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USPTO ISSUES TRADEMARK: UNIQUIFY
October 22, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 22 -- The trademark UNIQUIFY (Reg. No. 4619634) was issued on Oct. 14 by the USPTO.

Cadence Introduces Automotive Functional Safety Verification Solution, Reducing ISO 26262 Compliance Preparation Effort by up to 50 Percent; Cadence Incisive platform enhanced with new fault injection verification management for functional safety compliance
October 22, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global design innovation, today introduced its new automotive functional safety verification solution, which reduces the effort required by automotive designers to prepare for ISO 26262 compliance by up to 50 percent. An expansion to the Cadence® Incisive® functional verification platform, the new fault injection and safety verification technologies help automotive engineers automate ISO 26262 compliance for traceability, safety verification and tool confidence level (TCL).

Semitech Debuts Single-Chip, Grid-Connected Signal Controller for IoT Applications; First Device to Integrate Standards-Based PLC Communication With Analog and PWM Controller for Micro Inverter and Smart Lighting Markets
October 22, 2014
Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of narrowband power line communication (N-PLC) solutions that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid, today announced its new SM2480. A single-chip, grid-connected signal controller, the SM2480 is ideal for solar inverters, smart lighting LED ballasts, home and building automation and other SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and grid-connected applications. The SM2480 integrates standards-based universal N-PLC with analog signal monitoring, control functions and peripherals -- making it the first chip in the world to offer all of the functions required for grid-connected micro inverter implementation. Integrating the connectivity function with the control functions significantly reduces the cost of a solar micro-inverter design, enabling a cost effective, power efficient and smaller system architecture, which is critical for the mass deployment of micro-inverter-based solar systems and smart ballasts.

DSP Group Delivers HD Voice and Home Automation Utilizing Qualcomm Internet Processor; DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq/ULE SoC Offers Simple Integration With Qualcomm(R) Internet Processors (IPQ806x), Providing Greater Networking Processing Power That Enables Gateways to Deliver Advanced Cordless Audio Capabilities, Home Automation and Control Functionality
October 22, 2014
LOS ALTOS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that its DCX81 DECT/CAT-iq/ULE (Ultra Low Energy) System on a Chip (SoC) can be integrated in gateways based on the Qualcomm® Internet Processor (IPQ806x) from Qualcomm Atheros Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The solution will enable delivery of advanced cordless telephony features like multi-line, multi-call and multi-handset with enhanced HD voice.

World record in data transmission with smart circuits
October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014 Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an attention-grabbing record. Tomorrow the results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.

-NXP Enables New Era in Cloud Services Security
October 22, 2014
ENP Newswire - 22 October 2014 Release date- 21102014 - San Jose, CA - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), global leader in secure technology and solutions, today announced a strategic deployment of FIDO U2F secure element ICs for accessing consumer cloud services.

Vermont: Gov. Shumlin, state and local officials, and business leaders address planned sale of Vermont IBM plant to GlobalFoundries
October 21, 2014
Office of Governor, The State of Vermont has issued the following news release: Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by business groups, employers, local officials, lawmakers and others to offer strong state partnership to GlobalFoundries. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor manufacturer today announced its intention to purchase IBM’s facilities in Vermont and continue operations and employment at the plant. GlobalFoundries said that manufacturing at the facility will continue, with robust demand supporting plant operations and employment. The announcement ends months of uncertainty about the fate of the plant due to IBM’s strategic realignment of its business away from silicon chip manufacturing.

Vermont: Gov. Shumlin, state and local officials, and business leaders address planned sale of Vermont IBM plant to GlobalFoundries
October 21, 2014
Office of Governor, The State of Vermont has issued the following news release: Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by business groups, employers, local officials, lawmakers and others to offer strong state partnership to GlobalFoundries. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor manufacturer today announced its intention to purchase IBM’s facilities in Vermont and continue operations and employment at the plant. GlobalFoundries said that manufacturing at the facility will continue, with robust demand supporting plant operations and employment. The announcement ends months of uncertainty about the fate of the plant due to IBM’s strategic realignment of its business away from silicon chip manufacturing.

Phoenix Semiconductor plans to reduce reliance on Samsung
October 21, 2014
SOUTH Korean firm Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Inc. said it will significantly reduce the reliance of its business from the global electronics giant Samsung as it will start taking orders from Japanese and American companies.

Vermont: Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement today on the planned sale of IBM Vermont facilities to GlobalFoundries
October 21, 2014
Office of Governor, The State of Vermont has issued the following news release: IBM announced this morning that it plans to sell its semiconductor production business, including its facilities in Vermont, to GlobalFoundries, a company with a strong track record of performance in semiconductor manufacturing. GlobalFoundries plans to maintain the workforce and continue operations in Vermont, good news for the talented Vermonters employed by the plant and for our whole state.


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