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Indosolar soars on inking Wafer Supply pact with Osung LST; Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility
January 30, 2015
Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility Indosolar is currently trading at Rs. 15.63, up by 0.55 points or 3.65% from its previous closing of Rs. 15.08 on the BSE.

Indosolar inks Wafer Supply pact with Osung LST; Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility
January 30, 2015
Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility

Freescale Semiconductor Issues 4Q and Full-Year 2014 Results
January 30, 2015
Freescale Semiconductor reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2014. "Freescale continues to make consistent progress in gaining market share, improving profitability and improving our capital structure," said Gregg Lowe, president and CEO. "Our revenues grew 11 percent over the prior year and all indications are that we gained market share in 2014. Gross margins improved over the prior year and our adjusted earnings per share grew more than three times compared to the prior year. Our end market exposure, margin and earnings momentum position us well for another solid performance in 2015." In a release on January 27, the Company noted that fourth quarter and full-year highlights include:

Robbins Arroyo Says Purchase of Silicon Image by Lattice Semiconductor May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests
January 30, 2015
Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo are investigating the proposed acquisition of Silicon Image by Lattice Semiconductor. According to a release from Robbins Arroyo, on January 27, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Lattice Semiconductor will acquire Silicon Image in an all-cash tender offer of $7.30 for each share of Silicon Image common stock.

Broadcom Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
January 29, 2015
 Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced it will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share to holders of the Company's common stock. The $0.14 dividend was declared by the Board of Directors on January 28, 2015 and will be paid on March 2, 2015 to holders of record of the Company's Class A and Class B common stock at the close of business on February 13, 2015.  

Toshiba Microcontrollers Target Home Appliances And Factory Automation Systems; High-efficiency devices enable simultaneous single-chip control of two DC brushless motors
January 29, 2015
 Toshiba America Electronic Components,Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today added two new devices to its TX04 series of microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the high-performance ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor. The TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG are designed for high-efficiency operation in home appliances, factory automation systems and industrial applications.

CyberOptics Announces New ReticleSense Airborne Particle Sensor Quartz; Quartz Housing Designed to be Compatible with ASML, Nikon and Canon Scanners in Semiconductor Fabs
January 29, 2015
SEMICON Korea -- CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE), a leading global developer and manufacturer of high precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will announce its new addition to the ReticleSense® wireless measurement portfolio at SEMICON Korea in Booth #1857 at COEX, from Feb. 4 - 6, 2015. The new ReticleSense Airborne Particle Sensor Quartz (APSRQ) has a quartz housing for use in semiconductor tools that handle quartz reticles. The technology inside is the same CyberOptics particle sensor technology widely used by equipment OEMs and fabs worldwide that improves yields and tool uptime. Designed and developed specifically for use with scanners in the semiconductor fabs, the ReticleSense APSRQ has all of the necessary alignment marks and bar codes for compatibility with ASML, Nikon and Canon scanners. The APSRQ can be loaded directly into a scanner just like a quartz reticle and travel the entire reticle path to detect in real-time when and where particles occur.

WiSpry and SkyeTek Release World's First RF MEMS-Tuned UHF RFID Antenna; SkyeModule Nova UHF RFID Module Leverages WiSpry Tunable RF Technology to Improve Tag Read Range and Save Energy
January 29, 2015
WiSpry, Inc., the leader in high-performance tunable radio frequency micromechanical (RF MEMS) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced that SkyeTek, Inc. has leveraged the company's adaptive antenna tuning technology to develop the first RF MEMS-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. The compact SkyeModuleTM Nova features WiSpry's RF MEMS products, automatically correcting impedance mismatches between the reader and the antenna.

Govt reconstitutes panel for promoting semiconductor wafer fabrication
January 29, 2015
The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the reconstitution of the empowered committee to promote semiconductor wafer fabrication (FAB) projects, with Dr VK Saraswat, former director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and chief scientific advisor to the defence minister and a member of recently-constituted NITI Aayog, as its chairman.

Bangalore-based Graphene Semiconductor raises $800K from Karnataka govt's VC fund KARSEMVEN
January 29, 2015
KARSEMVEN was launched in 2014 with a corpus of Rs 96.15 crore. Bangalore-based firm Graphene Semiconductor Services Pvt Ltd, which provides product development and sustenance services to global customers in the semiconductor and soft-internet protocol (IP) business space, has raised Rs 4.95 crore (around $800K) in seed funding from state government-owned VC fund, Karnataka Semiconductor Venture Capital Fund (KARSEMVEN).


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