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UNL Engineers Demonstrate Solar Cell Material's Vast Potential
January 31, 2015
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln issued the following news release: A promising solar cell material is making big waves for its ability to harness the sun's energy as inexpensively and easily as current silicon-based solar technology. University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have discovered that it's even better than previously thought -- at least 3,000 times better. Fine-tuning this material -- a class of compounds with the same crystalline structure known as perovskites -- to better capture energy has advanced rapidly in just a few years. It now rivals silicon's 20 percent energy efficiency with the promise of even greater efficiency. Yet progress into determining what makes it so special has been slow.

UPDATE - INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation of the Board of Directors of Silicon Image Inc. Regarding the Fairness of the Sale of the Company to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
January 30, 2015
Levi & Korsinsky commences an investigation into the Board of Directors of Silicon Image Inc. ("Silicon Image" or "the Company") (NASDAQ:SIMG) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.

Diodes Incorporated Targets Chargers for Cell Phones and Portable Devices with Highly Efficient Synchronous Rectification Controller
January 30, 2015
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 APR343 synchronous rectification controller. This device addresses the need for a highly integrated, efficient and cost-effective solution for cell phone and similar portable electronic device chargers.

Firan Technology Group Corporation (FTG) Announces a Supply Contract With Shanghai Avionics Corporation (SAVIC) for Various Display Suite Control Panel Assemblies Used on the C919 Aircraft
January 30, 2015
Firan Technology Group Corporation ("FTG") (TSX:FTG), a leader in aerospace and defense electronics, announced today that they have signed a supply contract with SAVIC for the design, development, certification support and long-term production of various Control Panel Assemblies for the Display System on the new COMAC C919 aircraft. This contract replaces the Letter-of-Intent between FTG and SAVIC first announced in 2012. Under the terms of the contract, FTG will design, develop, manufacture and supply the Display Suite control panel assemblies. The design, development and initial manufacturing will be completed at FTG Aerospace - Toronto. SAVIC and FTG have agreed to share the cost of the design and development of the control panel products. The control panel assemblies incorporate advanced electronics and software that are integral to the overall Display Suite to be provided by SAVIC for the C919 aircraft. Volume manufacturing will be performed at FTG's facility in Tianjin, China. The contract covers a minimum of 1,440 production ship sets consisting of 9 control panel assemblies per set.

Ireland: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7)
January 30, 2015
Irish jobs has issued the following job vacancy: Graduate Process Technicians (level 6/7) Leinster £15000 - 25000 Fixed term contract Updated 30/01/2015 Human Resources

-NXP Semiconductors awarded D-PAS Certification
January 30, 2015
Eindhoven, Netherlands - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that its Integrated Circuit (IC) for secure card payments has been granted D-PAS certification by Discover Financial Services.

Intel Reveals Participation in Stampede Supercomputer Research at Texas Advanced Computing Center; TACC.
January 29, 2015
  (PRWEB) January 29, 2015         A recent release from Intel highlights the ways that the Intel(R) Parallel Computing Center on the TACC campus has contributed to far-reaching computation on the Stampede, one of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet. This collaboration has enabled extraordinary high-volume calculations for research projects around the world.       The document notes that Stampede, currently ranked seventh among the top 500 supercomputers in the world, runs million-thread applications, an unprecedented feat, with the help of Intel(R) Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. This allows Stampede to break large data workloads into smaller, components that can be solved simultaneously, in parallel. As a result, large-scale studies are able to reduce their computational time down significantly.         Research projects all over the globe are currently using Stampede's tremendous computational power, with 5000 scientists and engineers running simulations and extracting valuable information. The staff at TACC trains thousands of researchers in a wide band of disciplines to harness the Stampede and its Intel parallelization instruments.     The untapped potential of this technology cannot be understated; it not only condenses projects that would take years or decades, it also draws different fields of study together in a symbiotic alliance where different bodies of research can inform one another.

IQE renews wafer products supply contract
January 28, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: IQE plc, a manufacturer of semiconductor wafer products, has concluded the renegotiation of a long-term supply contract with an existing tier-1 customer for the supply of wafer products used in wireless applications.

ON Semi sees PHL as key site for investment
January 28, 2015
SEMICONDUCTORS supplier giant ON Semiconductor, spurred by the country's economic performance, has assured continued investments in the Philippines and underscored the country as a key site for investment.

In Silicon Valley, Automation Isn't Just for the Big Guys
January 01, 2015
FULL TEXT Rutomation, specifically linear pallet systems (LPS), enables manufacturers of all sizes to achieve higher throughput, superior quality and great finishes while using a minimum of operators and technicians. For Hi Tech Precision Machining Inc. (HTPMI; San Jose, CA), a 12-pallet LPS feeding a single horizontal machining center with a 14,000-rpm spindle is positioning the precision machining company located in the heart of Silicon Valley to better serve its current and potential customers in the medical, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries. Founded by Hiep Tran, CEO, in 1995, HTPMI has grown into a 20,000 ft2 (1858 m2) plant with 15 employees, running 11/2 shifts per day with annual sales in excess of $3 million. The ISO 13485 and ISO 9001:2008-certified company is ideally located to meet Tran's strategic growth plans as a turnkey precision contract manufacturer with a Class 100,000 clean room housing multiple CMMs and complete cable and component assembly.


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