Vietnam: Intel Vietnam to produce 80% of world's computer chips by 2015: CEO
August 01, 2014
Eighty percent of the semiconductor chips used in computers around the world are expected to be made by the Intel plant in Vietnam, local Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting Sherry Boger, CEO of Intel Products Vietnam as saying.

Inphi to acquire assets of Cortina Systems
July 31, 2014
Inphi Corporation, a provider of mixed signal semiconductor solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire high-speed interconnect and optical transport product lines from Cortina Systems, Inc., a provider of communications semiconductor solutions, for $52.5 million in cash and $73.5 million in stock. Both the companies are based in the US. The transaction does not include Cortina's access and digital home business. The transaction is expected to close in late September or October 2014.

Intel Vietnam to produce 80 pct of world's computer chips by 2015: CEO
July 31, 2014
Eighty percent of the semiconductor chips used in computers around the world are expected to be made by the Intel plant in Vietnam, local Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting Sherry Boger, CEO of Intel Products Vietnam as saying.

Singapore : AkzoNobel to collaborate with SERIS on solar cell technology
July 31, 2014
AkzoNobel has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in order to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells.

Modular Low Voltage Switchgear Market 2014 to 2018 Global New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
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.

Vycom Announces Flametec; R Thermax PVC; FM4910 Listed For a Variety of Clean Room Applications with Excellent Workability and Aesthetics.ID Integrated circuit fabrication
July 30, 2014
  Scranton, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014           Vycom announces the addition of Thermax PVC to the Flametec(R) family of products, designed to meet Factory Mutual (FM) 4910 fire propagation and smoke generation criteria for cleanroom equipment materials such as wet benches, process tools, fume hoods, furniture and cabinetry. These criteria reduce threats to worker safety and damage to semiconductor wafers used in electronic chip manufacturing.             Flametec Thermax provides a flame-retardant PVC solution with excellent workability and superior aesthetics. It is available in a smooth, white finish, in various sheet sizes and thicknesses.

U.S. Image Sensors Market Forecasted to Reach USD 3.7 Billion in 2017.ID Marketing research
July 30, 2014
  Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2014       According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research – "Image Sensors Market- The U.S. Industry Analysis Market Share, Trends and Forecast, 2011 - 2017" – the U.S. image sensors market was worth USD 2.0 billion in 2011 and is forecasted to reach USD 3.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2011 to 2017. The linear image sensors segment accounted for the largest share ( i.e., 84.2% )  of the U.S. image sensors market at USD 1.7 billion in 2011. The X-ray image sensors market segment will have the fastest revenue growth at a CAGR of 18.8% during 2011 - 2017. The U.S. CMOS image sensor shipment reached 464.0 million units in 2011, registering a growth of 27.6% over 2010.         Image sensors are used in the production fields for improving quality control and product yield of the different products. Image sensors can be one of two types of devices.

Microelectronics firm's jobs ambition
July 30, 2014
A MICROELECTRONICS firm aims to double its workforce in a major expansion, The Northern Echo can reveal. Compound Photonics, in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, wants 100 highly-skilled staff to support growth into new markets.

International Business Times - US ed.
July 29, 2014
  It seems that South Korean tech giant Samsung is already at the finishing stage of rumoured Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. Words have spread recently that the smart gadget has already been cleared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).     Here are five fresh features to expect from the Android smart phone when it hits the market.           Lightning Fast Processor and Updated OS     According to an article from (http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_mega_2_passes_through_fcc-news-9142.php ) GSM Arena , Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will be powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU clocked at 1.2GHz. It will reportedly run on Android 4.4.3 KitKat operating system. Given this lightning fast processor, smart phone users will be able to do multiple activities at the same time like browsing the Web, playing games, checking emails, or listening to audio.     Picture Perfect Camera           The (http://www.techtimes.com/articles/11263/20140725/draft-samsung-s-5-9-inch-galaxy-mega-2-makes-its-way-to-the-fcc.htm ) Tech Times reported that Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will come with a 12-megapixel rear facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. This picture perfect camera allows smart phone users who are fond of snapping selfies and other photographs to have unlimited hours of picture taking moments and enjoy a clear and crisp picture as a result.       Just Right Display Screen         GSM Arena also mentioned that Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will have a 5.9-inch display and has a measurement off 164.4 x 85 mm.

ON Semiconductor introduces new Lithium-ion battery protection controller
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets.


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