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GCL-Poly swings to USD-116m profit in H1 2014
August 28, 2014
(SeeNews Asia Pacific) - Aug 28, 2014 - Hong Kong-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd (HKG:3800) today reported a net profit of HKD 900.4 million (USD 116.2m/EUR 88m) for the first half of 2014, against a HKD-917.3-million loss a year back.

Skyworks Receives Diamond Supplier Award from Lenovo; Recognized for Unparalleled Support and Service; Highest Honor for Suppliers
August 28, 2014
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it received the Diamond Supplier Award from Lenovo for providing outstanding service and support. The award, which is the highest recognition Lenovo provides to suppliers, specifically recognizes Skyworks for being a strategic partner and playing an instrumental role in delivering low-cost, customized solutions supporting the company's recent product launches. Lenovo utilizes a variety of Skyworks front-end solutions including multimode, multiband power amplifiers, antenna switches, diodes and global positioning system devices. "Lenovo would like to thank Skyworks for their unparalleled support and service," said David Wang, vice president of procurement at Lenovo. "Over the past 10 years Skyworks has been a valuable partner, particularly as Lenovo has continued to diversify beyond the personal computer into smartphones, tablets and smart televisions. We value their leadership position, high performance devices and outstanding customer service - - - all of which are enabling us to deliver the best solutions to our customers and the Internet of Things market."

Renesas Electronics New R-Car V2H Device Offers High-Resolution Image Recognition for Safer Driver Assistance Systems in Conventional and Emerging Self-Driving Vehicles; Single-Chip Device Packs Company's Ground-Breaking Image Recognition Technology and Other Functions for High-Performance, Low Power, and Improved Safety
August 28, 2014
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), today announced the availability of its R-Car V2H, the company's newest system-on-a-chip (SoC) implementing state-of-the-art image recognition technology to support high-resolution surround viewing in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This is the first R-Car ADAS device from Renesas and includes additional functionality for higher performance, lower power, and improved safety in traditional and emerging self-driving vehicles.

National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) and Synopsys Enable Large-Scale Use of Synopsys' Galaxy Custom Designer Solution in an Educational Environment
August 28, 2014
-- Joint Master's Program Trains Analog/Mixed-Signal Engineers for Russia's Growing High-tech Industry National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced the addition of new courses to the Synopsys-MIET two-year master's program that will enable large-scale use of Synopsys' Galaxy Custom Designer® in an educational environment. With these additional courses, Synopsys-MIET master's program students will enhance their knowledge and skills to become highly qualified specialists ready to address the rapidly growing demand for analog/mixed-signal and custom chip design in Russia.

PowerFilm, Inc PowerFilm Announces Military Contracts
August 28, 2014


MEMS Industry Group Hosts 10th Annual MEMS Executive Congress US; Tech Business Leaders Explore MEMS and Sensors in Consumer, Environmental, Healthcare/Medical, Industrial Apps
August 28, 2014
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host MEMS Executive Congress(R) US 2014, the annual business conference and networking event for the MEMS and sensors industry, November 5-7, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ. Spanning environmental sensors for safe drinking water to personalized healthcare, cybersecurity for connected systems, and spectral imaging in wearable devices, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors enable human-machine interactions in unprecedented ways. "This year's MEMS Executive Congress US speakers reflect some of the most fascinating uses of MEMS and sensors in commercial applications," said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. "Ayasdi is tracking disease via smartphone. MoboSens uses a smartphone sensor to monitor nitrate in drinking water. VTT's microspectromers are likely to be used for skin cancer analysis, among many other uses. GE is advancing MRI. Wurldtech's technology protects critical infrastructure for oil and gas, smart grid and medical devices. And those are just a few of our speakers who will enlighten the C-level audience about maximizing the potential of MEMS and sensors -- the theme of this year's MEMS Executive Congress. Equally exciting, Congress attendees will also hear from entrepreneurs, academic innovators and one of the world's largest foundries, TSMC."

Sigma Designs Launches Enhanced SDK for 5th Generation Z-Wave(R) Chipset; New Features Reduce Time to Market for Developers
August 28, 2014
Sigma Designs(R) (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based set-top-boxes (STBs), today announced a new feature-rich SDK for its 500 Series chips and modules to further enhance Z-Wave's primary position in the rapidly growing wireless home control market. The Z-Wave installed base has over 25 million interoperable products from market-leading manufacturers world-wide who have adopted Z-Wave for its persistent laser focus on residential and light commercial device control, and its mature hardware and development tools. The 6.51.03 release of the SDK fully enables the advanced functionality found in Sigma Designs 500 Series SoC platform and includes:

-The Industry's First Foundry Business for MEMS Utilizing Thin-Film Piezoelectric Elements
August 28, 2014
ENP Newswire - 28 August 2014 Release date- 27082014 - Kyoto, Japan and Santa Clara, Calif. - ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry's first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs.

KLA-Tencor launches systems for 5D patterning control solution
August 28, 2014
Process control and yield management solutions provider KLA-Tencor Corp of Milpitas, CA, USA has introduced the WaferSight PWG patterned wafer geometry measurement system, the LMS IPRO6 reticle pattern placement metrology system, and the K-T Analyzer 9.0 advanced data analysis system. The three new products support KLA-Tencor's 5D patterning control solution, which addresses five elements of patterning process control — the three geometrical dimensions of device structures, time-to-results, and overall equipment efficiency. The 5D patterning control solution is being developed to drive optimal patterning results through the characterization, optimization and monitoring of processes inside and outside the lithography module. By combining these measurements with intelligent feedback and feed-forward process control loops, the solution can help chipmakers to obtain faster, more cost-effective ramps of multi-patterning, spacer pitch splitting and other advanced patterning technologies using existing process equipment, says the firm.

-Eyelit Releases a New Recipe Management System (RMS) Module to Improve Quality and Lower Manufacturing Costs
August 28, 2014
ENP Newswire - 28 August 2014 Release date- 27082014 - TORONTO - Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, life sciences, medical device, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today the general availability of the new Eyelit Manufacturing RMS module.


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