Industry insiders unoptimistic about acquisition of AMD
January 29, 2015
Industry insiders unoptimistic about acquisition of AMD BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Recent market hearsay said a group of Chinese semiconductor companies would jointly buy the world's leading CPU maker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), but industry insiders were not optimistic about the acquisition, the Xinhua-run China Securities Journal reported on Thursday. An informed source told the newspaper that Chinese companies contacted the U.S.-based CPU maker indeed, but it was still difficult to realize the acquisition due to difficulties in the examination and approval by the U.S. government and the restructuring process after merger. Beijing Shenzhou Longxin Integrated Circuit Design Co., Ltd. is one of the Chinese semiconductor companies involved in the market hearsay. The company is a joint venture of China Academy of Sciences and Jiangsu Zongyi Co., Ltd. (600770.SH). The listing company's board secretary told the newspaper he had no idea about the acquisition. (Edited by Li Xiaoyu, Lixy@xinhua.org)

38.25% CAGR for Next Generation Memory Market To 2020 - New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com; ReportsnReports.com adds "Next Generation Memory Market by Technology (Nonvolatile memory (MRAM, FRAM, PCM, and RRAM), Volatile Memory and SRAM (Z-RAM and others)), Application & Geography - Global Forecast to 2013 - 2020" global research report to its store.
January 28, 2015
The global next generation memory market is witnessing a very high growth rate as the need for advanced high density memories that can cater to the needs of the ever evolving complex computing systems is increasing.Over the last decade, the need for highly scalable memory solutions with low power dissipation levels has triggered the demand for next generation memory technologies that can sustain very high data rates at relatively lesser power levels. Characteristics such as high write and read latency, high scalability, and high endurance levels, among others, make the emerging next generation memories welcome replacements for traditional non-volatile memories. The complete report is available athttp://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/209580-global-next-generation-memory-market-2012-2017-by-technology-dram-sram-flash-memory-memristor-magneto-resistive-ram-mram-phase-change-ram-pcram-ferroelectric-ram-application-geography.html. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150128/171915

ClassOne Acquires Microprocess Technologies Product Lines; SRD and SST Lines Provide Higher Performance, Lower Cost
January 28, 2015
 ClassOne Technology, the wet-chemistry semiconductor equipment manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of two complete product lines from Microprocess Technologies. Included in the acquisition are the Microprocess Spin Rinse Dryer (SRD) and Spray Solvent Tool (SST) families - which have become ClassOne's Trident(TM) SRD and SST lines. The news was jointly announced by Byron Exarcos, President of ClassOne, and Charles Brown, President of Microprocess Technologies. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150128/171986

Next-Generation Power Semiconductors: Markets, Materials, Technologies
January 28, 2015
The rapid growth of the power semiconductor market in recent years has been driven by the proliferation of computer and consumer electronics, such as desktop computers, notebooks, netbooks, smartphones, flat panel displays and portable media players that require sophisticated power management to improve power efficiency and extend battery life. The rapid growth of the power semiconductor market in recent years has been driven by the proliferation of computer and consumer electronics, such as desktop computers, notebooks, netbooks, smartphones, flat panel displays and portable media players that require sophisticated power management to improve power efficiency and extend battery life. The worldwide markets are analyzed and projected.

UPDATE - INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Commences an Investigation of the Board of Directors of Silicon Image Inc. In Connection With the Fairness of the Sale of the Company to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation -- SIMG
January 28, 2015
Levi & Korsinsky commences an investigation the Board of Directors of Silicon Image Inc. ("Silicon Image" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: SIMG) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.

Axcelis Announces Purion Platform Showcase At SEMICON Korea 2015; Powerful Platform Quickly Gaining Momentum in Advanced Planar and 3D Device Manufacturing
January 28, 2015
 Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that it will showcase its Purion(TM) Platform of ion implanters at SEMICON Korea 2015.  The event, one of the most important technology forums in the Asia Pacific region, is being held February 4-6, at the COEX Center in Seoul, Korea.  It will feature over 500 companies from 20 countries and is expected to draw over 45,000 attendees.

SEI Announces DASLR(TM) Precision Measurement Technologies for Utility IEDs
January 28, 2015
Integrated silicon and software solution includes DASLR technology, enabling OEMs to build intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) for the transmission and distribution grid  Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), the leader in ultra-precise measurement technologies essential to tomorrow's grids, has announced the availability of its DASLR precision measurement technologies.  DASLR sets the standard for IED performance parameters such as dynamic response, accuracy, speed, latency and resolution.  SEI embeds DASLR advanced measurement technologies in its silicon and software solution, and is immediately available for equipment manufacturers to purchase.  SEI's silicon and software solution with DASLR will establish a new standard of performance by which all IEDs will now be measured.

Media Alert: Advantest to Exhibit at SEMICON Korea in Seoul, South Korea February 4-6; Showcasing Broad Portfolio of Semiconductor Products, Technologies and Solutions
January 28, 2015
Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) will showcase its broad product portfolio, including its semiconductor test solutions, nanotechnology products, terahertz systems and CloudTesting(TM) Services at SEMICON Korea which will be held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea February 4-6, 2015 in booth number 1210 in Hall C.

Ireland: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7)
January 28, 2015
Northern Ireland Environment Link has issued the following news release: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7) Leinster £15000 - 25000 Fixed term contract Updated 28/01/2015 Human Resources

Lattice Semiconductor Shells Out $600 Million for Silicon Image
January 27, 2015
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. on Tuesday said it would acquire Silicon Image Inc. in a $600 million deal the companies said would create a more efficient chipmaker better able to pursue future growth. Terms of the deal call for Hillsboro, Ore.-based Lattice to pay $7.30 per share in cash for Silicon, a premium of 23.7% to the target's Monday close. Lattice said it expects to extract $32 million in annual synergies from the combination, which it said should immediate contribute to earnings per share. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Silicon is a maker of wired and wireless connectivity chips, including the near ubiquitous HDMI technology that connects high definition televisions to source components. Lattice also makes connectivity gear, and CEO Darin Billerbeck said that both companies would benefit from the creation of a one-stop-shop for the equipment.


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