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Global Rectifiers Market 2014-2018
July 28, 2014
Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Rectifiers Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225710/Global-Rectifiers-Market-2014-2018.html About Rectifiers Rectifiers are the electronic devices that convert AC to DC. It includes one or more diodes, electronic components that conduct current in only one direction. Rectifiers are predominantly used as electronic components of DC power supplies and high-voltage direct current power transmission systems. Because of their predominant rectifying characteristics, they are predominantly used for power and signal conditioning in numerous applications such as power plants, and military and aerospace. They can be used as clamping networks for SMPS, dampers, and modulator diodes for the deflection circuits in CRTs freewheeling diodes for inductive loads. They are are also used in signaling, switching, electroplating, electrocoating, and processing applications. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Rectifiers market will grow at a CAGR of 8.45 percent over the period 2013-2018.

Sony DADC BioSciences and TSMC Receive AACC Industry Division Award
July 28, 2014
The 2014 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) today awarded Sony DADC BioSciences and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) with its Best Abstract of Interest to the Industry Division Award. The winning abstract, "Versatile Electrical Platform for Accelerated Development and Commercialization of In-Vitro Diagnostic Assays", describes a process to integrate a novel silicon biosensor into a microfluidic chip which has the potential to enable customers to design highly cost-effective, mass-fabricated Point-of-Care (POC) devices with better sensitivity and higher robustness than any commercially available solution. The Industry Division Award is selected by a review committee formed by the Chair of the AACC Industry Division, and given to research deemed to present a significant contribution to the In-Vitro Diagnostic industry in management, regulatory affairs, or improved patient care through a new or improved medical device. This award was presented at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, the world's largest laboratory medicine exposition, and has been presented eight times since 2005.

Silicon Image Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
July 28, 2014
Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer effective July 28, 2014.

Fairchild Appoints Gaurang Shah as Senior Vice President For Newly Formed Power Systems Group
July 28, 2014
Fairchild , a leading global supplier of high performance powersemiconductor solutions, today announced that it has appointed Gaurang Shah to the position of Senior Vice President of the newly formed Power Systems Group. Mr. Shah will be located at the company's San Jose headquarters. In his role, Mr. Shah will be responsible for leading the development of systems solutions for the mobile solutions and power conversion markets, that create unique competitive advantage for Fairchild's global customers. Mr. Shah's team also will enhance IP development for Fairchild in these two critically important market segments.

ON Semiconductor Offers Integrated Switching Regulators to Enable High Efficiency Offline Power Converters for Consumer Applications; Integrated 650 volt avalanche-rated MOSFETs enable robust, compact switching solutions for power-hungry applications such as household appliances, DVD players and set top boxes
July 28, 2014
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficient innovations, has added three new current mode, fixed frequency switching regulators to its expansive power management product portfolio. Targeted at use in compact, high reliability offline AC-DC switched-mode power supplies, the NCP1129, NCP1126, and NCP1124 incorporate an avalanche-rated 650 volt (V) MOSFET and frequency foldback along with skip mode that improve the light load and standby efficiency, meeting the ENERGY STAR® EPS 2.0 Standard. The high degree of integration results in minimal external components and significantly reduces the overall bill of materials, making them highly suited to power system designs for household appliances, DVD players and set top boxes. The NCP1129, NCP1126, and NCP1124 can deliver up to 25 W, 15 W and 12 W respectively and each generate a jittered 65 kilo Hertz (kHz) or 100 kHz switching frequency, resulting in marked improvements in electro-magnetic interference (EMI) performance.

DSP & Microcontrollers Market Growing at 6.96% CAGR to 2020: Global Analysis and Forecast in New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com; ReportsnReports.com offers "Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP Core Chip Market by Type, Applications (Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Communications, Security, and Medical & Healthcare) and Geography (Americas, Europe, APAC & ROW) - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020" global research report in its store.
July 28, 2014
A microcontroller contains a processor core, memory, and programmable input/output peripherals, which means small computer on a single integrated circuit. Microcontrollers are used in devices which have automatic control functions such as medical devices, power tools, and smart homes devices. Any control system is brainless without microcontrollers. A DSP can be used for the enhancement of signal strength and also for the signal filtering purpose. DSP is majorly used for processing the digital signal to provide the needed signal strength.

STATS ChipPAC's Encapsulated Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (eWLCSP) Delivers Superior Quality Benefits; Dual Benefits of Superior Quality and Lower Cost of eWLCSP(TM) Leads to Strong Customer Response and Adoption
July 28, 2014
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP) (SGX: S24), a leading provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced new quality benefits for fan-in wafer level packaging made possible by its encapsulated Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (eWLCSP(TM)) solution. The combined benefits of superior quality, lower cost structure and the ease of conversion through a drop-in replacement have led to a strong demand for eWLCSP(TM) and an accelerated adoption across its customer base. An intrinsic feature of eWLCSP(TM) is the thin polymer casing formed on the back and four sidewalls of the die, providing mechanical robustness and resistance to chipping, cracking and handling damage as well as improved long term reliability compared to traditional bare die WLCSP. Mechanical damage has been an ongoing quality concern for WLCSP technology, necessitating special processes such as back side coating and additional inspection steps to manage outgoing quality and ensure a defect free product. As the industry transitions to more advanced silicon (Si) node products, the fragile, exposed Si structure in traditional WLCSP is expected to become an even greater concern. These issues are addressed with eWLCSP technology.

Sony Increases Production Capacity For Stacked CMOS Image Sensors
July 28, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014: Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center ("Nagasaki TEC") and Kumamoto Technology Center ("Kumamoto TEC") from the second half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 ("FY14") through the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 ("FY15"), to increase its production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors.*1

Semicon West 2014: Positive outlook for chip makers, suppliers
January 01, 1970
Expectations for improved semiconductor demand, driven by the latest smartphones and tablets and the internet of things--the term used to describe the increasing use of chips in applications like thermostats and refrigerators--helped fuel optimistic sentiment at Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International's (SEMI; San Jose, CA) annual Semicon West conference, held 8-10 July at San Francisco. Mario Stanghellini, v.p. and business director/chemical mechanical planarization technologies at Dow Chemical, says he expects modest but healthy growth in 2014. "The smartphone market has stabilized," after a correction in 2013, Stanghellini says. "I think we will have a slightly better year. Healthy growth would be around 3-5%." Last year was essentially flat, with retractions in the third and fourth quarters essentially erasing "gangbuster" growth in the first quarter, Stanghellini says. The current year started off similarly, with a strong first quarter, but Stanghellini expects this to stabilize and flatten in the second half of the year. "I think inventories are healthy; the cell phone market has settled down. Regionally, the business is doing quite well in Korea, China, and Taiwan."

Semicon West 2014: Positive outlook for chip makers, suppliers
January 01, 1970
Expectations for improved semiconductor demand, driven by the latest smartphones and tablets and the internet of things--the term used to describe the increasing use of chips in applications like thermostats and refrigerators--helped fuel optimistic sentiment at Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International's (SEMI; San Jose, CA) annual Semicon West conference, held 8-10 July at San Francisco. Mario Stanghellini, v.p. and business director/chemical mechanical planarization technologies at Dow Chemical, says he expects modest but healthy growth in 2014. "The smartphone market has stabilized," after a correction in 2013, Stanghellini says. "I think we will have a slightly better year. Healthy growth would be around 3-5%." Last year was essentially flat, with retractions in the third and fourth quarters essentially erasing "gangbuster" growth in the first quarter, Stanghellini says. The current year started off similarly, with a strong first quarter, but Stanghellini expects this to stabilize and flatten in the second half of the year. "I think inventories are healthy; the cell phone market has settled down. Regionally, the business is doing quite well in Korea, China, and Taiwan."


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