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CREE REPORTS ACQUISITION BY CEO SWOBODA (North Carolina)
August 29, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Cree Inc. (CREE), Durham, N.C., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by CEO, President, Chairman and Director Charles M. Swoboda, Durham. On Aug. 25 the action involved acquisition of 10,000 shares of stock. Swoboda now owns 301,221 shares of stock directly. Cree Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and devices primarily based on silicon carbide, gallium nitride and related compounds. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

KLA-Tencor Introduces Key Systems For 5D Patterning Control Solution
August 29, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014: Today, KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) introduced the WaferSight PWG patterned wafer geometry measurement system, the LMS IPRO6 reticle pattern placement metrology system and the K-T Analyzer 9.0 advanced data analysis system. These three new products support KLA-Tencor's unique 5D patterning control solution, which addresses five elements of patterning process control-the three geometrical dimensions of device structures, time-to-results and overall equipment efficiency. The 5D patterning control solution is being developed to drive optimal patterning results through the characterization, optimization and monitoring of processes inside and outside the lithography module. By combining these measurements with intelligent feedback and feed forward process control loops, this solution can help chipmakers obtain faster, more cost-effective ramps of multi-patterning, spacer pitch splitting and other advanced patterning technologies using existing process equipment.

SMIC selected in "Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award"
August 29, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, announced today, it was selected by Hong Kong Yazhou Zhoukan Limited in the Fourth Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award, and won the High-Tech Enterprise Award due to its exceptional business operations and outstanding performance. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited was founded in 1987 in Hong Kong, covering matters on economics, political and social culture, which caught the attention of the Chinese worldwide. The Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award selects Mainland Enterprises listed in Hong Kong that has the best performance and is recognized by the market. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited's research department makes its decisions on the rankings based on audited data from the companies. To pick out the best performing companies from each industry, the market value, turnover and growth, net profit and net profit growth, total assets, as well as level of awareness and influence in the international capital market were all examined. SMIC has shown excellent financial performance such as 9 quarters of consecutive profit, gross profit margin, and net income. Additionally, in recent years, growth rate far exceeded industry standards, and corporate social responsibility has been fulfilled by actively carrying out environmental protection and charity work, to get into the final list and win the High-Tech Enterprise Award. 

MStar to Include Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall(TM) Security Core in Connected TV Chips; Enables first IP core-based, advanced security for smart TV market; fully compatible with existing CAS and DRM, providing most stringent security for premium content
August 28, 2014
Cryptography Research , the security division of Rambus (NASDAQ:RMBS), today announced that MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, has licensed the Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall(TM) security core for integration into its connected TV solution chips. The CryptoFirewall core will provide operators and over-the-top (OTT) distributors utilizing MStar-based connected TVs with strong hardware security to protect content and services against piracy. The proliferation of OTT content, along with the market opportunity for "smart" connected televisions, has created a need for security solutions that not only offer robust protection on par with set-top-boxes, but also work across broad ecosystems. Through adding in the CryptoFirewall core, MStar is taking a differentiated approach by integrating a provider-agnostic security block that resides within the SoC, available for all service providers. Operators and OTT distributors can benefit from hardware-based security that satisfies the most stringent requirements for premium content, all while continuing to use their existing CAS and DRM systems.

Image Sensor Market Worth $15.77 Billion by 2020
August 28, 2014
According to a new market research report "Image Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, CCD), Spectrum, Array, Scanning Method, Application (Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Industrial, Security, Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense) and by Geography - Analysis and Forecast (2013 - 2020)", published by MarketsandMarkets, Image Sensor Market is expected to reach $15.77 Billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020. Browse 61 market data Tables with 83 Figures spread through 191 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Image Sensor Market".

SMIC Announces Unaudited 2014 Interim Results
August 28, 2014
 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, announces the unaudited interim results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

Toshiba's Mixed Signal IC Products Strategy
August 28, 2014
Toshiba (TOKYO:6502) develops products in three fields: automotive, communication and motor control. The characteristics of Toshiba mixed signal ICs are engineering power in the analog business (development, cost, quality and supply capacity) and proposal power that considers customer. In 2014, we are extending collaboration with other business units, utilizing strong in-house engineering (image recognition, motor control technology, etc.), improving integrated solution capacity and promoting new market development in collaboration with other in-house companies and Toshiba Group companies, so as to enhance our product competitiveness and line-up across our product range. (1) Automotive field (Image recognition, Automotive analog) The environment for automotive semiconductors is changing significantly and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV) are becoming increasingly popular. Since the importance of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) as a means to realize safer and more comfortable driving continues to grow, we are strengthening product development for HEV, EV and ADAS, alongside LSIs for vehicle control and driving safety.

Himax Imaging Chooses TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor's State of the Art 65nm Process with Outstanding 1.12um Pixel for Its Next Generation Cameras for Smart Phone Applications; The market for high end cameras for smart phones having resolution of above 8Mp is estimated to grow from 500M units in 2013 to 1300M units in 2017
August 28, 2014
TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM)(TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, and TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (TPSCo) today announced its first major third party CMOS image sensor (CIS) customer, Himax Imaging, Inc ., a subsidiary of Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX), that is developing its next generation high end cameras for smart phone applications using TPSCo's state of the art 1.12um-pixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) 65nm process. According to a report from Yole Développement on mobile phone business, 500 million units of high end cameras for smart phones having resolution of above 8Mp were sold in 2013 and sales of such cameras are expected to grow to 1300 million units in 2017.

Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit -- Keynotes and Highlights Announced
August 28, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: SEMI today announced the keynotes for the 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit (September 16-17), an executive conference focused on Vietnam's growing role in the global semiconductor industry. The executive event held at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, brings together key decision-makers shaping the future of the industry in Vietnam, and international participants from major companies in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. Keynote presentations include Sherry Boger, Vietnam general manager, Intel Corporation, and Pham B Tuan, CNS, who will both provide their perspectives on current and future industry development in Vietnam.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Air Force Issues Solicitation for "Semiconductor Research"
August 28, 2014
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Officer has issued requirement for "Semiconductor Research." Solicitation no. FA8601-13-T-0151 Posted on: August 28, 2014


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