALLER PACKAGE
October 15, 2014
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory issued the following press release: Using 3-D printing and novel semiconductors, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful and more efficient. At the core of this development is wide bandgap material made of silicon carbide with qualities superior to standard semiconductor materials. Power inverters convert direct current into the alternating current that powers the vehicle. The Oak Ridge inverter achieves much higher power density with a significant reduction in weight and volume.

Intel's Christian Morales Intvd on Bloomberg TV
October 15, 2014
(This is not a legal transcript. Bloomberg LP cannot guarantee its accuracy.) CHRISTIAN MORALES, HEAD OF EMEA, INTEL, IS INTERVIEWED ON BLOOMBERG TV OCTOBER 15, 2014 SPEAKERS: CHRISTIAN MORALES, HEAD OF EMEA, INTEL MARK BARTON, BLOOMBERG NEWS ANNA EDWARDS, BLOOMBERG NEWS RYAN CHILCOTE, BLOOMBERG NEWS MANUS CRANNY, BLOOMBERG NEWS [*] MARK BARTON, BLOOMBERG NEWS: For more, let's welcome the Intel Head of EMEA, Christian Morales. Hi Christian. CHRISTIAN MORALES, HEAD OF EMEA, INTEL: Good morning.

Macro ATR-FT-IR Spectroscopic Imaging of Dynamic Processes
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Macro attenuated total reflection (ATR)-Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging is a powerful analytical tool, but it is still underexploited in the spectroscopic imaging community. This article presents an overview of current macro ATR-FT-IR imaging approaches and opportunities for studying dynamic processes such as diffusion, sorption, crystallization, and dissolution.

Novel Material that could Allow Computers to Function without Worrying about Overheating
September 24, 2014
Researchers from the University of Utah have developed a novel material called a topological insulator that can play the functions of a conductor as well as an insulator. The material, which is made of a silicon semiconductor having metal on its top, has the potential to make quantum computers that have quite fast processing in comparison to modern machines.


NEW PRODUCTS

SEMI-GAS broadens gas mixing capabilities for highly corrosive gases
08/28/2014SEMI-GAS Systems, a provider of ultra-high purity gas delivery equipment, recently broadened the capabilities of its custom Xturion ...
Entegris announces GateKeeper GPS platform
07/15/2014Entegris, Inc., announced last week the launch of GateKeeper GPS, its next-generation of automated regeneration gas purification system (GPS) technology....
Bruker introduces Inspire nanoscale chemical mapping system
07/15/2014Bruker today announced the release of Inspire, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial...