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Govt to invest $10 bn in semiconductor units in Gujarat, UP
March 27, 2015
The government will be investing $10 billion in the semiconductor manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing $400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor.

NXP, B.M. Holding and Digital China Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement for Shanghai Smart City Project; Official Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony Took Place in China Attended by the Dutch Prime Minister
March 27, 2015
SHANGHAI, China, March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese commercial real estate developer B.M. Holding Group and integrated IT service provider Digital China Holdings Ltd. The Memorandum officially establishes the parties as strategic partners in the construction of a large-scale "smart" business district in the center of Shanghai, incorporating innovative wireless networking technology. The long-term, comprehensive agreement will see NXP supply B.M. Holding with the latest in secure Internet of Things (IoT) technology. When construction completes on the new business district in 2017, it will represent a landmark complex that will help drive local economic development.

Advanced Line Scan Cameras Win Gold in Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards Program; Vision Systems Design presents Two Gold Awards for the Piranha4 Multispectral Camera and the Piranha XL 16k Camera at Automate 2015
March 27, 2015
Teledyne DALSA (NYSE:TDY), a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision components and solutions, announced today that its Piranha4 Multispectral camera and its Piranha XL 16k camera were recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. "On behalf of the Vision Systems Design Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate Teledyne DALSA on their Gold awards," said Vision Systems Design Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. "This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. The team at Teledyne DALSA should be very proud."

MRS Communications Publishes New Manufacturing Process from Stanford Which Could Yield Better Solar Cells, Faster Chips
March 27, 2015
The Materials Research Society issued the following news release: The upcoming issue of MRS Communications features a paper from Stanford researchers Garrett Hayes and Bruce Clemens who describe a new manufacturing process that could make gallium arsenide, a silicon alternative, more cost effective.

Mapper Lithography, a Portfolio Company of RUSNANO, Starts Production of Key Elements for a New Generation of Lithography Equipment
March 27, 2015


Government to Invest $10 Billion in the Chip Manufacturing Facilities Coming up in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
March 27, 2015
India, March 27 -- Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years. Addressing the first Indian Electronics Expo organized by Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) in New Delhi yesterday, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India Shri RS Sharma, revealed that the government would be investing US$ 10 billion in the chip manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing US$ 400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor. These are part of the initiatives that are under way to create an eco-system that lays focus on high ended innovation. A dedicated fund, known as Electronics Development Fund had been created to leverage the use of venture capital funds to promote more start-ups in the country, he added.

Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power
March 27, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued the following news release: In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.” Use of solar photovoltaics has been growing at a phenomenal rate: Worldwide installed capacity has seen sustained growth averaging 43 percent per year since 2000. To evaluate the prospects for sustaining such growth, the MIT researchers look at possible constraints on materials availability, and propose a system for evaluating the many competing approaches to improved solar-cell performance.

Govt to invest USD 10 bn in chip manufacturing facilities in Gujarat, UP
March 27, 2015
Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years.

Vishay Intertechnology Announces 'Super 12' Featured Products for 2015
March 26, 2015
Vishay Intertechnology issued the following news release: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its "Super 12" featured products for 2015. Each year, Vishay identifies a dozen key semiconductor and passive components featuring new and improved technologies that can significantly improve the performance of end products and systems. Vishay's Super 12 collection showcases the company's industry-leading capabilities in semiconductor and passive devices and provides a cross-section of Vishay's very broad product portfolio. The Super 12 products for 2015 are:

MESA Complex Starts Largest Production Series in Its History
March 25, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories issued the following news release: Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex. MESA's silicon fab in October began producing base wafers for Application-Specific Integrated Circuits for the B61-12 Life Extension Program, W88 Alteration 370 and W87 Mk21 Fuze Replacement nuclear weapons. Planning and preparation took years and involved more than 100 people.


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