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Eyelit Inc. Releases Advanced Dispatching for its Manufacturing Execution System (MES); Eyelit Advanced Dispatching(TM) improves decision-making, quality, throughput, and on-time deliveries
February 26, 2015
Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, life sciences, medical device, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today the general release of its new Eyelit Advanced Dispatching(TM) module. Eyelit's dynamic dispatching module extends the capabilities of Eyelit MES(TM) with configurable sequencing rules, filters, conditions, and display of rendering schemes to prioritize material processing at each step of a manufacturing process. The real-time conditions are evaluated for each work order, lot and batch when an operator or automation requests the system to advise which material should be processed next at a specific unit of equipment or workstation.

SK Telecom and Broadcom Enable First 4G LTE Small Cells with Carrier Aggregation Features; Innovative 4G LTE Small Cells Deliver Seamless Mobile Experience
February 26, 2015
 Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that SK Telecom, Korea's largest telecommunications company, has selected Broadcom's latestsmall cell system-on-chip (SoC) deviceswith carrier aggregation technology to enhance its high-speed 4G LTE services. By leveraging Broadcom's advanced small cell SoC features, SK Telecom can significantly increase overall throughput and extend network coverage and capacity. Broadcom will showcase its innovations for the mobile and carrier ecosystem at  Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5. For more news, visit Broadcom'sNewsroom. By integrating Broadcom's BCM61765 SoCs, SK Telecom will be the first to deploy LTE small cells capable of aggregating two non-contiguous bands, thus increasing bandwidth and data throughout its LTE network. The company completed verification of its Broadcom-enabled small cells using its commercial LTE network this quarter and plans to deploy its enterprise network solutions later this year.

New Vishay Intertechnology Integrated UV Light Sensor Features Filtron(TM) UV Technology for High Sensitivity and Linearity; Device Offers Excellent Temperature Compensation in Compact 2.35 mm by 1.8 mm by 1.0 mm Package
February 26, 2015
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new integrated ultraviolet (UV) light sensor featuring Filtron(TM) UV technology for high UV sensitivity and linearity. Designed to convert solar UV light intensity to digital data in consumer, medical, and industrial applications, the Vishay Semiconductors VEML6070 incorporates a photo-pin-diode and signal processing IC in a compact 2.35 mm by 1.8 mm by 1.0 mm surface-mount package while offering an I²C bus interface for simple operation.

3W Stereo Class-D Audio Amplifier from Diodes Incorporated Drives Bridge-Tied Stereo Speakers or Class-AB Headphones
February 26, 2015
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today introduced the PAM8009. This device is a 3W stereo class-D audio amplifier and class-AB headphone driver well-suited for the LCD monitor, all-in-one PC, and video projector markets. Featuring power limit technology for speaker protection and an advanced DC volume control for precise 64-step gain adjustment, this amplifier minimizes external components to achieve a highly integrated solution in compact 20-pin QFN or 24-pin SOP packages.

Renesas Electronics Wins Design News' Coveted 2015 Golden Mousetrap Award for Its Groundbreaking RX64M Microcontroller Group
February 26, 2015
Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that the RX64M Group of microcontrollers (MCUs) was selected as the winner of Design News' prestigious Golden Mousetrap Award in the Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing category. The RX64M Group of MCUs provide a peripheral-rich, high-end MCU solution for applications that require higher performance, on-chip memory and lower power. The RX64M devices combine class-leading power efficiency and high performance with the largest flash and SRAM together to date in a 32-bit general purpose MCU - 4 MB of flash and 512 KB of SRAM.

ON Semiconductor Demonstrates Low-Light Enabled Fast Auto Focus Technology; Innovative CMOS image sensor pixel technology accelerates auto focus performance in smartphone applications while operating in challenging low-light conditions.
February 26, 2015
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficient innovations, has successfully demonstrated its second generation Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF) technology featuring a unique pixel micro-lens technology that enables fast focus at 25 Lux light levels. This unique technology has been successfully implemented on a 13 megapixel (MP) test chip with 1.1 micron (µm) pixels and will be utilized in a new product introduction for mobile end-market customers later this year.

New IDT Wireless Power Chipset Untethers Tablets and Phablets; The P9240 Transmitter and P9022A Receiver Bring Wireless Charging Capabilities to Medium-Sized Electronic Devices
February 26, 2015
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. ( IDT ®) (NASDAQ:IDTI) today introduced a wireless power chipset designed to untether medium-sized electronic devices such as tablets and phablets. Complying with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) medium-power specification for magnetic induction charging, the P9240 transmitter and P9022A receiver operate together to deliver 10 W of power. The chips join the award-winning portfolio of IDT wireless power semiconductors already designed into smart phones, wearables, charging stations, furniture and accessories. The P9240 is a highly compact transmitter supporting up to 15 W of power transfer. Featuring an integrated 32-bit ARM ® Cortex® M0 processor, the transmitter's high level of integration means a minimal number of external components are required, reducing engineering efforts and board space. The chip is housed in a compact 5-millimeter-by-5-millimeter package.

Toshiba Launches 8 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor for Smartphones and Tablets; - The world's smallest class for 8M pixel chip, plus lower power consumption -
February 26, 2015
Toshiba Corporation 's (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today started mass production shipments of "T4KA3", an 8-megapixel BSI[1] CMOS image sensor. Toshiba: new 8-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor "T4KA3" for smartphones and tablets. (Photo: Business Wire) The sensor has a new low power circuit design that cuts power consumption to 46% that of Toshiba's current 8MP sensors [2] , and a chip size that puts it in the smallest class for 8MP sensors.[3] The small chip size will realize smaller camera modules; 6.5mm square, for example, which is suitable for front-facing camera. In addition, 8MP output at 30fps is possible using MIPI® [4] 2 Lanes.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Joins the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
February 26, 2015
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (TAIEX:2311, NYSE:ASX) announced today that it has joined the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), the world's largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for the businesses, people, and communities who collectively contribute to the manufacture of electronic devices around the world. ASE's membership further represents the Company's resolve to align and work with suppliers and partners that share similar values regarding sustainability.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Joins the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
February 26, 2015
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (TAIEX:2311, NYSE:ASX) announced today that it has joined the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), the world's largest industry coalition committed to creating shared value for the businesses, people, and communities who collectively contribute to the manufacture of electronic devices around the world. ASE's membership further represents the Company's resolve to align and work with suppliers and partners that share similar values regarding sustainability.


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