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Monolithic Power Systems® Signs Avnet Memec as its Pan-European Value-added Distributor
July 21, 2014
 Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company and leading global technology distributor, announced the formation of a pan-European value-added distribution agreement. With the new partnership, Avnet Memec is chartered with sales and value-added support for the extensive MPS product portfolio that includes DC/DC and AC/DC converters, LED drivers, battery chargers, motor drivers, and other advanced analog devices throughout Europe.

Silicon Image Announces New MHL® 3.0 Design Win in nubia's Flagship nubia Z7 Smartphone; MHL 3.0 Momentum Increasing with nubia Z7 First to Leverage MHL 3.0 Video and USB High Speed Data Channel
July 21, 2014
Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced a key MHL® 3.0 design win with nubia, a popular ZTE premium brand in China, for its flagship Z7 smartphone. Using Silicon Image's SiI8620 and SiI6031 MHL 3.0 chipset, the nubia Z7 is the first smartphone to implement simultaneous 4K UHD video and high speed data channel found in the latest MHL specification. The nubia Z7 is able to deliver immersive 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video and all USB functions, including data file transfers and human interface devices (HID), such as keyboard, mouse and touch, over its existing mobile device connector. "We are excited to see continued adoption of MHL 3.0 within the mobile marketplace," said David Kuo, senior director, mobile product marketing at Silicon Image. "As the first 4K smartphone made by a China brand, the nubia Z7 is well positioned to deliver pristine mobile 4K to DTV entertainment and gaming in China, the largest consumer of 4K DTVs in the world."

GaAs Bulk Substrate Market Sees Further Revenue Contraction in 2013 says Strategy Analytics; Challenging Times Ahead for Substrate Manufacturers: Freiberger Compound Materials (FCM), AXT, Sumitomo and Dowa
July 21, 2014
Despite strong growth in the GaAs device market, GaAs bulk substrate manufacturers saw both production and revenues decline for the second straight year.  The recently released Strategy Analytics Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) spreadsheet model and Forecast and Outlook report, Semi-Insulating GaAs Bulk Substrate Markets: 2013-2018 forecasts that new mobile architectures, competing technologies and flattening GaAs device growth rates will result in further declines in the total available market (TAM) for GaAs bulk substrates.

Dongbu HiTek Unveils Low-Voltage BCDMOS Process for Efficient Power Management in Smart Phones and Tablet Computers; Korean foundry's specialized BCDMOS at the 0.13-micron node enables industry's lowest on-resistance and minimal leakage current in Power Management ICs
July 21, 2014
Dongbu HiTek today announced the immediate availability of a Low Voltage BCDMOS Process (BD130LV) at the 0.13-micron node that is ideally suited for implementing the main Power Management IC (PMIC) for smart phones and tablet computers.

Vishay Intertechnology to Showcase Efficiency and Reliability With Leading Technologies at Techno-Frontier 2014 in Japan
July 21, 2014
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it will be exhibiting its latest semiconductors and passive components in booth 1C-205 at Power System Japan, a focused exhibition on power systems at Techno-Frontier 2014, being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from July 23 to 25, 2014. A component solutions provider for connectivity, mobility, and sustainability, Vishay will highlight industry-leading innovations - including passive components, diodes, power MOSFETs, and optoelectronics - that provide increased efficiency and reliability for a wide range of applications. To address the increasing demands associated with automotive designs, specifically in powertrain and hybrid vehicle applications, Vishay Siliconix will showcase its low-profile, high-power-density AEC-Q101-qualified SQ Series MOSFETs in a wide range of packages. Optimized for automotive excellence, SQ Series devices are produced using a special process flow in fabrication and assembly to reduce defects. Featuring low on-resistance n- and p-channel TrenchFET® technologies, the MOSFETs are rated for a maximum junction temperature of +175 °C and offer a rugged silicon design. Also featured will be Vishay Siliconix DrMOS solutions and analog switches.

Global Handset Semiconductor Trends Industry
July 21, 2014
Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Handset Semiconductor Trends Industry https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2052161/Global-Handset-Semiconductor-Trends-Industry.html The report analyzes and presents an overview of Handset Semiconductors market worldwide. "A semiconductor is a solid substance having an electrical conductivity between that of an insulator and most metals. Semiconductors are widely used as essential components for fabricating various types of solid-state electronics, including analog and digital integrated circuits, quantum dots, light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and transistors." Supported with 2 market data table, the report provides a review of market trends, growth drivers, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. In addition, major companies operating in the Handset Semiconductors arena worldwide including Analogix Semiconductor Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd., Infineon Technologies AG, MediaTek Inc., Nordic Semiconductor ASA, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Spreadtrum Communications Inc., TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., Vishay Intertechnology Inc., and others are profiled.

Cavium and Quortus Enable Unique LTE RAN and EPC on Single Chip for Portable Applications; Deployment-proven Evolved Packet Core (EPC) turns a Cavium OCTEON Fusion® Small Cell into a fully functional, highly portable, standalone mobile network
July 21, 2014
 Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, and Quortus, the company transforming core network functionality into edge-based applications, today announced a partnership to embed Quortus' software Evolved Packet Core (EPC) on Cavium's OCTEON Fusion family of System-on-Chip (SoC) processors for small cell base stations. The combination of Cavium's  OCTEON Fusion processors, LTE stack software and low power, low cost eNodeB designs with Quortus' highly efficient, fully featured EPC software turns small cells into extremely-portable, standalone rapidly-deployable mobile networks for site-specific uses such as public safety, emergency services and military applications. This allows the private network to operate without any connection to a remote centralized core enabling new deployment paradigms.

GT Advanced Technologies Analyst Report; The Future Isn't Quite Crystal Clear by BrokerBank Securities, Inc.
July 21, 2014
GT Advanced Technology (NASDAQ: GTAT) The markets for LEDs, smart phones, and solar panels are all multi-billion dollar opportunities with accelerating growth. Each of these markets is driving demand for specialized crystals such as polysilicon, photovoltaic, and sapphire crystals. Polysilicon is a material consisting of small silicon crystals, and is used in the manufacture of semiconductors, solar cells, and other thin-film devices. Photovoltaics is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into electricity using semiconductors.  Sapphire crystals are the second hardest substance known to man, and are used in dental, medical device, specialty optical applications, and watch crystals.

Hathway Selects Broadcom Technology to Deliver High Speed Broadband Services to Subscribers throughout India; India's First DOCSIS 3.0 Deployment Meets Growing Consumer Demand for Streaming High Definition Content to Multiple Devices
July 21, 2014
 Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its DOCSIS® 3.0-based chipset is powering new high-speed broadband for Hathway Cable and Telecom, India's largest cable broadband service provider. Broadcom's DOCSIS 3.0 chipsets enable cable operators such as Hathway to economically and reliably expand services to support high value interactive applications, such as on-demand programming, for both residential and commercial customers. For more news, visit Broadcom'sNewsroom. Optimized to meet growing subscriber demand for high speed broadband and streaming of HD content to multiple devices, Hathway is the first multi-system operator to launch a DOCSIS 3.0 network in India capable of transmitting high speed data at speeds greater than 300 megabits per second (Mbps). Operators are currently upgrading to DOCSIS 3.0-based broadband gateways with 85 percent revenue growth in 2013 alone, according to industry analyst firm Infonetics.1

Semiconductor Research Corporation and Silicon Cloud International Team to Globally Advance Integrated Circuit Design Education and Research; New Joint Program to Focus on Increasing the Quantity of Integrated Circuit Designers in University Systems Worldwide
July 21, 2014
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and Silicon Cloud International (SCI) are launching a new program aimed at globally advancing integrated circuit (IC) design education and research.


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