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GOV. SHUMLIN, STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS, AND BUSINESS LEADERS ADDRESS PLANNED SALE OF VERMONT IBM PLANT TO GLOBALFOUNDRIES
October 20, 2014
The following information was released by the office of the governor of Vermont: Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by business groups, employers, local officials, lawmakers and others to offer strong state partnership to GlobalFoundries. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor manufacturer today announced its intention to purchase IBMs facilities in Vermont and continue operations and employment at the plant. GlobalFoundries said that manufacturing at the facility will continue, with robust demand supporting plant operations and employment. The announcement ends months of uncertainty about the fate of the plant due to IBMs strategic realignment of its business away from silicon chip manufacturing.

GOV. PETER SHUMLIN ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TODAY ON THE PLANNED SALE OF IBM VERMONT FACILITIES TO GLOBALFOUNDRIES
October 20, 2014
The following information was released by the office of the governor of Vermont: "IBM announced this morning that it plans to sell its semiconductor production business, including its facilities in Vermont, to GlobalFoundries, a company with a strong track record of performance in semiconductor manufacturing. GlobalFoundries plans to maintain the workforce and continue operations in Vermont, good news for the talented Vermonters employed by the plant and for our whole state.

IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take semiconductor unit off its hands
October 20, 2014
Globalfoundries had demanded $2bn to take IBM's struggling semiconductor unit off its hands A deal in which IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to takeover the computer giant's semiconductor unit is moving closer to completion, according to reports, and could be imminent.

IBM Media Advisory
October 19, 2014
IBM (NYSE:IBM) will make a major business announcement and separately release its third-quarter 2014 earnings results on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 a.m. EDT. Martin Schroeter, IBM senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host the company's quarterly earnings conference call on Monday, October 20 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The Webcast may be accessed via a link at http://www.ibm.com/investor/events/earnings/3q14.html .

ALPHA & OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP POWER DISCRETE PRODUCT GRIZELJ (California)
October 19, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd. (AOSL), Sunnyvale, Calif., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP for Power Discrete Product Tony Grizelj, Sunnyvale. On Oct. 13 the action involved acquisition of 4,500 common shares and disposition of 4,500 common shares. Grizelj now owns 9,246 common shares directly. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd. engages in the design, development, and supply of a range of power semiconductors worldwide. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company Recognized as a THE BEST Subsystems Supplier
October 19, 2014
Tempe, AZ, October 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- SV Probe Pte. Ltd. ("SV TCL"), one of the world's leading suppliers of high-performance probe cards, announced today that it has been recognized by VLSIresearch as one of THE BEST suppliers according to their 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey.

PV production technology: Innovative fine line metallization promises higher solar cell efficiency
October 17, 2014
Together with industrial partners MERCK, HERAEUS and ASYS, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg, Germany) have developed innovative materials and contactless techniques for applying ultrafine, homogeneous contact fingers to solar cells. This “dispensing” technology can be easily integrated into conventional silicon solar cell production lines where it replaces screen printing as the method of applying front side metallization, the partners announced.

JAMES CAHOON RECEIVES PACKARD FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRESTIGIOUS HONOR RECOGNIZES 18 INQUISITIVE YOUNG SCIENTISTS WHO DARE TO THINK BIG AND FOLLOW NEW IDEAS
October 17, 2014
The following information was released by the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: James F. Cahoon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. The award from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is for $875,000 over five years.

Macro ATR-FT-IR Spectroscopic Imaging of Dynamic Processes
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Macro attenuated total reflection (ATR)-Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging is a powerful analytical tool, but it is still underexploited in the spectroscopic imaging community. This article presents an overview of current macro ATR-FT-IR imaging approaches and opportunities for studying dynamic processes such as diffusion, sorption, crystallization, and dissolution.

Novel Material that could Allow Computers to Function without Worrying about Overheating
September 24, 2014
Researchers from the University of Utah have developed a novel material called a topological insulator that can play the functions of a conductor as well as an insulator. The material, which is made of a silicon semiconductor having metal on its top, has the potential to make quantum computers that have quite fast processing in comparison to modern machines.


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