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2nd LD Writethru: Infineon to acquire Int'l Rectifier for 3 bln dollars
August 20, 2014
German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon is about to acquire the American power management technology company International Rectifier Corporation for 3 billion dollars in cash, Infineon announced on Wednesday evening.

Infineon plans to buy In't Rectifier for 3 bln dollars
August 20, 2014
German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon planned to buy the American power management technology company International Rectifier for 3 billion U.S. dollars, Infineon announced on Wednesday evening. The Board of International Rectifier in California has already agreed with the deal. If the antitrust authorities agree, the deal should be completed at the end of this year or early next year.

MediaTek Launches R&D Center in Bengaluru
August 20, 2014
- MediaTek to invest over US$200million into India driving robust expansion plans for the Super-mid market  MediaTek today announced the establishment of a new Research & Development (R&D) facility in Bengaluru, India. The new R&D facility will focus on developing innovative and inclusive solutions for wireless communications and establish MediaTek's presence in other core segments such as connectivity and home entertainment devices, further enhancing the company's leadership in the Super-mid market.

MediaTek Launches R&D Center in Bengaluru; MediaTek to invest over US$200million into India driving robust expansion plans for the Super-mid market
August 20, 2014
 MediaTek today announced the establishment of a new Research & Development (R&D) facility in Bengaluru, India. The new R&D facility will focus on developing innovative and inclusive solutions for wireless communications and establish MediaTek's presence in other core segments such as connectivity and home entertainment devices, further enhancing the company's leadership in the Super-mid market.

Market Chatter: Semiconductor Shares on Watch Amid Report of Imminent $2 Bln Infineon Technologies AG Acquisiton
August 20, 2014
Semiconductor stocks could see some action on Wednesday after Bloomberg reported that Infineon Technologies AG is nearing an agreement to acquire a U.S.- based semiconductor company for about $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced as early as Wednesday, the people said, asking not to be named because the negotiations are private. The talks could still fall apart, they said. Takeover targets in the industry include Power Integrations (POWI), Fairchild Semiconductor International (FSC) and Semtech Corp. (SMTC), Bloomberg News reported last month. All of those stocks are flat in pre-market trade, so far. Price: 57.21, Change: , Percent Change:

Granting of the Bunawan Exploration Permit EP 033 XIII
August 20, 2014
RTG MINING INC ("RTG-T") - Granting of the Bunawan Exploration Permit EP-033-XIII The Board of RTG Mining Inc. ("RTG", "the Company") is pleased to announce the granting of Exploration Permit EP-033-XIII for the Bunawan Project in the Philippines. The granted EP covers an area of 677 hectares in the Rosario area in Agusan del Sur, Mindanao (see Figure 1) and is in a similar geological setting as the adjacent high grade Co-O mine held by Medusa Mining Limited. Highlights of the approved EP area include: //st Previous site investigation programs over the area including detailed mapping, rock chip sampling, a ground magnetic survey and stream sediment sampling have identified several highly prospective areas and walk up drill targets including Mahunoc, Imbudo and Baleleng (see Figure 2).

Inspur Selects Micron as Leading Memory Provider for Server Portfolio; Micron's 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM Delivers a Low-Power, High-Density Memory Solution for a Wide Range of Inspur's High-Performance and Cloud-Computing Products
August 20, 2014
BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) and Inspur Group today announced that Micron's 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM components will be used in a wide range of Inspur's computing products. This announcement follows Micron's July 11 introduction of the industry's first monolithic 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM, based on the company's latest-generation 25nm DRAM manufacturing process. The 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM is the newest addition to Micron's portfolio of advanced memory and storage solutions and will be used by Inspur to deliver high-performance, power-efficient servers targeted at cloud data centers and high-performance computing applications. Inspur will begin integrating Micron's components in their 2U rack products in early 2015 and will start volume shipments shortly thereafter.

Orbit International Receives Orders Totaling Approximately $770,000
August 20, 2014
Orbit International Corp. (NASDAQ: ORBT), an electronics manufacturer and software solutions provider, today announced that its Power and Electronics Groups received follow-on orders totaling approximately $770,000. Orbit's Power Group, through its Behlman Electronics, Inc. subsidiary ('Behlman") received a follow-on order for approximately $550,000 for a COTS power supply used in a U.S. Naval anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting system. Deliveries are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2015 and be completed in the third quarter of 2015. Behlman has received orders for this application since 1999 and expects to receive additional orders for these units through at least 2016. Orbit's Electronics Group, through its Integrated Combat Systems, Inc. ("ICS") subsidiary, received a follow-on production order from a U.S Naval Procurement Agency valued at approximately $220,000 for its MK 110 Signal Data Converter ("SDC"). In April 2012, ICS received a base contract award valued in excess of $5,758,000 for MK 110 SDC prototype and production units. All prototype units have been delivered and this latest order represents a follow-on production award with delivery due by the fourth quarter of 2014. Additional orders for the remainder of this contract could total approximately $2,750,000 over the next four years.

ON Semiconductor acquires Aptina Imaging
August 20, 2014
ON Semiconductor Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of power management semiconductor components, has acquired Aptina Imaging Corporation, an imaging-solutions company that provides a range of image sensor products, for approximately $400 million in cash. Both the companies are based in the US. Announcement (June 9, 2014): ON Semiconductor has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aptina. Currently, private equity firms Riverwood Capital LLC and TPG Capital, L.P. owns a majority stake in Aptina. The acquisition will be funded by available cash on ON Semiconductor's balance sheet and its existing revolver credit facility. Aptina generated revenues of approximately $532 million for the year ended May 29, 2014. Morgan Stanley is acting as financial advisor to Aptina Imaging, while Morrison & Foerster, LLP is acting as legal advisor to ON Semiconductor on the transaction. The transaction has been approved by ON Semiconductor's and Aptina's boards of directors and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2014.

Aptina Imaging acquired by ON Semiconductor
August 20, 2014
Aptina Imaging Corporation, an imaging-solutions company that provides a range of image sensor products, has been acquired by ON Semiconductor Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of power management semiconductor components, for approximately $400 million in cash. Both the companies are based in the US. Announcement (June 9, 2014): Aptina has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by ON Semiconductor. Currently, private equity firms Riverwood Capital LLC and TPG Capital, L.P. owns a majority stake in Aptina. The acquisition will be funded by available cash on ON Semiconductor's balance sheet and its existing revolver credit facility. Aptina generated revenues of approximately $532 million for the year ended May 29, 2014. Morgan Stanley is acting as financial advisor to Aptina Imaging, while Morrison & Foerster, LLP is acting as legal advisor to ON Semiconductor on the transaction. The transaction has been approved by ON Semiconductor's and Aptina's boards of directors and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2014.


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