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IC suppliers shift strategies to counter decline in DSCs
August 01, 2014
USA: Almost as quickly as they took over, stand-alone digital cameras are now being displaced by camera-equipped cellphones, which have improved significantly in picture-taking quality and, more importantly, can immediately send copies of electronic photos by e-mail or post them on the Internet.

-AkzoNobel to collaborate with SERIS on solar cell technology
August 01, 2014
ENP Newswire - 01 August 2014 Release date- 31072014 - AkzoNobel has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore in order to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells.

Ultra Pure Sulfuric Acid Market worth $ 290.2 Million by 2019
August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 The report "Ultra Pure Sulfuric Acid Market by Grade (PPT & PPB), Application (semiconductors & pharmaceuticals), and Geography - Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019" defines and segments the ultra pure sulfuric acid (UPS) market with an analysis and forecast of values of grades such as (ppt and ppb) individually. Along with this, the values of materials by application such as semiconductors and pharmaceuticals and geography are also discussed.

Cavium to acquire Xpliant
August 01, 2014
Cavium, Inc., a provider of semiconductor products, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Xpliant, Inc., a semiconductor company that provides switch silicon products, for approximately $90 million. Both the companies are based in the US. The consideration includes payments to stock holders, note holders and other liabilities and costs. Cavium was an investor in Xpliant having provided $15 million of funding to Xpliant through June 2014, which is included in that total consideration estimate. The remaining $75 million will be comprised of approximately $40 million in cash and $35 million in stock.

ARM wraps up buy of Duolog Technologies
August 01, 2014
1 August 2014 - UK microprocessors, physical intellectual property (IP) and related technology and software provider ARM Holdings plc (LON:ARM) said today it had closed its acquisition of Duolog Technologies, a design configuration and integration technology specialist serving the semiconductor industry.

-Fujitsu Announces New Direction for its Semiconductor Business
August 01, 2014
ENP Newswire - 01 August 2014 Release date- 31072014 - Tokyo and Yokohama - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited have today entered into an official contract with Panasonic Corporation and Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) whereby Fujitsu Semiconductor and Panasonic would integrate their System LSI businesses, and together with investment from DBJ, a new independent fabless company will be established.

-Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor Announce Strategic Partnership
August 01, 2014
ENP Newswire - 01 August 2014 Release date- 30072014 - YOKOHAMA, Japan and PHOENIX, Ariz., U.S. - Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and - ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that they have entered into a foundry services agreement.

Materials Matter -- Enabling the Future of IC Fabrication and Packaging
July 31, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference, held September 30-October 1 in Santa Clara, Calif., will examine the drivers for new materials and how they impact material suppliers and the value chain they serve. The theme this year is "Materials Matter -- Enabling the Future of IC Fabrication and Packaging," delving into the market opportunities, scaling challenges, and emerging solutions to meet the sub-20nm technology node production challenges. SMC is the only conference dedicated to exploring the synergies, trends and business opportunities in advanced electronic materials. The agenda includes presentations by market analysts, leading device manufacturers, as well as equipment and material suppliers.

Modular Low Voltage Switchgear Market 2014 to 2018 Global New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com.
July 31, 2014
  Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 31, 2014         The transition from conventional switchgears to modular switchgears is one of the major trends in the Global Low-voltage Switchgear market. Conventional low-voltage, air-insulated switchgears have various components such as circuit breakers, current transformers, and disconnections. These components need more installation space, increasing the cost of installation. However, modular low-voltage switchgear overcomes these issues by integrating these functions into the breaking chamber of the circuit breaker. This results in easy installation and optimization of the overall operational cost. This trend is expected to augur well for the growth of the market during the forecast period.             Analysts forecast the Global Low Voltage Market to grow at a CAGR of 8.89 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers in this market is the increased demand for renewable sources of energy. Several developed and developing countries such as India, the US, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, and China are experiencing rapid industrialization and are making huge investments in renewable sources of energy. This is driving the demand for switchgear products worldwide.             Low Voltage Switchgears are a combination of several components such as circuit breakers, lightning arrestors, current transformers, protection panels, and disconnections.

Sony DADC BioSciences and TSMC Receive AACC Industry Division Award
July 29, 2014
Washington, D.C.: Biotechnology Industry Organization has issued the following news release: The 2014 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) today awarded Sony DADC BioSciences and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) with its Best Abstract of Interest to the Industry Division Award. The winning abstract, “Versatile Electrical Platform for Accelerated Development and Commercialization of In-Vitro Diagnostic Assays”, describes a process to integrate a novel silicon biosensor into a microfluidic chip which has the potential to enable customers to design highly cost-effective, mass-fabricated Point-of-Care (POC) devices with better sensitivity and higher robustness than any commercially available solution.


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