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MILITARY Semiconductor Device Rectifiers Sought by Defense Logistics Agency
October 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio, has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (SPE7M515T0813) for unitized semiconductor device rectifiers to be delivered to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. It was posted on Oct. 23 with a response date of Nov. 3. The contract is set aside for Total Small Business. For more information about Targeted News Service contract awards please contact: Myron Struck, Editor, Direct: 703/866-4708, Cell: 703/304-1897, Myron@targetednews.com 22AbalosV141024-va-782373 22AbalosV

Austan Goolsbee to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual SIA Award Dinner; Noted economist will provide insight on issues of importance to U.S. semiconductor industry
October 24, 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that noted economist Austan Goolsbee will deliver the keynote address at the upcomingSIA Award Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 in San Jose, Calif. Goolsbee has served as chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the cabinet, as well as the chief economist for the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.  "Entertaining as he is knowledgeable, Austan Goolsbee is among the world's leading experts on business, government and the economy," said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "The semiconductor industry is a key driver of America's economic strength and global competitiveness. Mr. Goolsbee's knowledge and experience in these areas are unparalleled, and we look forward to his insights and perspectives as the keynote presenter at our Annual Award Dinner."

Austan Goolsbee to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual SIA Award Dinner; Noted economist will provide insight on issues of importance to U.S. semiconductor industry
October 24, 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that noted economist Austan Goolsbee will deliver the keynote address at the upcomingSIA Award Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 in San Jose, Calif. Goolsbee has served as chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the cabinet, as well as the chief economist for the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.  "Entertaining as he is knowledgeable, Austan Goolsbee is among the world's leading experts on business, government and the economy," said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "The semiconductor industry is a key driver of America's economic strength and global competitiveness. Mr. Goolsbee's knowledge and experience in these areas are unparalleled, and we look forward to his insights and perspectives as the keynote presenter at our Annual Award Dinner."

Diodes Incorporated to Present at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on November 12
October 24, 2014
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced that the Company will present at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom Conference to be held at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Laura Mehrl, Director of Investor Relations, is scheduled to host a fireside chat at 3:50 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, and will be available to meet with investors throughout the day.

GetSolarPrices.com Expressed Thrill in Ali Javey's Discovery of a Cheaper Way to Manufacture Solar Cells.
October 24, 2014
  Norwich, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 24, 2014       A professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California at Berkely discovered something that could be a game changer for solar cells. The study was published by Javey Research Group from the University of California at Berkeley.         The study which was similarly published in Oil.com on June 2014, conducted by Ali Javey found a new way to produce the most efficient and most powerful type of solar cells that could potentially be a less costly way. The said innovation is bound to create a cheaper way of manufacturing better-performing semiconductors that are as cheap as the conventional ones.     Enhancing the competence of inexpensive solar cells will be vital for making solar power viable with fossil fuels. Smaller quantities of cells would be required, reducing costs for materials and installation, a big chunk of the total cost of solar power. Early assessments suggest solar cells made from the materials would have an efficiency of probably 25%, which is far better than conventional silicon solar cells (and are less than 18% efficient).       Early findings by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory advocates Javey's cells that could be manufactured as economically as the conventional ones.         Currently, the most efficient solar available that can be found are made from III-V semiconductors which are made up of gallium arsenide and indium phosphide.

Soitec signs 150MW concentrated PV deal
October 24, 2014
SPIE has issued the following news release: Soitec Solar Development, a subsidiary of the French semiconductor materials company Soitec specializing in concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) systems, is set to deploy more than 80,000 CPV modules following a new sales agreement.

EUV Light Source Developer Adlyte Achieves Key Performance Milestone for High-Volume Manufacturing
October 24, 2014
SPIE has issued the following news release: Adlyte Inc., a developer of high-brightness extreme light sources for advanced semiconductor inspection and metrology applications, today announced it has reached a key performance benchmark for its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source for high-volume manufacturing (HVM)-readiness. Adlyte has demonstrated that its EUV light source has maintained clean operation after intermediate focus while running for hundreds of hours replicating multiple parameters for a production environment—including power, brightness and uptime—established by mask inspection original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Reaching this milestone is the latest example of Adlyte's continuous efforts to productize HVM-ready EUV light sources with advanced debris mitigation and novel irradiation technology.

InSilixa ropes in $13M from PointGuard Ventures and Morningside for molecular Dx tests
October 23, 2014


Global Semiconductor Sales Continue to Climb in August
October 04, 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association issued the following news release: The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.4 billion for the month of August 2014, an increase of 9.4 percent from the August 2013 total of $26 billion and an uptick of 1.3 percent over the July 2014 total of $28.1 billion.

Global Semiconductor Sales Continue to Climb in August
October 04, 2014
The Semiconductor Industry Association issued the following news release: The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.4 billion for the month of August 2014, an increase of 9.4 percent from the August 2013 total of $26 billion and an uptick of 1.3 percent over the July 2014 total of $28.1 billion.


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