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FORM 8-K: TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR FILES CURRENT REPORT
November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., Hillsboro, Ore., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 24. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware Item 8.01 Other Events. On November 24, 2014, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. issued a press release, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

SummitView Capital launches $1.7 bln fund
November 25, 2014
SummitView Capital has launched a $1.7 billion private equity fund with the Shanghai government. The focus is on China’s semiconductor market. The pool’s anchor investors include the Shanghai Science & Technology Investment Corp., Shanghai Jiading Investment Management Corp. and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.

MAXLINEAR REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP CORPORATE CONTROLLER SCARPULLA (California)
November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- MaxLinear Inc. (MXL), Carlsbad, Calif., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP and Corporate Controller Justin Scarpulla, Carlsbad.

ON Semiconductor Adds Member to Board
November 25, 2014
ON Semiconductor said that Paul A. Mascarenas has joined its Board of Directors. According to a release, the Board also appointed Mascarenas to its Science and Technology Committee.

The Push for Electronics Manufacturing
November 25, 2014
"28 million new jobs can be created in the electronics manufacturing sector in the country,says Dr Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, DeitY, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India. In conversation with Express Computer Team India produces less than 5% of its electronics needs. What steps is the government taking to ensure that the nation? electronics requirements can be met through domestic manufacturing?

EE Times-China survey indicates rapid advancement in mainland China's fabless industry; With use of 28nm or below process technologies for digital ICs quadrupling YOY
November 24, 2014
EE Times-China, a leading electronic engineering title ofGlobal Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) joint venture subsidiary, eMedia Asia Limited, has revealed the results of its 13th annual China IC Design Survey and seventh IC Design Awards. Survey findings show marked improvement in the fabless industry's design capability: 29 percent of respondent companies utilize cutting-edge 28nm or below process technologies for digital IC designs, more than quadrupling from 7 percent in 2013. For analog and mixed-signal ICs, the use of sophisticated 0.18μm or below technologies has also increased substantially to 51 and 60 percent, respectively (2013: 44 and 43 percent, respectively). Brandon Smith, Publisher of EE Times-China, said: "The semiconductor industry is a strategic sector supported by the Chinese government, and we have seen continual growth in the scale of local fabless companies. In this year's Survey, 34 percent reported annual sales of more than US$50 million, a welcomed increase from 22 percent last year. The average workforce has also substantially expanded from 194 to 263, and the number of IC designers from 109 to 160. While the typical fabless still lags behind the world's top players in scale, the leading mainland China IC design companies already see annual sales of more than US$1 billion."

NXP Semiconductors to buy Quintic's BTLE business
November 24, 2014
MANAVIGATOR-November 24, 2014-NXP Semiconductors to buy Quintic's BTLE business 24 November 2014 - Dutch semiconductor company NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that it has agreed to acquire the wearable and Bluetooth low energy (BTLE) unit of US wireless connectivity and control solutions provider Quintic.

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR Tiny Wafers Bring Taiwan Semiconductor Big Opportunity
November 24, 2014
Inside Taiwan Semiconductor's fabrication -- or "fab" -- clean rooms pressurized with filtered air, technicians don white coveralls to control the level of contamination as they braid transistors by the billions into tiny slivers of silicon. The end product: computer chips. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing employs some 40,500 workers and operates on a foundry business model that Chairman Morris Chang pioneered in 1987. Taiwan Semiconductor is expected to generate $25.1 billion in revenue this year, with earnings per share excluding items of $1.68, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. If the forecast holds true, revenue will jump about 25% from last year. The company's long-term revenue trajectory has gone from $1.5 billion in 1997 to more than $20 billion in 2013.

New Brochure from Metago Highlights ASTRO File Manager with Cloud.
November 23, 2014
  (PRWEB) November 23, 2014         A new publication from the makers of the ASTRO File Manager with Cloud application describes its time-saving features now that it is optimized for Intel(R) Atom™ processor-based Android* tablets.

Nekki Publishes New Brochure Featuring Vector App.
November 23, 2014
  (PRWEB) November 23, 2014         The team at Nekki has released a two-page brochure detailing the optimization of its arcade-style gaming app, Vector, for Android* devices. The exciting game of escape can now be accessed and enjoyed by a larger base of mobile device users.           The piece highlights the productive collaboration between Nekki and Intel(R) that has allowed Vector to be available on Intel(R) Atom™ Processor-based tablets for Android*, the perfect platform for this game of escape. Players run, vault, slide, and climb using extraordinary techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour, all while being chased by "Big Brother." With over 40 challenging levels, the game is quick to learn but challenging to master. The brochure elaborates on all features and benefits Android* users can expect on the powerful device.         Vector's astoundingly lifelike moves are fast-paced and crisp on Android*, and players can enjoy this action-packed game anytime they need an escape. As an Intel(R) Software Partner, Nekki experiences the benefits of the portfolio of technical and support services within the Intel(R) Developer Zone.         About Nekki           Nekki is a Japanese term that literally translates into "the energy of passion," and it is this passion for the thing we love that unites us.


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