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Global Microscopes Market
October 24, 2014
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Microscopes in US$ Million/Thousands by the following Product Segments: Optical Microscopes, Charged Particle Microscopes, and Scanning Probe Microscopes. The report also analyzes the world market by the following End-Use Applications: Semiconductor Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Materials, Nanotechnology, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 88 companies including many key and niche players such as - Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Accelerate control systems and increase integration while decreasing system cost with TI's new C2000(TM) Piccolo(TM) F2807x MCUs; Enabling system flexibility and platform scalability for industrial control applications such as digital power, renewable energy and automotive control
October 23, 2014
 Need a microcontroller (MCU) that allows you to quickly double system performance without doubling your cost or changing your hardware or software design? With the powerful combination of the C28x CPU and accelerators, the new C2000(TM) Piccolo(TM) F2807x MCUs from Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) boost execution speeds of control tasks in industrial applications such as telecom rectifiers, server power, solar micro inverters, frequency inverters and automotive HEV/EV. The F2807x MCUs also provide many analog and control peripherals to enable more integrated control applications. They are scalable with the previously announced C2000 Delfino(TM) F2837xS and F2837xD MCU generations. 

Avago Technologies, Lithia Motors, Amazon.com and Netflix highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
October 23, 2014
 Zacks Equity Researchhighlights Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO-Free Report) as the Bull of the Day and Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD-Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis onAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN-Free Report) and Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX-Free Report). Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

NeoPhotonics Announces Acquisition of EMCORE's Narrow Linewidth Tunable Laser Product Line; Expands NeoPhotonics Portfolio of Optical Components for High Speed 100G and 400G Coherent Transmission Systems
October 23, 2014
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuits, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR) under which NeoPhotonics will purchase the assets of EMCORE's tunable laser and transceiver product lines for approximately $17.5 million, which consists of $15.0 million and a working capital and inventory adjustment of approximately $2.5 million. Consideration will be in the form of $1.5 million in cash plus the balance in a promissory note. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by early January 2015. "EMCORE's narrow linewidth tunable laser product line is highly complementary to our broad existing portfolio of optical components for 100 Gigabits per second coherent transport systems, and this acquisition significantly expands our footprint in this rapidly growing segment," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "EMCORE's External Cavity Laser tunable laser has the narrowest linewidth in the industry, which we believe will become increasingly important for advanced modulation schemes at 400G and beyond. Combining this business into NeoPhotonics will allow us to provide customers with a full product suite that serves the entire coherent market," continued Mr. Jenks.

SMIC and Maxscend collaborate on 55nm RF IP platform; Bluetooth RF IP silicon proven and in customer usage
October 23, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 981) and Maxscend Technologies Inc., a RF IP company based in China, announced that Maxscend Bluetooth RF IP has been silicon proven on SMIC's 55nm Low Leakage (LL) logic process. This IP has now been integrated into one of SMIC customers' product tape-out. The silicon proven Bluetooth RF IP is the result of a collaborative effort between SMIC and Maxscend and marks a significant milestone in SMIC RF IP platform setup. It has achieved a leading edge position in the industry and will provide mutual customers an excellent IP solution for the booming IoT market, as well as the prosperous mobile and tablet markets.

SMIC and Maxscend Collaborate on 55nm RF IP Platform
October 23, 2014
 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 981) and Maxscend Technologies Inc., a RF IP company based inChina, announced that Maxscend Bluetooth RF IP has been silicon proven on SMIC's 55nm Low Leakage (LL) logic process. This IP has now been integrated into one of SMIC customers' product tape-out. The silicon proven Bluetooth RF IP is the result of a collaborative effort between SMIC and Maxscend and marks a significant milestone in SMIC RF IP platform setup. It has achieved a leading edge position in the industry and will provide mutual customers an excellent IP solution for the booming IoT market, as well as the prosperous mobile and tablet markets.

SMIC and Maxscend Collaborate on 55nm RF IP Platform
October 23, 2014
 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 981) and Maxscend Technologies Inc., a RF IP company based inChina, announced that Maxscend Bluetooth RF IP has been silicon proven on SMIC's 55nm Low Leakage (LL) logic process. This IP has now been integrated into one of SMIC customers' product tape-out. The silicon proven Bluetooth RF IP is the result of a collaborative effort between SMIC and Maxscend and marks a significant milestone in SMIC RF IP platform setup. It has achieved a leading edge position in the industry and will provide mutual customers an excellent IP solution for the booming IoT market, as well as the prosperous mobile and tablet markets.

-Flurry of Mergers and Acquisitions Reshape the Automotive Semiconductor Supplier Landscape
October 23, 2014
ENP Newswire - 23 October 2014 Release date- 22102014 - EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Capped by last week's announcement that Qualcomm Inc. would buy CSR PLC, the automotive semiconductor industry recently has been undergoing a wave of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity that has shaken up the competitive order of the market, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).

Solar panel manufacturer says outlook is improving
October 23, 2014
Green Energy Technology president Swean Lin said a potential tariff rate decrease by the US could signal that the worst is over for Taiwanese solar firms. Green Energy Technology Inc, the nation's top solar wafer producer, yesterday said the business outlook for the solar energy industry is better this quarter than last quarter because of gradually increasing demand in China.

InSilixa raises $13 mln
October 22, 2014
PointGuard Ventures is leading a $13 million financing round for InSilixa. Sunnyvale, California-based InSilixa is molecular diagnostic platform developer. PRESS RELEASE MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.


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