Freescale's US DoD Ambitions will be Challenged by NXP Ownership, says Strategy Analytics; Alternate options needed for high power RF business to effectively target $140 billion defense sector opportunity
March 05, 2015
 NXP Semiconductors will buy Freescale Semiconductor and merge operations in a deal that will result in a combined company valued at over $40 billion. With a focus on consumer markets, Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service analysis of this acquisition recommends that the new entity consider alternate options for its high power RF (radio frequency) business if it is to effectively leverage the substantial semiconductor opportunity from global spending on defense systems that Freescale had started to target.

Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Market 2015 Global & Regional Market Analysis
March 05, 2015
DeepResearchReports.com have 2015 Global Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Industry research report of 199 pages providing a list of data tables and figures along with 27 company profiles, to its online business intelligence library. Global Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Industry is a professional and deep research report in this field. For overview analysis, the report introduces Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot basic information including definition, classification, application, industry chain structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. For international and China market analysis, the report analyzesSolar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Marketin China and other countries or regions (such as US, Europe, etc.) by presenting research on global products of different types and applications, developments and trends of market, technology, competitive landscape, and leading suppliers' and countries' 2010-2015 capacity, production, cost, price, profit, production value, and gross margin. For leading suppliers, related information is listed as products, customers, application, capacity, market position, and company contact information, etc. 2016-2021 forecast on capacity, production, cost, price, profit, production value, and gross margin for these markets are also included.

Eyelit's Integrated Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Selected by PerkinElmer for Life Sciences Applications
March 05, 2015
Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, life sciences, medical device, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today that PerkinElmer, Inc. has selected the Eyelit MES(TM) suite for use in its manufacturing facility, which produces life sciences products and technologies, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

Axcelis Announces Appointment Of Doug Moran As Vice President, Supply Chain; Charged with Driving Gross Margin Improvement Initiative
March 05, 2015
 Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, today announced the appointment of Doug Moran as vice president, supply chain. In this role, Doug will be responsible for overseeing the Company's complete supply chain and planning functions. 

1366 Technologies and Hanwah Q CELLSform Strategic Partnership to Develop and Commercialize Direct Wafer(TM) Technology; Partnership Reflects Joint Mission to Meet Global Demand for High-Performance, Low-Cost Photovoltaics
March 05, 2015
1366 TechnologiesandHanwha Q CELLS(NASDAQ:HQCL) today announced that they have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to jointly advance the efficiency and quality of solar cells while dramatically reducing their costs. The two companies will collaborate on the development of 1366's proprietary Direct Wafer(TM) Technology with the intent to commercialize and use Direct Wafers(TM) in Hanwha Q CELLS' world-renowned solar cells. Upon successful commercialization of the Direct Wafer(TM) Technology, the companies expect to expand the partnership. Among others, the potential options include the supply of Direct Wafers(TM) from 1366's manufacturing facilities to Hanwha Q CELLS.

Toshiba Starts Mass Production Shipment of 20-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor; - Realizes camera modules with height of 6 mm or less for smartphones and tablets -
March 05, 2015
Toshiba Corporation 's (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company has reinforced its line-up of BSI CMOS image sensors with the introduction of the "T4KA7", a new 20-megapixel(MP) device with an optical format of 1/2.4 inch.Mass production shipments start today. Toshiba: 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor "T4KA7" for smartphones and tablets (Photo: Business Wire)

-Micron Technology Breaks Ground on Expansion of Singapore NAND Flash Memory Fabrication Facility
March 05, 2015
SINGAPORE - Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU), today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with company and Singapore government officials to begin the expansion of its Singapore NAND flash memory fabrication facility.

Semtech acquires Triune Systems
March 05, 2015
Semtech Corporation, a manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has acquired Triune Systems, LLC. Both the companies are based in the US.

IBM shareholder sues company; IBM shareholder...
March 03, 2015
IBM Corp was sued on Monday by a shareholder that said it committed securities fraud by failing to write down a money-losing semiconductor unit before agreeing to pay another company dollar 1.5 billion to take that unit off its hands.

NXP to acquire Freescale Semiconductor for USD40b
March 03, 2015
Chip maker NXP Semiconductors NV said it will acquire smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd and merge operations in a deal worth USD40 billion, Gulf News reported.


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