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USPTO ISSUES TRADEMARK: UNIQUIFY
October 22, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 22 -- The trademark UNIQUIFY (Reg. No. 4619634) was issued on Oct. 14 by the USPTO.

Semitech Debuts Single-Chip, Grid-Connected Signal Controller for IoT Applications; First Device to Integrate Standards-Based PLC Communication With Analog and PWM Controller for Micro Inverter and Smart Lighting Markets
October 22, 2014
Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of narrowband power line communication (N-PLC) solutions that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid, today announced its new SM2480. A single-chip, grid-connected signal controller, the SM2480 is ideal for solar inverters, smart lighting LED ballasts, home and building automation and other SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and grid-connected applications. The SM2480 integrates standards-based universal N-PLC with analog signal monitoring, control functions and peripherals -- making it the first chip in the world to offer all of the functions required for grid-connected micro inverter implementation. Integrating the connectivity function with the control functions significantly reduces the cost of a solar micro-inverter design, enabling a cost effective, power efficient and smaller system architecture, which is critical for the mass deployment of micro-inverter-based solar systems and smart ballasts.

-NXP Enables New Era in Cloud Services Security
October 22, 2014
ENP Newswire - 22 October 2014 Release date- 21102014 - San Jose, CA - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), global leader in secure technology and solutions, today announced a strategic deployment of FIDO U2F secure element ICs for accessing consumer cloud services.

World record in data transmission with smart circuits
October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014 Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an attention-grabbing record. Tomorrow the results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.

EV Group Next-Gen Nanoimprint Lithography Technology Targets Photonics, LED And Bioengineered Device Production; SmartNIL(TM) large-area soft nanoimprint lithography process for high-volume manufacturing provides unmatched throughput and cost-of-ownership advantages over competing NIL approaches
October 21, 2014
 EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today introduced its SmartNIL(TM) large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process. Available on all EV Group NIL platforms, including mask aligners as well as the industry benchmark EVG®720 and newly available EVG®7200 UV-NIL systems, SmartNIL provides a low-cost, large-area and high-volume-manufacturing solution for a variety of advanced devices, including: Photonic-based devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers and photovoltaics Micro arrays and nano-devices for medical devices and bioengineered applications Advanced storage media, including newly emerging forms of non-volatile memory (NVM)

Vermont: Gov. Shumlin, state and local officials, and business leaders address planned sale of Vermont IBM plant to GlobalFoundries
October 21, 2014
Office of Governor, The State of Vermont has issued the following news release: Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by business groups, employers, local officials, lawmakers and others to offer strong state partnership to GlobalFoundries. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor manufacturer today announced its intention to purchase IBM’s facilities in Vermont and continue operations and employment at the plant. GlobalFoundries said that manufacturing at the facility will continue, with robust demand supporting plant operations and employment. The announcement ends months of uncertainty about the fate of the plant due to IBM’s strategic realignment of its business away from silicon chip manufacturing.

Vermont: Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement today on the planned sale of IBM Vermont facilities to GlobalFoundries
October 21, 2014
Office of Governor, The State of Vermont has issued the following news release: IBM announced this morning that it plans to sell its semiconductor production business, including its facilities in Vermont, to GlobalFoundries, a company with a strong track record of performance in semiconductor manufacturing. GlobalFoundries plans to maintain the workforce and continue operations in Vermont, good news for the talented Vermonters employed by the plant and for our whole state.

Vermont: Gov. Shumlin, state and local officials, and business leaders address planned sale of Vermont IBM plant to GlobalFoundries
October 21, 2014
Office of Governor, The State of Vermont has issued the following news release: Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by business groups, employers, local officials, lawmakers and others to offer strong state partnership to GlobalFoundries. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor manufacturer today announced its intention to purchase IBM’s facilities in Vermont and continue operations and employment at the plant. GlobalFoundries said that manufacturing at the facility will continue, with robust demand supporting plant operations and employment. The announcement ends months of uncertainty about the fate of the plant due to IBM’s strategic realignment of its business away from silicon chip manufacturing.

Phoenix Semiconductor plans to reduce reliance on Samsung
October 21, 2014
SOUTH Korean firm Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Inc. said it will significantly reduce the reliance of its business from the global electronics giant Samsung as it will start taking orders from Japanese and American companies.

NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS
October 03, 2014
FULL TEXT Israeli defense minister: Hamas has 20 percent of its weapons stockpile left Hamas has "around 20 percent of its rocket and mortar stockpile left" after Operation Protective Edge Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Sept. 29. According to Ya'alon, most of the rocket-manufacturing facilities in Gaza were destroyed during the operation, something that will "make it harder for Hamas and Islamic Jihad to return to their course of rearmament as they did after Operation Cast Lead (2008-2009) and Operation Pillar of Defense (2012)." Obama reiterates alliance with Israel, fighting anti-Semitism in Rosh Hashanah message


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