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FORM 8-K: LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR FILES CURRENT REPORT
January 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Hillsboro, Ore., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 27. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. Agreement and Plan of Merger On January 26, 2015, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("Parent"), Silicon Image, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Cayabyab Merger Company, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Parent ("Merger Sub"), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, and upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, Merger Sub has agreed to commence a cash tender offer to acquire all of the shares of the Company's common stock (the "Offer") for a purchase price of $7.30 per share, net to the holder thereof in cash (the "Offer Price"), without interest.

USPTO ISSUES TRADEMARK: ODYSSEY ELECTRONICS
January 28, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 28 -- The trademark ODYSSEY ELECTRONICS (Reg. No. 4673916) was issued on Jan. 20 by the USPTO.

Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing
January 28, 2015
Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunnelling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots. The tiny microwave laser, or "maser," is a demonstration of the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons. The researchers built the device - which uses about one-billionth the electric current needed to power a hair dryer - while exploring how to use quantum dots, which are bits of semiconductor material that act like single atoms, as components for quantum computers.

IQE renews wafer products supply contract
January 28, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: IQE plc, a manufacturer of semiconductor wafer products, has concluded the renegotiation of a long-term supply contract with an existing tier-1 customer for the supply of wafer products used in wireless applications.

Reconstitution of Empowered Committee for Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication projects
January 28, 2015
New Delhi, Jan. 28 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the reconstitution of the Empowered Committee to set up the Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (FAB) projects.

Ireland: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7)
January 28, 2015
Northern Ireland Environment Link has issued the following news release: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7) Leinster £15000 - 25000 Fixed term contract Updated 28/01/2015 Human Resources

Nanotubes help better electronics
January 28, 2015
Starting from scraps, material scientists search for raw materials that can be innovated or substituted to increase the functional efficiency and flexibility of the appropriate technologies. The idea behind the field stems from the notion that the efficiency of a product can be compromised by the choice of material used to construct such devices even with the best abilities of an engineer. Two members in this field from UW-Madison include Associate Professor Michael Arnold and Professor of Material Science and Engineering Padma Gopalan. Arnold's research group focuses on finding materials with use for the future in areas such as applications of semiconductors, optoelectronics or energy sources such as solar cells. Gopalan's group focuses on polymers and photonic materials and devices. As a collaborative project, the members from both research groups have discovered carbon nanotubes as a possible replacement for silicon-based semiconductors.

IMPROVING SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION IN SEMICONDUCTORS AND OTHER OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES
January 27, 2015
The following information was released by the University of California - San Diego: Doug Ramsey According to the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a new signal amplification process developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego is "now poised to fuel new generations of electrical and photonic devices - transforming communications, imaging, and computing." The researchers in UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering, led by electrical and computer engineering professor Yuhwa Lo, have discovered a mechanism to amplify signals in optoelectronic systems that is far more efficient than the process long used by the semiconductor industry based on impact ionization.

New Series of AviLighting™ High-intensity, LED Systems Improve Cost, Energy & Operational Efficiency of Poultry Feeding Applications.SD 3674 Semiconductors and related devices
January 27, 2015
  North East, Maryland (PRWEB) January 27, 2015           AHPharma, Inc., a leading manufacturer and designer of services and products for the food animal industry, and i-lighting™, the leading manufacturer of the proprietary LED Lighting Simplified connection technology, have teamed up to introduce a new series of AviLighting™ high-intensity LED systems to improve the cost, energy and operational efficiencies of poultry feeding applications.           The new AviLighting product line now includes a series of control pan, feeder, layer and backyard flock water feeding systems operating at 24 volts to increase the intensity of the systems and the ability to consistently deliver biologically-humane LED lighting to poultry, according to animal welfare humane requirements. These products are also available with dimmable solutions and complete lighting solutions (avilighting.com/kits), providing all the components needed to easily install 300 to 600 ft. AviLighting systems operating with two to three feeder lines.       "We are dedicated to working with our customers in the poultry industry to continually meet their needs with new, exciting products that improve operational efficiencies as well as bottom lines," adds Dr. James L. McNaughton, president & CEO of AHPharma.

Evonik Industries launches new metal-oxide semiconductor material
January 23, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Evonik Industries, a speciality chemicals company, has launched iXsenic, a new inorganic metal-oxide semiconductor material.


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