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Global Semiconductor Market Outlook 2020
December 18, 2014
The global semiconductor market has been experiencing a stimulating growth in recent times despite the industry suffering from a decline in revenue due to the economic downturn in 2010. Advancement in technology, emergences of mobile devices and consumer electronics, and new application areas are further expected to lead the global semiconductor market in the coming years. Although intense competition, pricing pressure and product life cycle & cost hamper the growth of semiconductor market, it is anticipated that the global semiconductor market will sustain positive growth in the coming years.

Vishay Intertechnology Automotive-Grade PIN Photodiodes Deliver 7.5 mm² Sensitive Area in Low-Profile Packages; AEC-Q101-Qualified, Surface-Mount Devices Offer High Reverse Light Current to 48 µA and Low Dark Current of 2 nA
December 18, 2014
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new automotive-grade high-speed silicon PIN photodiodes in top-view, surface-mount packages measuring 5 mm by 4 mm by 0.9 mm. Offering a large sensitive area of 7.5 mm², the Vishay Semiconductors VEMD5010X01 and VEMD5110X01 provide high radiant sensitivity with a reverse light current of 48 µA and a very low dark current of 2 nA for automotive, industrial, and medical applications.

LED Driver from Diodes Offers High E-Transformer Compatibility in Non-Dimmable MR16 Lamp Design
December 18, 2014
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today introduced the AL8820 LED driver converter. This device is a compact, two-stage, boost/buck non-dimmable MR16 lamp design solution that is simultaneously characterized by high power factor, low total harmonic distortion (THD) and low-output current ripple. For example, in a 6W MR16 application, the device operates flicker-free with most common LED lighting transformers at a power factor of 0.9 and THD of 30%.

TowerJazz to Present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York
December 18, 2014
TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Russell Ellwanger, will present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference.

Montage Technology Receives 2014 GSA Award for Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company
December 18, 2014
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Montage Technology, a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets, today announced that it received the 2014 Award for Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company achieving up to $500 million in annual sales by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Montage was presented with the award on December 11th at the GSA Annual Awards Dinner Celebration. The GSA Award recognizes semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision, strategy and future opportunities in the industry. To determine the winner, the GSA evaluated the financial health and overall performance of public fabless and IDM semiconductor companies and analyzed numerous financial metrics as well as their respective rates of change or year-over-year improvement. Montage was named the best financially managed semiconductor company among its peers based on a number of financial metrics, including but not limited to growth rates, margins, cash flow, profitability ratios, efficiency ratios and return on capital.

NXP to Showcase the Future of Secure Connected Devices at CES 2015; NXP Announces Its Agenda for CES 2015 Focusing on Secure Connections for a Smarter World Across IoT, Connected Car, Portable and Wearables, and Security
December 18, 2014
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) ? co-inventor of NFC and a global leader in enabling secure connections for smart devices in the home, car, payments, health and more ? announced today it will showcase its latest innovations at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas between January 6 ? 9. In addition to demonstrations that will showcase the future of consumer electronics in the connected car, Internet of Things, portable and wearable devices and security, NXP will also be taking part in the speaking program at the event.

Photo Release -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces New 40V 0.99mOhm MOSFET in a DFN5x6 Package; Ultra-Low on-Resistance and Robust Switching Performance Enable More Compact Power Designs
December 18, 2014
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq:AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of AON6590, the flagship device in its new 40V medium voltage portfolio. The AON6590 is designed to address a wide range of applications including primary-side and secondary-side switching in telecom and industrial DC/DC converters, secondary-side synchronous rectification in DC/DC and AC/DC converters, as well as POL modules for telecom systems.

Nordic Semiconductor IPv6 Over Bluetooth Smart Protocol Stack for nRF51 Series SoCs Enables Small, Low Cost, Ultra-Low Power Internet of Things Applications
December 18, 2014
Now available for download, the nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit (SDK) is a complete IPv6-ready Internet Protocol Suite for Nordic's market-leading nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs. The SDK enables native and interoperable IP-based connectivity between a Bluetooth Smart 'thing' and a cloud service. It also enables Bluetooth Smart to be used in large, distributed, cloud-connected, heterogeneous networks such as home, industrial, and enterprise automation       (Photo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141218/721236)

Synapse Design to Moderate "Evolve or Die" Technical Panel
December 18, 2014
Where: Storage Visions Conference 2015 The Rivera Hotel, Las Vegas - January 4-5, 2015 When: January 4, from 4:00-5:00p

BeyondStudio IDE for NXP ZigBee IoT Solutions Provides Breakthrough in Programming Experience
December 18, 2014
Highlights: - BeyondStudio revolutionizes the JN516x software development experience, matching or exceeding competing products in ease of use, productivity and code quality - Enables source level debugging through JTAG using Beyond Debug Key -Achieves 15% code size reduction in JenNet-IP Mono bulb application -Better code quality for JN516x results in performance improvement of 19% in Dhrystone and 22% in CoreMark


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