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Silicon Image Announces New MHL® 3.0 Design Win in nubia's Flagship nubia Z7 Smartphone; MHL 3.0 Momentum Increasing with nubia Z7 First to Leverage MHL 3.0 Video and USB High Speed Data Channel
July 21, 2014
Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced a key MHL® 3.0 design win with nubia, a popular ZTE premium brand in China, for its flagship Z7 smartphone. Using Silicon Image's SiI8620 and SiI6031 MHL 3.0 chipset, the nubia Z7 is the first smartphone to implement simultaneous 4K UHD video and high speed data channel found in the latest MHL specification. The nubia Z7 is able to deliver immersive 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video and all USB functions, including data file transfers and human interface devices (HID), such as keyboard, mouse and touch, over its existing mobile device connector. "We are excited to see continued adoption of MHL 3.0 within the mobile marketplace," said David Kuo, senior director, mobile product marketing at Silicon Image. "As the first 4K smartphone made by a China brand, the nubia Z7 is well positioned to deliver pristine mobile 4K to DTV entertainment and gaming in China, the largest consumer of 4K DTVs in the world."

Dongbu HiTek Unveils Low-Voltage BCDMOS Process for Efficient Power Management in Smart Phones and Tablet Computers; Korean foundry's specialized BCDMOS at the 0.13-micron node enables industry's lowest on-resistance and minimal leakage current in Power Management ICs
July 21, 2014
Dongbu HiTek today announced the immediate availability of a Low Voltage BCDMOS Process (BD130LV) at the 0.13-micron node that is ideally suited for implementing the main Power Management IC (PMIC) for smart phones and tablet computers.

Vishay Intertechnology to Showcase Efficiency and Reliability With Leading Technologies at Techno-Frontier 2014 in Japan
July 21, 2014
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it will be exhibiting its latest semiconductors and passive components in booth 1C-205 at Power System Japan, a focused exhibition on power systems at Techno-Frontier 2014, being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from July 23 to 25, 2014. A component solutions provider for connectivity, mobility, and sustainability, Vishay will highlight industry-leading innovations - including passive components, diodes, power MOSFETs, and optoelectronics - that provide increased efficiency and reliability for a wide range of applications. To address the increasing demands associated with automotive designs, specifically in powertrain and hybrid vehicle applications, Vishay Siliconix will showcase its low-profile, high-power-density AEC-Q101-qualified SQ Series MOSFETs in a wide range of packages. Optimized for automotive excellence, SQ Series devices are produced using a special process flow in fabrication and assembly to reduce defects. Featuring low on-resistance n- and p-channel TrenchFET® technologies, the MOSFETs are rated for a maximum junction temperature of +175 °C and offer a rugged silicon design. Also featured will be Vishay Siliconix DrMOS solutions and analog switches.

Semiconductor Research Corporation and Silicon Cloud International Team to Globally Advance Integrated Circuit Design Education and Research; New Joint Program to Focus on Increasing the Quantity of Integrated Circuit Designers in University Systems Worldwide
July 21, 2014
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and Silicon Cloud International (SCI) are launching a new program aimed at globally advancing integrated circuit (IC) design education and research.

Best-in-Class Rad-Hard Devices from STMicroelectronics Boast Qualification for Use in US Projects; New JANSR+ 100krad low-dose-rate transistors offer superior performance for space and other radiative environments
July 21, 2014
Geneva, Switzerland, July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that it has added to its available JANS / JANSR1 products a range of DLA (Defense Logistics Agency)-qualified JANSR bipolar transistors with additional up-screening at the recent Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) in Paris. Best-in-class radiation hardness makes ST's new transistors ideal for aerospace and Hi-Rel systems, including satellites, as well as nuclear physics and medical applications. ST has supported European aerospace applications since 1977, having been qualified by the European Space Agency since the Agency's inception. It continues to lead the performance enhancement of rad-hard products, as demonstrated with the current launch.

XMOS Adds Bosch, Huawei and Xilinx as Strategic Investors to Complete $26M Investment Round
July 21, 2014
XMOS Ltd. the fabless semiconductor company and leader in intelligent multicore microcontrollers, has today announced the completion of a $26.2m Series-D investment round, adding Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH of Germany, Huawei Technologies, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider and Xilinx Inc. from the USA as strategic investors in the company, alongside existing financial investors that include: Amadeus Capital Partners, DFJ Esprit, and Foundation Capital. XMOS will use the new funding to extend its market leadership in multicore technology for embedded applications by expanding customer support and accelerating new product development.

Lattice ECP5 Family Adoption Grows as New Member Delivers Unprecedented Performance in the Smallest Package; Over 100 Early Access Customers Already in Progress With Lattice Diamond Design Tool, Development Boards, Soft IP and Reference Designs
July 21, 2014
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) is delivering unprecedented performance in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions with the newest member of its new ECP5(TM) family, the LFE5UM-85, available today along with the Lattice Diamond(R) design tool, development boards, soft IP library, reference designs and hardware demonstrations.

Ingram Micro Adds New IBM Solution Demo Center; Distributor's State-of-the-Art Solution Center Now Features Complete Portfolio of IBM Hardware and Software Products and Solutions
July 21, 2014
Building on the success of its IBM relationship, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its East Coast Solution Center in Buffalo, New York now features a dedicated IBM solution demonstration area. Purpose-built to spotlight the latest IBM hardware, software and customizable solution sets, the new demonstration area empowers Ingram Micro channel partners to drive new and greater growth and margin opportunities with IBM. "Ingram Micro's new IBM Solution Demo Center is a valuable resource that channel partners can use for hands-on and remote training and education, as well as cross-selling and up-selling clients and prospects on new IBM technologies and advanced solutions," says Jason Hernandez, director, Advanced Computing Division, Ingram Micro.

Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network)
July 18, 2014
http://www.abnnewswire.net/rss2/menafn/abn_menafn_en.aspInvestor and industrial consumption of silver has advanced at a healthy pace in 2014, reflected in the silver price increasing 5 percent as of July 15 from the beginning of the year. Building on an impressive 2013, investors continued to boost silver holdings in the first half of 2014. Silver exchange traded funds (ETF) backed by physical silver added 7.0 million ounces (Moz) of silver bullion through June; in contrast, gold ETF holdings dipped by 1.4 Moz ounces over the same time period. Globally, silver bullion coin sales are up 4.5 percent through the 1st quarter of 2014, according to precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS.

Automotive semiconductor market size to exceed USD41 bln by 2021, report
June 12, 2014
Automotive semiconductor market size to exceed USD41 bln by 2021, report The market size of automotive semiconductors in the world is expected to exceed 41 billion US dollars by 2021, China Securities Journal quoted a report of Strategy Analytics as saying on Thursday.


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