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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."

KLA-Tencor Gives Itself the Activist Investor Treatment
October 24, 2014
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Semiconductor makerKLA-Tencor is opting for a type ofcorporate makeover that usually only happens under pressure froman activist hedge fund investor. That's good news for KLAC shareholders, but also may be good news for shareholders of competitors in the chip sector.

Power Electronics Market Outlook Shows 9.6% CAGR to 2018
October 24, 2014
ReportsnReports.com adds Global Power Electronics Market 2014-2018 and Power Electronics Market by Substrate Wafer Technology, Devices, Applications, and Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020 research reports to the semiconductor and electronics section of its online library. TheGlobal Power Electronics Market 2014-2018research report forecasts the industry to grow at 9.6% CAGR during 2013-2018. The Global Power Electronics market can be segmented into five end-user segments: Commercial, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Transportation, and Others. Power electronics is the use of solid state electronics for the control and conversion of electrical energy. Most of the electronic systems are concerned with the transmission and processing of data and signals. These power electronic devices have high power efficiency, high blocking voltage, and the ability to work on low power. The most typical power electronic device is an AC/DC converter, which is used in various applications such as televisions, computers, and battery chargers.

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.

Appoints James Laufman As General Counsel
October 24, 2014
INFINERA CORP ("INFN-Q") - Appoints James Laufman As General Counsel Infinera, a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks(TM), announced that it has appointed James Laufman as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary as of October 20, 2014.

Radiant Zemax Sells Zemax Division of Business; Move Enables Radiant and Zemax to Better Address Opportunities in Global Markets
October 24, 2014
Evergreen Pacific Partners announced today its portfolio company Radiant Zemax, a global provider of test, measurement and design tools and systems to the optics, illumination and display industries has sold the Zemax division to Arlington Capital Partners. The Radiant division will continue to be a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners. This will allow Radiant and Zemax to better address opportunities in global markets by focusing efforts and strategies in their respective core industries. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Infinera Appoints James Laufman as General Counsel
October 24, 2014
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks(TM), announced today that it has appointed James Laufman as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary as of October 20, 2014.

PointGuard Ventures and Morningside Invest $13M in InSilixa’s Semiconductor-Based Molecular Diagnostics Technology
October 24, 2014
Washington, D.C.: Biotechnology Industry Organization has issued the following news release: CMOS Biochips Enable High-Performance, Mass-Deployable and Low Cost Products for Point-of-Care DNA Testing PointGuard Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Morningside, a privately-held investment group, announced today that they are leading a $13M financing round for InSilixa, Inc., a new Sunnyvale, California-based molecular diagnostic (MDx) platform developer. InSilixa also announced the appointment of Pete Thomas, Managing Director, PointGuard Ventures; and Dr. Gerald Chan, co-founder of Morningside, to InSilixa’s board.

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



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