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MICRON TECHNOLOGY REPORTS DISPOSITION BY DIRECTOR EAST (Idaho)
July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Micron Technology Inc. (MU), Boise, Idaho, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Director Warren East, Boise.

North American semicon equipment industry posts June 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09
July 25, 2014
SAN JOSE, USA: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.47 billion in orders worldwide in June 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, according to the June EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI.

ON Semiconductor Unveils Integrated Lithium-ion Battery Protection Controller for Smartphones and Tablets
July 25, 2014
ON Semiconductor has unveiled a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets. According to a company release, the LC05111CMT utilizes analog circuit technology, MOSFET technology, and advanced packaging expertise to incorporate controller and driver functions in a single circuit.

ON Semiconductor Launches Integrated Lithium-ion Battery Protection Controller for Smartphones and Tablets
July 25, 2014
ON Semiconductor has reported a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets. According to a release, the integrated LC05111CMT utilizes analog circuit technology, MOSFET technology, and packaging expertise to incorporate controller and driver functions in a single circuit.

Gold Standard proves attractive across the Atlantic
July 25, 2014
A UNIVERSITY of Glasgow spinout which designs software to assist the development of silicon chips has landed a multi-million dollar deal with a US semiconductor foundry.

Renesas Achieves 3X Reduction in Chip-Finishing Turnaround Time Using Cadence QuickView Signoff Data Analysis Environment
July 24, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Renesas Electronics Corporation utilized the Cadence® QuickView Signoff Data Analysis Environment to achieve a 3X improvement in chip-finishing turnaround time over its previous solution. As a result of this productivity gain, Renesas has standardized on the Cadence® QuickView Signoff Data Analysis Environment to maximize tapeout productivity for all technology nodes.

ISSI Initiates Quarterly Cash Dividend
July 24, 2014
 Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISSI) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a dividend program pursuant to which ISSI intends to pay quarterly cash dividends on its common stock. The Board of Directors has declared an initial dividend of $0.06 per share, payable on August 15, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 4, 2014. Future dividends are subject to further Board approval. "Our Board's decision to approve a quarterly dividend program reflects their confidence in our financial performance and growth outlook," said Scott Howarth, ISSI's President and CEO. "Our consistent track record of profitability and cash generation over the past several years has contributed to a well-capitalized balance sheet. We are pleased to be able to offer this dividend program to our stockholders as a way to return capital to them while maintaining sufficient cash reserves to fund our growth plans."

Qualcomm to invest $150m in Chinese startups
July 24, 2014
San Diego-based wireless chipset maker Qualcomm has announced that it has created a new $150m fund to invest in Chinese start ups across all stages.

Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Powered by ADLINK's Express-HL COM Express; R Module Attempts Three-peat.
July 24, 2014
  San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014           ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its sponsorship of the Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) team's entry into next week's 17th Annual International RoboSub competition held at the Space and Naval Warfare Command Research facility in San Diego, CA, from Monday, July 28, through Sunday, August 3.             The CUAUV's Gemini submarine is powered by ADLINK's Express-HL COM Express(R) computer-on-module, featuring a 4th generation quad-core Intel(R) Core™ i7 processor with Mobile Intel(R) QM87 Express chipset. The Express-HL acts as Gemini's lone on-board computer, tasked with all vision processing and decision-making required by the AUV. In addition, the Express-HL COM Express carrier board runs its own controller, as well as communicating with micro-controllers on several custom-built peripheral circuit boards also included in Gemini's design.           "When we started designing Gemini back in August (2013), we knew that we wanted something smaller and more powerful than the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor on Mini-ITX form factor that we used on our 2013 vehicle," explained Markus Burkardt, CUAUV team leader and Cornell University senior.

Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network)
July 18, 2014
http://www.abnnewswire.net/rss2/menafn/abn_menafn_en.aspInvestor and industrial consumption of silver has advanced at a healthy pace in 2014, reflected in the silver price increasing 5 percent as of July 15 from the beginning of the year. Building on an impressive 2013, investors continued to boost silver holdings in the first half of 2014. Silver exchange traded funds (ETF) backed by physical silver added 7.0 million ounces (Moz) of silver bullion through June; in contrast, gold ETF holdings dipped by 1.4 Moz ounces over the same time period. Globally, silver bullion coin sales are up 4.5 percent through the 1st quarter of 2014, according to precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS.


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