Freescale's US DoD Ambitions will be Challenged by NXP Ownership, says Strategy Analytics; Alternate options needed for high power RF business to effectively target $140 billion defense sector opportunity
March 05, 2015
 NXP Semiconductors will buy Freescale Semiconductor and merge operations in a deal that will result in a combined company valued at over $40 billion. With a focus on consumer markets, Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service analysis of this acquisition recommends that the new entity consider alternate options for its high power RF (radio frequency) business if it is to effectively leverage the substantial semiconductor opportunity from global spending on defense systems that Freescale had started to target.

Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Market 2015 Global & Regional Market Analysis
March 05, 2015
DeepResearchReports.com have 2015 Global Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Industry research report of 199 pages providing a list of data tables and figures along with 27 company profiles, to its online business intelligence library. Global Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Industry is a professional and deep research report in this field. For overview analysis, the report introduces Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot basic information including definition, classification, application, industry chain structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. For international and China market analysis, the report analyzesSolar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Marketin China and other countries or regions (such as US, Europe, etc.) by presenting research on global products of different types and applications, developments and trends of market, technology, competitive landscape, and leading suppliers' and countries' 2010-2015 capacity, production, cost, price, profit, production value, and gross margin. For leading suppliers, related information is listed as products, customers, application, capacity, market position, and company contact information, etc. 2016-2021 forecast on capacity, production, cost, price, profit, production value, and gross margin for these markets are also included.

Eyelit's Integrated Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Selected by PerkinElmer for Life Sciences Applications
March 05, 2015
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 that PerkinElmer, Inc. has selected the Eyelit MES(TM) suite for use in its manufacturing facility, which produces life sciences products and technologies, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

1366 Technologies and Hanwah Q CELLSform Strategic Partnership to Develop and Commercialize Direct Wafer(TM) Technology; Partnership Reflects Joint Mission to Meet Global Demand for High-Performance, Low-Cost Photovoltaics
March 05, 2015
1366 TechnologiesandHanwha Q CELLS(NASDAQ:HQCL) today announced that they have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to jointly advance the efficiency and quality of solar cells while dramatically reducing their costs. The two companies will collaborate on the development of 1366's proprietary Direct Wafer(TM) Technology with the intent to commercialize and use Direct Wafers(TM) in Hanwha Q CELLS' world-renowned solar cells. Upon successful commercialization of the Direct Wafer(TM) Technology, the companies expect to expand the partnership. Among others, the potential options include the supply of Direct Wafers(TM) from 1366's manufacturing facilities to Hanwha Q CELLS.

Axcelis Announces Appointment Of Doug Moran As Vice President, Supply Chain; Charged with Driving Gross Margin Improvement Initiative
March 05, 2015
 Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, today announced the appointment of Doug Moran as vice president, supply chain. In this role, Doug will be responsible for overseeing the Company's complete supply chain and planning functions. 

Toshiba Starts Mass Production Shipment of 20-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor; - Realizes camera modules with height of 6 mm or less for smartphones and tablets -
March 05, 2015
Toshiba Corporation 's (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company has reinforced its line-up of BSI CMOS image sensors with the introduction of the "T4KA7", a new 20-megapixel(MP) device with an optical format of 1/2.4 inch.Mass production shipments start today. Toshiba: 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor "T4KA7" for smartphones and tablets (Photo: Business Wire)

Washington: Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorization in the People's Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd.
March 05, 2015
US Federal Register has published the following document: [Federal Register Volume 80, Number 43 (Thursday, March 5, 2015)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 11863-11865] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2015-05085] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security

Rating Action: Moody's assigns Baa1 rating to Lam Research's proposed debt issuance
March 05, 2015
Moody's Investors Service has issued the following press release: Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned a Baa1 rating to Lam Research's proposed senior unsecured debt offering and affirmed the existing Baa1 ratings. The rating outlook is stable. RATINGS RATIONALE

Japan : Nikon Corporation Received Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award
March 05, 2015
Nikon Corporation has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Nikon Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with semiconductor lithography systems for technology development and high volume manufacturing, deemed essential to Intel's success.

America II and Cliff Electronic Components Announce Global Distribution Agreement.
March 05, 2015
  St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2015   America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a global franchise distribution agreement with Cliff Electronic Components, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of components and connectors used in the audio, engineering, instrumentation, medical, lighting and vending industries.           "Last month, The Semiconductor Industry Association announced that our industry posted record sales in 2014," said Brian Ellison, president at America II Electronics. "With additional growth projected for this year, America II believes the global semiconductor market can reach $500 billion in the next five years. With that in mind, we believe it's reasonable for America II to be a $1 billion company within that same time frame. We have a business plan in place to help us attain that goal, and investments in our supply chain are a big part of our plan. Our partnership with Cliff is a step in that direction. Their product portfolio will further enhance our line card, allowing us to offer more complete solutions in essential markets and applications."             Under terms of the agreement, America II will have global distribution rights to Cliff's complete line of components including connectors, switches, fans and blowers, power modules, circuit protection, audio jacks, cords and cables, motors, and speakers.         "We're very excited to be working with America II," said John Hall, general manager at Cliff Electronic Components.


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