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ROTH Capital Partners to Host 5th Annual Semiconductor Corporate Access Day in San Francisco, Calif., on September 3, 2014; Event to Feature One-on-One/Group Meetings Between Institutional Investors and Senior Company Management Representing a Range of Small/Mid-Cap Semiconductor Companies
August 19, 2014
ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), www.roth.com , a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced it will host its 5th Annual Semiconductor Corporate Access Day on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. The event will give investors the opportunity to interact with senior management of a select group of companies representing a variety of small/mid-cap semiconductor companies focused on datacenter and next-gen telecom/network infrastructure stocks: AMCC, AAOI, CAVM, CODE, EZCH, GIG, MOSY, NPTN, and Sensor, IoT, smartphone, tablet stocks: ADNC, INVN, PXLW, QUIK.

STATS ChipPAC's fcCuBE Technology Surpasses 100 Million Unit Milestone; Reflects Strong Adoption in Mobile Applications With Accelerated Diversification in Consumer and Networking Markets
August 19, 2014
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP) (SGX: S24), a leading provider of advanced semiconductor packaging and test services, announced today that it has shipped over 100 million semiconductor packages with the Company's fcCuBE(R) technology, advanced flip chip packaging with fine pitch copper (Cu) column bumps, Bond-on-Lead (BOL) interconnection and enhanced assembly processes. fcCuBE(R) technology is well established in the mobile market with the most significant production volume to date in small chip scale packages where the performance, size and cost benefits successfully address customer requirements in smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. The compelling performance and cost advantages of fcCuBE are also accelerating the diversification of this advanced technology into large die packages for consumer and networking applications where very high performance, reliability and processing speeds are imperative.

Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs With Innovative Wide Input DC/DC Regulators Targeting Smart Grid and Industrial Applications; Contributes to Further Reduction of Power Supply Design Workload With the New On-Chip Functionalities Including Auto PFM and Battery Backup Functions
August 19, 2014
Renesas Electronics America, a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today expands its portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs, with innovative 16V input capable synchronous buck regulators that deliver up to 3A continuous current to loads at voltages as low as 0.8V. The new power supply ICs are ideal for systems requiring even lower power consumption in standby mode, and systems requiring backup power in case of power outage. The devices target applications in the industrial, office equipment, consumer, networking, smart grid, and other fields. By reducing the power supply design workload, the new devices lower power consumption and improve the compactness of the overall system for improved power efficiency and lower BOM cost. The new SimplePower Supply ICs are available in four series with different DC/DC converter output counts and output voltages. Battery backup functionality is availability in the: RAA23012X series, RAA23013X series, RAA23022X series, and the RAA23023X series. Each series comprises three product versions, for a total of 12 new devices.

Applied Optoelectronics to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
August 19, 2014
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the cable broadband, internet data center, and fiber-to-the-home markets, today announced that it will participate in two investor conferences in the month of September.

GSI Technology, Inc. Receives Unsolicited Acquisition Proposal
August 19, 2014
GSI Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIT) today announced that it has received from GigOptix, Inc. an unsolicited, non-binding and conditional proposal to acquire the company for per share consideration of $6.50 per share consisting of a combination of cash and GigOptix common stock.

MOSCOW August 19
August 19, 2014
- U.S. corporation Applied Materials has refused to supply equipment for the plant which will manufacture MRAM memory chips in Moscow, head of Russia's Rusnano corporation Anatoly Chubais said in an interview with Itar-Tass, to be published later on Tuesday.

ON Semiconductor closes Aptina Imaging purchase
August 19, 2014
19 August 2014 - US power-management chip manufacturer ON Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:ONNN) said it had completed its USD400m (EUR299) cash deal to acquire domestic CMOS image sensor technology specialist Aptina Imaging Corporation.

GigOptix Inc agreed to acquire GSI Technology Inc
August 19, 2014
GigOptix Inc proposed to acquire GSI Technology Inc for US$178.7 million in cash and stock. Under the terms, the bidder will pay US$2 cash per share, issue US$1.33 bidder common stock, and a special dividend of US$3.17 payable in cash. The acquisition would allow the bidder to lead the semiconductor devices distribution sector. Located in Sunnyvale, California, United States, GSI Technology Inc designs and markets static random access memory integrated circuits. The transaction, subject to the negotiation of a definitive merger agreement, and receipt of necessary board, stockholder and regulatory approvals, as well as completion of a due diligence review of GSI Technology, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014. The financial advisors in the deal include: Opus Bank for GigOptix Inc. The legal advisors in the deal include: Crowell & Moring LLP for GigOptix Inc.

Silicon Globalization and its Constraints
August 18, 2014
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation issued the following news release: In recent years, China and India have been pulling out all the stops in their efforts to incubate indigenous semiconductor fabrication and design industries. For example, last December, the Chinese announced investments of up to $16.5 billion to further develop indigenous semiconductor fabrication and design industries. India for its part has tried a combination of local content requirements and billions in incentives to jumpstart its semiconductor sector.

Compound Semiconductor Market Estimated to Reach $104.55 Billion in 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets.
August 15, 2014
  (PRWEB) August 16, 2014           According to a new market research report, "Compound Semiconductor Market by Type , Deposition Technology , Product, Application, and Geography-2020", the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.63% from 2014 to 2020 and reach $104.55 billion in 2020.         Browse 121 market data tables and 88 figures spread through 342 pages and in-depth TOC on "Compound Semiconductor Market" - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/compound-semiconductor-market-178858112.html.             Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/requestCustomization.asp?id=178858112.


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