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United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for Trademark "Quantum Materials" to Auriel for Various Goods and Services
April 17, 2014
South Wales, April 17 -- Auriel Ltd., Grantchester, has filed the trademark "Quantum Materials" on Nov. 21, 2013, for various goods and services. The trademark application (journal number: 2014/015) was published on April 11. The description of the mark registered is: "Chemical source material for the deposition of thin films upon semiconductor wafers for the manufacture of semiconductors;Doping compounds for use in the manufacture of semiconductors;Masking compounds for use in the manufacture of semiconductors;Cryogenic preparations;Gases for use in refrigeration systems;Chemical compositions for use in the manufacture of electronic components;Chemicals used in the manufacture of electronic components;Compositions for embedding electronic parts;Freezing agents for use in cooling electronic components;Helium;Battery electrolytes;Oxides;Oxides of metal. Machines for manufacturing semiconductors;Machines for the production of semiconductors;Superconductive magnetic separators;Refrigeration compressors;Refrigeration condensers;Memory chip manufacturing machines. Scientific, optical, measuring, magnetic data carriers, recording discs; other digital recording media; calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software;Semiconductors;Superconductive magnet apparatus;Sensor switches;Electronic circuit board;Electronic circuit cards;Electronic coding units;Electronic indicator boards;Electronic indicator panels;Electronic integrated circuits;Electronic semi-conductors;Electronic decoders;Electronic encryption units;Electronic global positioning systems;Electronic touch sensitive switches;Electronic transformers;Encoded electronic chip cards;Audio electronic apparatus;Circuits [electric or electronic];Electronic amplifiers;Electronic coding apparatus;Electronic communication installations;Electronic components;Electronic control apparatus;Electronic control circuits;Electronic control systems;Electronic control units;Electronic controllers;Electronic data carriers;Electronic data processing equipment;Electronic digitisers;Electronic display panels;Electronic logic circuits;Electronic magnetic recording media;Electronic measurement sensors;Electronic memory circuits;Electronic memory integrated circuit chips;Electronic memory units;Electronic meters;Electronic metronomes;Electronic miniature relays;Electronic monitoring instruments, other than for medical use;Electronic notebooks;Electronic panels for displaying messages;Electronic photometers;Electronic plotters;Electronic pressure sensors;Electronic process control units;Light diodes;Light switches;Light emitting diode displays;Light meters;Light conductors;Light probes;Light sensors;Cells [electric];Electric cells;Rechargeable cells;Solar cells;Photovoltaic cells;Computer memory hardware;Electronic memory circuits;Electronic memory integrated circuit chips;Electronic memory units;Memory devices;Memory storage devices;Computer memory devices;Transistors.

MICRON TECHNOLOGY REPORTS DISPOSITION BY CEO DURCAN (Idaho)
April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- Micron Technology Inc. (MU), Boise, Idaho, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by CEO and Director Dermot Mark Durcan, Boise.

American Semiconductor selects Cypress to manufacture custom optical devices
April 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, has announced that American Semiconductor, which is engaged in integrated circuits and hybrid systems development, has selected Cypress Foundry Solutions to develop and manufacture custom optical devices.

The toxic secret of Samsung's success: Best of the Web
April 16, 2014
The emergence of South Korea after World War 2 to the status of scientific, industrial and technological powerhouse has been inexorably linked to the growth of the Samsung Group of companies. But is there a darker side to this story? As Cam Simpson at BusinessWeek explains, the conglomerate represents nearly a quarter of South Korea's entire economy: Many Koreans revere Samsung. In part that's because its success mirrors their own climb from a war that divided a country, killed millions, and left millions more destitute. In 1961, eight years after the Korean War ended in a stalemate, South Korea's per capita gross domestic product was $92, less than that of Sudan, Sierra Leone, or the Democratic Republic of Congo. By last year, South Koreans had the world's 15th-largest economy. Almost 24%  of GDP came from the revenue of the Samsung Group, a conglomerate made up of dozens of businesses including a life insurance company, a heavy-construction company, the world's second-biggest shipbuilder, and of course Samsung Electronics. While Samsung competes in many industries, from ships to theme parks, the heart of the company is Samsung Electronics, and the many firms in the group that supply it with chips and components.

The toxic secret of Samsung's success: Best of the Web
April 16, 2014
The emergence of South Korea after World War 2 to the status of scientific, industrial and technological powerhouse has been inexorably linked to the growth of the Samsung Group of companies. But is there a darker side to this story? As Cam Simpson at BusinessWeek explains, the conglomerate represents nearly a quarter of South Korea's entire economy: Many Koreans revere Samsung. In part that's because its success mirrors their own climb from a war that divided a country, killed millions, and left millions more destitute. In 1961, eight years after the Korean War ended in a stalemate, South Korea's per capita gross domestic product was $92, less than that of Sudan, Sierra Leone, or the Democratic Republic of Congo. By last year, South Koreans had the world's 15th-largest economy. Almost 24%  of GDP came from the revenue of the Samsung Group, a conglomerate made up of dozens of businesses including a life insurance company, a heavy-construction company, the world's second-biggest shipbuilder, and of course Samsung Electronics. While Samsung competes in many industries, from ships to theme parks, the heart of the company is Samsung Electronics, and the many firms in the group that supply it with chips and components.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Air Force Issues Solicitation for "Semiconductor Research"
April 16, 2014
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Officer has issued requirement for "Semiconductor Research." Solicitation no. FA8601-13-T-0151 Posted on: April 16, 2014

Energy Conservation Firm Harvests Daylight to Maximize Customer Profits.
April 16, 2014
  Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) April 16, 2014         In the face of increasing energy costs, most businesses are looking for creative ways to reduce energy consumption. For Leaktite Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial buckets, pails and other products, that meant partnering with Energy Source of Providence Rhode Island to find "outside the box" lighting strategies for their 80,000 square foot production facility in central Massachusetts.         Energy Source's solution: "LED Intelligent Lighting with Daylight Harvesting."

FORM 8-K: TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR INC FILES Current report
April 15, 2014
TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR INC, Delaware, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Delaware Item 8.01 Other Matters On February 22, 2014, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (“TriQuint”) and RF Micro Devices, Inc. (“RFMD”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (“Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which RFMD and TriQuint agreed, on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement, to effect a strategic combination of their respective businesses through a “merger of equals” business combination transaction (the “Business Combination”).

Research and Markets: Markets and Strategies for Chemical and Material Suppliers in Niche Markets
April 14, 2014
April 14 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Markets and Strategies for Chemical and Material Suppliers in Niche Markets" report to their offering.

Lasers, electronics and robotics at the STEAM Carnival; News Update
April 01, 2014
  A carnival with a twist is coming to the West coast this spring. Instead of eating cotton candy and riding Ferris wheels, students will navigate a laser maze and measure their strength in volts--all while learning engineering skills.       The STEAM Carnival was created by Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based engineering and entertainment company that creates high-tech games for clients like Intel and the arcade restaurant Dave & Buster's. "We realized that kids don't want to be engineers, which doesn't make sense to us--because we have a blast building games for a living," says Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus. The carnival is meant to demonstrate a fun side of engineering that's "less like a science fair and more like a rock concert." And, the art component of STEAM makes it accessible for students who are intimidated by science and engineering, he says.           The carnival will arrive in Los Angeles and San Francisco this spring, and its large game machines will be set up in a location outside of schools. Students will be bused to the carnival site on a Friday, and it will be open to the public the next two days.     The more than 30 games will include a "a mash-up between Whack-A-Mole and Twister" in which students recreate a pattern of lights on a wall by hitting buttons with different parts of their body.


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