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ON SEMICONDUCTOR REPORTS DISPOSITION BY EXECUTIVE VP HALL (Arizona)
September 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- ON Semiconductor Corp. (ONNN), Phoenix, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Executive VP and General Manager for Standard Products Group William Hall, Phoenix. On Sept. 11 the action involved disposition of 23,059 commons. Hall now owns 352,700 commons directly. ON Semiconductor Corp. designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of semiconductor components that address the design needs of electronic systems and products. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

Exar Completes Merger with Integrated Memory Logic
September 16, 2014
 Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, has completed its merger with Integrated Memory Logic Limited (iML) a leading provider of power management and color calibration solutions for large and medium-sized flat panel displays used in televisions and tablets.  The transaction was completed through a second-step merger to acquire all of the remaining outstanding shares of iML.  As of September 15, 2014, Exar owns 100% of the outstanding stock of iML and iML stock is no longer publicly trading. "The merger with iML increases the diversity of our served markets and provides significant incremental scale," said Louis DiNardo, Exar's President and CEO. "We are very excited about iML's new product pipeline for display solutions in both large flat panel and tablet applications as well as a the highly differentiated solutions for LED lighting.  In LED lighting we can reduce cost and improving reliability.  This is a powerful alternative to current solutions and we believe we can capture meaningful market share in this high growth market," concluded Mr. DiNardo.

Skyworks' David Aldrich Named 2014 CEO of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council
September 16, 2014
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David J. Aldrich, was named the CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) during the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards. MassTLC is the region's leading technology association and network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC announced the winners during its 17th annual awards gala attended by more than 750 executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, as well as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, himself a recipient of the 2014 Commonwealth Award. Technology Leadership Award Winners were chosen from among the best of the region's tech industry in 16 categories. "The MassTLC Leadership Awards shine a spotlight on the vibrancy of the state's position as both a pioneer and leader in technologies that are fueling Massachusetts' economy and changing the world," said Tom Hopcroft, president and CEO of the Mass Technology Leadership Council. "Skyworks Solutions and David Aldrich are among the elite innovators from the Bay State's deep talent pool."

Veeco Ion Beam Deposition Technology Reaches Significant Milestone to Support EUV Commercialization Roadmap
September 16, 2014
Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO) announced today that its new Odyssey(TM) Ion Beam Deposition (IBD) Upgrade for the NEXUS® IBD-LDD(TM) System has repeatedly produced photomask blanks with zero deposition defects larger than 70 nanometers. This represents a significant milestone toward the manufacture of semiconductor devices with advanced extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. EUV mask blank defects are, as a practical matter, impossible to repair and can render a semiconductor device useless. Because of this, mask blank defects have been a key obstacle toward high volume manufacturing. Veeco's low-defect Odyssey IBD technology clears the way for further EUV manufacturing advancements for semiconductor devices.

Freescale's Highly Integrated Battery Cell Controller Helps Enable Functional Safety, Robustness and Affordability; New product balances measurement accuracy, scalability and high speed isolated communications for automotive and industrial battery management
September 16, 2014
(Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo) - Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today announced a highly integrated 14-cell lithium-ion battery cell controller for industrial and automotive applications, designed to cost effectively meet the stringent requirements for ASIL-C functional safety. Freescale's new MC33771 battery cell controller (Photo: Business Wire) With fourteen cell balancing transistors, a current sensor with ±0.5% accuracy from milliamps to kiloamps, and 2 Mbps communication transceiver interface integrated into a single 64-pin QFP package, Freescale's MC33771 battery cell controller and companion MC33664 isolated communications interface deliver robust, reliable performance for 48 V battery systems, enabling economical scalability beyond 1000 volts. The solution's built-in diagnostics help protect automotive and industrial battery packs against critical fault conditions, and its transformer coupled isolated high speed transceiver eliminates the need for expensive isolated CAN busses to meet ASIL-C requirements. Together, these features make the solution ideal for a broad range of automotive and industrial applications including 48 V battery packs, hybrid and electric cars, E-bikes and energy storage systems.

Skyworks' David Aldrich Named 2014 CEO of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council
September 16, 2014
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David J. Aldrich, was named the CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) during the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards. MassTLC is the region's leading technology association and network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC announced the winners during its 17th annual awards gala attended by more than 750 executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, as well as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, himself a recipient of the 2014 Commonwealth Award. Technology Leadership Award Winners were chosen from among the best of the region's tech industry in 16 categories. "The MassTLC Leadership Awards shine a spotlight on the vibrancy of the state's position as both a pioneer and leader in technologies that are fueling Massachusetts' economy and changing the world," said Tom Hopcroft, president and CEO of the Mass Technology Leadership Council. "Skyworks Solutions and David Aldrich are among the elite innovators from the Bay State's deep talent pool."

LightPointe Introduces Ultra Low Latency Wireless Bridge Capable of 2.5 Gbps Aggregated Capacity, and IEEE 1588 Network Synchronization Support; The Aire X-Stream FSO Solution Provides the World's Fastest Point-to-Point Backhaul Connectivity
September 16, 2014
LightPointe, the leading manufacturer of Gigabit capacity outdoor point-to-point data bridges, is now shipping the new Aire X-Stream FSO solution optimized for telecom networks, which due to the exponential growth of mobile data, video, and voice applications require extremely fast and reliable wireless backhaul infrastructure. The Aire X-Stream FSO is part of LightPointe's family of Ultra Low Latency (ULL) wireless bridges including 60 GHz and 70/80 GHz radios, and Free Space Optics laser links used to connect buildings or towers in Carrier and Enterprise networks where speed and synchronization are paramount to reliable communications. This is especially critical during call "hand off" when mobile users travel between cell sites, and to ensure overall voice and data transmission quality.

Phononic Unleashes the Power of Solid State Cooling and Heating for Laboratories, Research Centers and Medical Facilities; Rex Healthcare Agrees to Be First Hospital Testing Ground for Innovative Cooling Technology
September 16, 2014
Phononic, a consumer products company reinventing cooling and heating, today unveiled its innovative new family of refrigerators for laboratories, research centers and medical facilities. The company also announced that Rex Healthcare, a private, not-for-profit community hospital in the UNC Health Care system, will serve as the first testing ground for Phononic laboratory, research and medical refrigerators. Rex will test Phononic's refrigerators in its laboratory and blood services units. The partnership was facilitated by Rex Strategic Innovations, an initiative aimed at finding advances that improve health and the delivery of health care. "Protecting samples and reagents across the cold chain has long been a major challenge in medical facilities and laboratories, as well as a significant cost concern," said Steve Finch, Rex director of diagnostic services. "Conventional refrigeration technology can fail to cool uniformly or, worse, experience devastating power failures. We are excited about the potential of Phononic's refrigerators to mitigate these issues, providing uniform cooling with back-up capability. This gives us the assurance of knowing our samples will be protected under any circumstance, making these refrigerators an ideal choice."

Open-Silicon Speeds and Simplifies ASIC Development for 100G Networks; Complete 28Gbps SerDes Evaluation Platform With Board, Test Chip and Characterization Data
September 16, 2014
Open-Silicon today announced a 28Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) evaluation platform for ASIC development that will enable the rapid deployment of chips and systems for 100G networks. The platform includes a full board with packaged 28nm test chip, software and characterization data. The chip integrates a 28Gbps SerDes quad macro, using physical layer (PHY) IP from Semtech, and meets the compliance needs of the CEI-28G-VSR, CEI-25-LR and CEI-28G-SR specifications. "Silicon-proven IP, such as the advanced 28Gbps SerDes PHY developed by Semtech, is central to our success as a leading ASIC solutions supplier," said Taher Madraswala, president of Open-Silicon. "In selecting IP and IP partners, we take into account not only the overall functionality within the IP and its compatibility with other IP blocks, but also its interoperability within the ASIC tool flow and how reliably it can be manufactured in a high-volume process technology. The Semtech 28Gbps IP satisfies our stringent third-party IP requirements, and provides our ASIC customers with a reliable path to meeting the needs of 100G networks."

Vicor Corporation to Demonstrate the Versatility of the Power Component Design Methodology at Electronica 2014; Vicor to Participate at the Electronica Semiconductor Hall (A5 Booth 237); Live Onsite Forum Presentations to Address Power Design Trends and Strategies
September 16, 2014
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced its participation at Electronica 2014, the international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications hosted in Munich, Germany, November 11 - 14. At the event, Vicor will announce and exhibit the newest additions to its portfolio of power component products, spanning the complete power chain from the power source to point of load.


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