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MILITARY Semiconductor Processing Lab Rental Sought by U.S. Navy
December 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (N66001-15-T-8011) for semiconductor processing laboratory rental access. It was posted on Dec. 16 with a response date of Dec. 23. For more information about Targeted News Service contract awards please contact: Myron Struck, Editor, Direct: 703/866-4708, Cell: 703/304-1897, Myron@targetednews.com 22PascualE 141218-va-796431 22AbalosV

'Make in India' Gains The Pace With Semicon Manufacturing Facility In India
December 19, 2014
Jaiprakash Associates Limited with IBM USA as technology partner and HSMC Technologies India Pvt. Ltd with ST Microelectronics as technology partner will lead the fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facilities in India.

Global Semiconductor Market Outlook 2020
December 18, 2014
The global semiconductor market has been experiencing a stimulating growth in recent times despite the industry suffering from a decline in revenue due to the economic downturn in 2010. Advancement in technology, emergences of mobile devices and consumer electronics, and new application areas are further expected to lead the global semiconductor market in the coming years. Although intense competition, pricing pressure and product life cycle & cost hamper the growth of semiconductor market, it is anticipated that the global semiconductor market will sustain positive growth in the coming years.

Exar Promotes Daniel Wark to Vice President of Worldwide Operations
December 18, 2014
 Exar Corporation(NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the promotion of Daniel Wark to the position of Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Mr. Wark succeeds Robert Todd Smathers, who is retiring after three years of service with Exar and over 35 years of service in the semiconductor industry.

TowerJazz to Present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York
December 18, 2014
TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Russell Ellwanger, will present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference.

Nordic Semiconductor IPv6 Over Bluetooth Smart Protocol Stack for nRF51 Series SoCs Enables Small, Low Cost, Ultra-Low Power Internet of Things Applications
December 18, 2014
Now available for download, the nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit (SDK) is a complete IPv6-ready Internet Protocol Suite for Nordic's market-leading nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs. The SDK enables native and interoperable IP-based connectivity between a Bluetooth Smart 'thing' and a cloud service. It also enables Bluetooth Smart to be used in large, distributed, cloud-connected, heterogeneous networks such as home, industrial, and enterprise automation       (Photo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141218/721236)

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts November 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.02
December 18, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.22 billion in orders worldwide in November 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, according to the November EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.02 means that $102 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Traffic Racer by skgames Now Enabled for Android* Tablets Powered by Intel; R Atom™ Processors.
December 18, 2014
  (PRWEB) December 18, 2014         The makers of the bold, arcade style driving game have enabled the Traffic Racer app for Intel(R) Atom™ Processor-based tablets for Android*. Now, racing enthusiasts can burn some serious virtual rubber on their high-resolution displays.         Redefining the endless racer paradigm, this app offers stunning, realistic graphics, instant response time and thrilling physics. Drivers can select and customize their ride from a wide array of state-of-the-art speed machines. Five different gaming modes include: Endless, Two-Way, Time Trial, Police Chase and Free Ride so gamers can max out their skills in any number of ways. The game also offers online options like leaderboards and achievements so that drivers can weigh their stats against the best.           Now enabled for tablets, this marvel of realistic driving action in crystal clear 3D is a visual treat for gamers. skgames had access to a range of business and technical tools through the Intel(R) Developer Zone.     "Traffic Racer takes high-speed racing up a notch," says Soner Kara, founder of skgames. "Android* tablets powered by Intel(R) Atom™ Processors deliver solid performance and gamers need that to experience this virtual driving rush."

STACKING TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS MAY LOWER COST OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
December 11, 2014
BOONE, N.C., Dec. 11 -- Appalachian State University issued the following press release: A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched - lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs. "This work demonstrates that by stacking multiple two-dimensional (2-D) materials in random ways we can create semiconductor junctions that are as functional as those with perfect alignment" says Dr. Linyou Cao, senior author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at NC State.

STACKING TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS MAY LOWER COST OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
December 11, 2014
BOONE, N.C., Dec. 11 -- Appalachian State University issued the following press release: A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched - lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs. "This work demonstrates that by stacking multiple two-dimensional (2-D) materials in random ways we can create semiconductor junctions that are as functional as those with perfect alignment" says Dr. Linyou Cao, senior author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at NC State.


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