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Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound
March 26, 2015
Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field. In the 23 March issue of the journal Nature Materials, they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size of a medical MRI reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 per cent. The study is the first ever to prove that acoustic phonons - the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound - have magnetic properties.

Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures (Fixed Term)
March 26, 2015
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom has issued the following job vacancy: Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures (Fixed Term) A positions exist for a Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero structures, as part of the European Graphene Flagship and an European Research Council Synergy grant. The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional (2d) materials, 2d heterostructures and hybrid platforms, combining the versatile properties of 2d materials with conventional 3d semiconductors. Such devices will then be used in a wide range of applications, such as on-chip optical routing, flexible optoelectronics, light emission and optical sensing. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across photonics, plasmonics, device physics, electrical engineering and nanotechnology, and it will require the realization of novel devices for wide range of applications such as photodetectors, optical modulators, optical amplifiers, lasers, biosensors etc. based on integrated 2d materials and hetero-structures.

-Photronics Promotes Dr. Peter Kirlin to Chief Executive Officer; Industry Veteran Provides Wealth of Technology and Market Insight, Strong Leadership and Strategic Continuity
March 26, 2015
BROOKFIELD, Conn - Photronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLAB), a worldwide leader in supplying innovative imaging technology solutions for the global electronics industry, today announced that as part of a long-term succession planning process, Dr. Peter Kirlin has been promoted from President to Chief Executive Officer, effective May 4, 2015 and will join the Company's Board of Directors. Constantine ('Deno') Macricostas, Photronics' current Chairman and CEO, will continue on the Board of Directors as Executive Chairman.

Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials market to grow at a CAGR of 4.33% over the period 2014-2019, Finds New Report
March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015 Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of "Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market 2015-2019" research report to their website http://www.MarketResearchReports.com Report forecast the Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials market to grow at a CAGR of 4.33 percent over the period 2014-2019.

Govt to invest $10 billion in two computer chip manufacturing facilities
March 26, 2015
New Delhi, March 26 -- In line with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's flagship programme 'Make in India,' the government plans to spend billions of dollar to put in place an ecosystem for electronics manufacturing in the country.

INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR of Commencement of CLASS ACTION Concerning the Fairness of the SALE OF THE COMPANY TO MICROSEMI CORPORATION -- VTSS
March 26, 2015
(GlobeNewswire) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: TO: ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO PURCHASED VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR STOCK PRIOR TO MARCH 18, 2015.

INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR of Commencement of CLASS ACTION Concerning the Fairness of the SALE OF THE COMPANY TO MICROSEMI CORPORATION -- VTSS
March 26, 2015
(GlobeNewswire) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: TO: ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO PURCHASED VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR STOCK PRIOR TO MARCH 18, 2015.

Photo Retoucher, by SoftOrbits, is now enabled for 2 in 1 devices powered by Intel; R Core™ M Processors.
March 25, 2015
  (PRWEB) March 25, 2015           The developers at SoftOrbits recently enabled the fast and functional photo editor for 2 in 1 devices powered by Intel(R) Core™ M processors. Users can remove unwanted aspects of their images with the tap of a finger.       New digital technology means that users don't have to be professional photographers to get expert looking images on their mobile devices. The Photo Retoucher app makes hassle-free adjustments to pictures, with intuitive tools and one-touch capability. Now, this advanced image analysis can extract objects and fill in the background without leaving a trace, so otherwise great images achieve the desired effect. Plus, cleaning up film grain, reducing noise, adjusting color and smoothing out scratches or blemishes is remarkably simple on the latest devices. The team at SoftOrbits had access to a range of business and technical tools through the Intel(R) Developer Zone.     "Users will find this app to be a simple photo editing solution with sophisticated results," says Eugene Ustinenkov, founder of SoftOrbits. "The 2 in 1 platform offers elegant responsiveness and touch capability, so users can get the look they want from their images."     Photo Retoucher is available for immediate download at http://photoretoucher.org           About SoftOrbits:     SoftOrbits is an award-winning software development company founded in 2006 to develop tools and utilities for home users.

Experiment reveals new mysterious properties of sound waves
March 25, 2015
India, March 25 -- In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials, they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size of a medical MRI reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 percent. The study is the first ever to prove that acoustic phonons-the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound-have magnetic properties.

OSAT manufacturer selects Rudolph's lithography system
March 20, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Rudolph Technologies, Inc., a provider of process characterization equipment and software, has announced that an outsourced assembly and test, or OSAT, manufacturer has selected the JetStep Advanced Packaging Lithography System for evaluation.


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