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Semi-Pac forms Semiconductor Packaging Team
August 01, 2014
SUNNYVALE, USA: Semi-Pac has formed the Semiconductor Packaging Team to provide deep semiconductor packaging expertise from prototype through volume production. This level of expertise is usually available only within large semiconductor companies.

Materials matter - enabling future of IC fabrication and packaging
August 01, 2014
SAN JOSE, USA: The SEMI Strategic Materials Conference, held September 30-October 1 in Santa Clara, Calif., will examine the drivers for new materials and how they impact material suppliers and the value chain they serve.

IC suppliers shift strategies to counter decline in DSCs
August 01, 2014
USA: Almost as quickly as they took over, stand-alone digital cameras are now being displaced by camera-equipped cellphones, which have improved significantly in picture-taking quality and, more importantly, can immediately send copies of electronic photos by e-mail or post them on the Internet.

Ultra Pure Sulfuric Acid Market worth $ 290.2 Million by 2019
August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 The report "Ultra Pure Sulfuric Acid Market by Grade (PPT & PPB), Application (semiconductors & pharmaceuticals), and Geography - Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019" defines and segments the ultra pure sulfuric acid (UPS) market with an analysis and forecast of values of grades such as (ppt and ppb) individually. Along with this, the values of materials by application such as semiconductors and pharmaceuticals and geography are also discussed.

Peregrine Semiconductor Unveils High-Isolation, Multi-Throw Switches
August 01, 2014
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. reported the introduction of the UltraCMOS PE42442 and the PE42452 high-isolation, multi-throw switches.

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: ProFunds Semiconductor UltraSector ProFund; Service, T Rowe Price Global Tech Fund, ProFunds Technology UltraSector ProFund; Investor, Fidelity Select Electronics Portfolio and USAA Science and Technology Fund
July 31, 2014
 Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the ProFunds Semiconductor UltraSector ProFund; Service (SMPSX-Free Report), T Rowe Price Global Tech Fund (PRGTX-Free Report), ProFunds Technology UltraSector ProFund; Investor (TEPIX-Free Report), Fidelity Select Electronics Portfolio (FSELX-Free Report) and USAA Science and Technology Fund (USSCX-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations.Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free.

GigOptix Introduces Its Newest GNSS RF Receiver with Dual-Mode, High Linearity, and Low Power Consumption
July 31, 2014
GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG ), a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, Cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks, today announced sample availability of its newest global navigation satellite system (GNSS) RF Receiver for Road, Maritime, Agriculture and Surveying applications. This device is expected to be one of several RF focused products the Company will bring to market over the next few quarters stemming from the recently acquired Tahoe RF Semiconductor, now called the GigOptix-Auburn RF Design Center after its integration into GigOptix earlier this month.

Skyworks Receives Mexico's Technology and Innovation Award; First Company to be Recognized in Two Categories in the Same Year
July 31, 2014
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it received the National Technology and Innovation (PNTi) award from Mexico in two categories: Technology Management and Process Innovation. The PNTi is one of four awards given by Mexico's federal government to businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to innovation and technology that make them more productive and competitive globally. Skyworks was recognized for its management systems, continuous improvement, best practices and intellectual property development. Chairman and CEO David J. Aldrich congratulates Mexicali employees. (Photo: Business Wire)

Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor Announce Strategic Partnership; The companies have entered into i) a foundry services agreement under which Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor, and ii) a definitive agreement pursuant to which ON Semiconductor will become a minority shareholder of Fujitsu's 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan;
July 31, 2014
Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ) today announced that they have entered into a foundry services agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor at its 8-inch front-endsemiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan.Initial production of wafers is expected to begin within a year from today, and ON Semiconductor will have the opportunity to access additional capacity in the Aizu-Wakamatsu fab in the future. To build a stronger partnership, the two companies have also entered into a definitive agreement under which ON Semiconductor will obtain a 10 percent ownership interest in a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include Fujitsu's 8-inch Aizu-Wakamatsu fab.The consideration to be paid by ON Semiconductor for this minority interest will be ¥700 million (approximately $7 million).The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014 or in early 2015, subject to certain regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Cypress CFO Thad Trent to Address Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum on August 11; Presentation to be Webcast on Cypress Website at www.cypress.com/investors
July 31, 2014
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Thad Trent will discuss Cypress's business and strategic outlook at the 16th Annual Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum on August 11. The presentation will be held at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time.


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