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Veeco Ion Beam Deposition Technology Reaches Significant Milestone To Support EUV Commercialization Roadmap
September 18, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014: Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO) announced today that its new Odyssey Ion Beam Deposition (IBD) Upgrade for the NEXUS IBD-LDD System has repeatedly produced photomask blanks with zero deposition defects larger than 70 nanometers. This represents a significant milestone toward the manufacture of semiconductor devices with advanced extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.

MEDIA ALERT: NXP Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Connected Car Security; Leaders in Connected Mobility Meet to Share Ideas, Trends and Insights Into the Future of Connected Vehicles
September 17, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI), working with UC Davis' Institute of Transportation studies and E-Mobility Connection, will host an automobile security round table on Friday, September 19 at the UC Davis West Village in Davis, California. The roundtable will discuss the mounting security concerns around connected vehicles and how some of today's leading manufacturers and industry experts are overcoming these challenges.

TriQuint's Award-Winning TQP9059 MMPA Secures 2014 China ACE Award; Global Sources honors TriQuint for outstanding RF/Wireless/Microwave Product of the Year
September 17, 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today announced its TQP9059 , a versatile multi-mode, multi-band power amplifier (MMPA) module with envelope tracking, earned an award in the Outstanding RF/Wireless/Microwave Products of the Year category at the 2014 China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. The highly integrated module not only prolongs battery life with new envelope tracking technology, but also simplifies complex RF design for multi-band smartphones with a new mobile chip interface used by multiple chipset partners. It is designed on TriQuint's GaAs HBT technology with CuFlip® assembly offering state-of-the-art reliability, temperature stability and ruggedness. Its RF performance meets the stringent linearity, noise and harmonics requirements for multi-mode operation while simultaneously offering a system current consumption lower by 50mA than the nearest competitor, thus improving battery life.

PMC Delivers Industry's First 16-port SAS and SATA Storage Controllers for Data Center Servers; PMC's I/O Controllers Enable OEMs and ODMs to Provide Customized Server Hardware for Hyperscale Deployments at 2X the Density and up to 40% Less Power
September 17, 2014
PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced the company is first to ship 16-port 12Gb/s SAS and 16-port 6Gb/s SATA I/O controller solutions. PMC's data center I/O products enable OEMs and ODMs to design cost-effective customized server hardware for hyperscale deployments, such as Open Compute, Windows Cloud Servers, OpenStack and Project Scorpio. The devices have the industry's highest port density, lowest power and are capable of more than 1,000,000 I/Os per second to support the most demanding cloud software applications.

Silicon Motion Announces the World's Fastest Single-Channel UHS-II SD Card Controller Solution; SM2704 Enables the Highest Performance and Cost Effective UHS-II SDHC/SDXC Designs
September 17, 2014
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NasdaqGS: SIMO) ("Silicon Motion"), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid-state storage devices, today introduced the SM2704, the world's fastest single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution.  The SM2704 supports the highest-level SD card standards: UHS-II bus interface & UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) featuring a maximum data read speed of up to 280MB/s along with a maximum data write speed of up to 260MB/s.  By supporting the new U3 Speed Class, the SM2704 delivers ample performance to handle the needs of professional photography, high-definition video recording and compressed 4K video capture and playback. "Silicon Motion is the number one merchant supplier of UHS-I/II card controllers, which are the majority of our overall SD card controller sales.  The SM2704 extends the company's leadership with the highest performance UHS-II controller while utilizing a cost-effective, single-channel design," said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion.  "We are pleased to partner with Micron in enabling the world's fastest UHS-II SD cards in the market today."

Linde boosts ultra-high purity nitrogen supply to semiconductor customers in Oregon and Washington; Addition increases ability to meet rapidly growing demand
September 17, 2014
 Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases, a division of Linde Gas North America LLC, has completed the capacity expansion to supply ultra-high purity (UHP) gaseous nitrogen and UHP oxygen to its customers in the Hillsboro, Oregon area.

Montage DDR4 RDIMM and LRDIMM Chipset Validated on Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E5-2600 v3 Platforms
September 17, 2014
SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Montage Technology Group Limited ("Montage") (Nasdaq:MONT), a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the home entertainment and cloud computing markets, today announced the successful validation of its DDR4 RDIMM and LRDIMM chipset on Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 based enterprise server platforms. Montage's DDR4 chipset includes DDR4 Registering Clock Drivers (RCD) and DDR4 Data Buffers (DB) for use on the RDIMMs and LRDIMMs. The RCD and DB are fully compliant with the latest JEDEC DDR4 specifications, which employ innovative memory architectures and technologies to deliver high capacity and energy efficient memory solutions for the compelling data center and cloud computing services. With Montage's DDR4 chipset, consumers will enjoy reduced power consumption and increased data rates over previous generation systems.

Linde boosts ultra-high purity nitrogen supply to semiconductor customers in Oregon and Washington; Addition increases ability to meet rapidly growing demand
September 17, 2014
 Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases, a division of Linde Gas North America LLC, has completed the capacity expansion to supply ultra-high purity (UHP) gaseous nitrogen and UHP oxygen to its customers in the Hillsboro, Oregon area.

Linde boosts ultra-high purity nitrogen supply to semiconductor customers in Oregon and Washington; Addition increases ability to meet rapidly growing demand
September 17, 2014
 Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases, a division of Linde Gas North America LLC, has completed the capacity expansion to supply ultra-high purity (UHP) gaseous nitrogen and UHP oxygen to its customers in the Hillsboro, Oregon area.

Inphi to Unveil New Innovative Coherent Technology and Showcase End-to-End 100G PAM4 Optical Link and Latest iKON 100G CDR Retimer at ECOC 2014
September 17, 2014
Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced its participation at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2014. The company is an industry first with its new coherent technology and showcasing its latest iKON 100G CDR for the long haul, metro and data center markets.


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