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FORM 8-K: LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR FILES CURRENT REPORT
July 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Hillsboro, Ore., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24.

Census Bureau Releases Industry Series Report on Semiconductors and Related Device Manufacturing
July 25, 2014
The  U.S. Census Bureau today released additional figures from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the manufacturing sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics for semiconductor and related device manufacturing (NAICS334413).

ON Semiconductor introduces new Lithium-ion battery protection controller
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets.

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. Names Brian O'Donnelly as New President & CEO
July 25, 2014
FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A. Inc. (FEUS) has announced that Dr. Brian O'Donnelly has just been appointed President and CEO of the state-of-the-art manufacturing company. In this position, he is responsible for the U.S. semiconductor-based Electronic Materials businesses comprising advanced photolithography products, polyimides, formulated products, Thin Film Precursors, and CMP slurries through the FEUS subsidiary, Fujifilm Planar Solutions. FEUS has its manufacturing operations and product development in North Kingstown RI and Mesa, AZ as well as a broad U.S. distribution network. Brian O'Donnelly named new President and CEO of FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

STMicroelectronics Opens MEMS Microphone Lab in Taiwan to Enhance Excellence in Audio Performance; The advanced testing facility will answer engineers' need for new MEMS microphone application development, enabling bit-perfect recording quality for ultimate audio experience
July 25, 2014
TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced it has opened a new MEMS Microphone Lab (Anechoic Chamber) in Taiwan to test and analyze high-performance audio applications built with ST's MEMS microphones. ST's new advanced MEMS Microphone lab will focus on all-level audio performance testing from components (microphone or acoustic components) to modules and systems, including smart phones, tablets, notebooks, TVs, and remote controls, ensuring superior recording and sound quality, shorter debugging period, and faster time to market for end applications

Saankhya Labs Featured in EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
July 24, 2014
Bangalore, July 24 -- Saankhya Labs (www.saankhyalabs.com), a fabless semiconductor company based in Bangalore, India today announced that it is featured in the 2014 Global edition of Silicon 60: Hot Startups to watch list published by EE Times. The Silicon 60 includes startups involved in semiconductor technologies for processor, memory technology, EDA, sensors and haptics, wireless communications, power semiconductors, audio, optoelectronics and Internet of Things. The chosen companies have made an impression on EE Times editors based on a mix of criteria, including technology, intended market, maturity, financial position, investment profile and executive leadership.

Lattice introduces new iCE40 Ultra family
July 22, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has introduced the iCE40 Ultra family, reportedly delivering the integration of emerging infrared remote, barcode, touch, user identification, and pedometer functions with customization capabilities for makers of mobile consumer devices.

Lam Research releases new etch and deposition products for advanced patterning
July 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lam Research Corp., a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to semiconductor industry, has released two new products, 2300 Kiyo F Series conductor etch system, and the VECTOR ALD Oxide system, to enable advanced patterning.

ON Semiconductor introduces LC898214XC auto focus controller
July 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced the LC898214XC auto focus controller for camera modules in smartphones.

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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