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MILITARY Semiconductor Devices Sought by Defense Logistics Agency
October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia, has issued a pre-solicitation notice (SPE4A5-15-R-0116) for semiconductor devices. It was posted on Oct. 27 with a response date of Dec. 12. For more information about Targeted News Service contract awards please contact: Myron Struck, Editor, Direct: 703/866-4708, Cell: 703/304-1897, Myron@targetednews.com 30BautistaJude 141030-mv-783339 30VitinMar

STMicroelectronics Introduces World's Smallest Integrated 6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit; Automotive-telematics and navigation-sensor leader keeps motor vehicles on track
October 30, 2014
GENEVA, Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics(NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, the world's top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile[1] as well as automotive applications[2], today announced the industry's smallest 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) qualified for Automotive applications with low-noise and improved output resolution. The tiny ASM330LXH IMU is ideal for in-dash car-navigation solutions that require accurate and reliable inertial sensors to optimize positioning and direction, even in the absence of a strong GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) signal. Weak or intermittent satellite signals are common in urban areas, tunnels, and parking garages, where direct visibility of the satellites may be blocked. Multi-axis gyroscopes and accelerometers, like the 6-axis ASM330LXH, empower sophisticated Dead Reckoning software algorithms that calculate current position from a previously determined location updated by time, acceleration, and change of direction. The new device also targets on-board units for electronic road tolling and other vehicle telematics systems.

REMINDER - MEDIA ALERT: ProPlus Design Solutions to Participate in ICCAD Workshop Titled, "TCAD to EDA"; Lianfeng Yang to Present "SPICE Modeling Challenges, Solutions and Its Impact to Advanced IC Designs"
October 30, 2014
WHO: Dr. Lianfeng Yang, vice president of marketing at ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc., the SPICE modeling solutions leader and provider of the first giga-scale SPICE simulator and unique Design-for-Yield (DFY) solutions

W Resources PLC Strong Trenching Exploration -4-
October 30, 2014
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IQE PLC Iqe Plc : $1.1m Contract Win For Infrared Division
October 30, 2014
IQE plc Cardiff, UK. 30 October 2014: IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services, has agreed a long term supply contract for its world leading infrared materials with a leading global semiconductor manufacturer. The new order, which is worth approximately $1.1m over the next twelve months, represents the largest single purchase order for indium antimonide (InSb) products manufactured by IQE Infrared's UK substrate manufacturing business unit.

MIDA TO WOO MORE IC PACKAGING FIRMS
October 30, 2014
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) plans to attract more foreign and local integrated circuit (IC) design houses that focus on producing IC packaging, given its positive potential in the global market.

AMD appoints senior vice president and general manager of EESC business group
October 29, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., or AMD, a semiconductor company, has appointed Forrest Norrod as senior vice president and general manager of its Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom, or EESC, business group.

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules
October 29, 2014
A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isn't far off when your cell phone may depend on it. Two recent papers emphasize the point by demonstrating complementary approaches to fine-tuning the key step: depositing thin films of a uniquely designed polymer on a template so that it self-assembles into neat, precise, even rows of alternating composition just 10 or so nanometers wide.

Getsolarprices.co.uk Expressed Thrill in Ali Javeys Discover of a Cheaper Way to Manufacture Solar Cells
October 29, 2014
A professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California at Berkely discovered something that could be a game changer for solar cells. The study conducted by Ali Javey found a new way to produce the most efficient and most powerful type of solar cells that could potentially be a less costly way. The said innovation is bound to create a cheaper way of manufacturing better-performing semiconductors that are as cheap as the conventional ones.

Taiwanese Chip Maker MediaTek Inc. Opens a San Diego Office
September 29, 2014
FULL TEXT MediaTek Inc., the wireless communications chip maker based in Taiwan, celebrated the opening of its San Diego office with a party and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 24. The business has leased space at the Seaview Corporate Center at 10188 Telesis Court in Sorrento Mesa.


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