MILITARY Semiconductor Devices Sought by Defense Logistics Agency
January 24, 2015
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia, has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (SPE4A515Q1083) for semiconductor devices to be delivered to Defense Distribution Depot, Hill, Utah. It was posted on Jan. 22 with a response date of Feb. 5. 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 150124-mv-805121 30VitinMar

RnR Market Research Releases Silicon Carbide Industry China and Global Market Analysis
January 24, 2015
RnR Market Research adds latest Silicon Carbide industry research reports on to its store that says China's silicon carbide market capacity utilization rate is expected to rise in the next few years. According to a company release, as a major producer and exporter of silicon carbide, China contributes about 80 percent to the global silicon carbide capacity. In 2013, China exported 286,800 tons of silicon carbide after the abolition of the export quota system, up 73.8 percent year on year. From January to November of 2014, China's silicon carbide export volume amounted to 289,800 tons. In 2014, there were more than 200 silicon carbide smelting enterprises in China with the annual capacity of over 2.20 million tons, including over 1.20 million tons of green silicon carbide and about 1 million tons of black silicon carbide. However, the rapid capacity expansion in the previous two years and the sluggish photovoltaic industry (one of main downstream sectors) led to a low capacity utilization rate. As the photovoltaic industry warms up as well as refractories, ceramics, LED and other industries grow steadily, China's silicon carbide capacity utilization rate is expected to rise.

January 23, 2015
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Jan. 23 -- The University of Arkansas issued the following news release: Jin Zhang of the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present a seminar at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in CHEM 144. He will discuss novel optical properties of nanomaterials for energy conversion, sensing and biomedical applications.

Blue Jeans Primetime Panel at Sundance Film Festival -- Making Movies More Than Film: Marketing to the Modern Audience
January 23, 2015
Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video collaboration services, will be hosting and broadcasting an interactive panel on Jan. 28 in order to bring great minds together on the topic of marketing film to the modern viewer. Fueled by the demand for a new level of audience engagement and interactivity, the expert panel will have the chance to discuss how the marketing landscape has evolved, the complexity of today's entertainment space, and what we can expect to see in film marketing and distribution.

United States : Molex and Credo to Demonstrate 50 Gbps NRZ live serial traffic at DesignCon 2015
January 23, 2015
Molex Incorporated and Credo Semiconductor, Milpitas, CA, announced they will be demonstrating 50 Gbps NRZ live serial traffic at the upcoming DesignCon 2015, to be held Jan. 27-30 in Santa Clara, Calif. The demonstration will take place in Molex booth 619. The companies will use a high speed copper cable to demonstrate, for the first time, 50 Gbps NRZ live serial traffic on the zQSFP+ form factor.

New funding to create manufacturing hub for nano-engineering
January 23, 2015
University of Bath, UK Government has issued the following news release: The Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant of £2.65 million will fund equipment and researchers to develop advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered semiconductors, particularly the III-nitrides.

Fab Operators
January 23, 2015
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following job release: Job Summary Location San Jose, CA 95134 Industries Electronics, Components, and Semiconductor Mfg Job Type Full Time Temporary/​Contract/​Project Education Level Unspecified Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Salary 10.​30 - 17.​00 $ /​hour Job Reference Code US1421DT_166391​11

US Contract Notice: Defense Logistics Agency Issues Solicitation for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE"
January 23, 2015
Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations Officer has issued requirement for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE." Solicitation no. SPM7M113UC550 Posted on: January 23, 2015

Gartner: Samsung and Apple were top semiconductor customers in 2014
January 23, 2015
Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing a combined semiconductor demand of 17 per cent, according to Gartner. Samsung Electronics and Apple together consumed $57.9 billion ( 51 billion) of semiconductors in 2014, an increase of $3.9 billion from 2013. This means the two smartphone giants have topped the semiconductor consumption table for four consecutive years and their decisions have considerable technology and pricing implications for the whole semiconductor industry. However, Gartner noted that while Samsung kept its position as the largest customer of semiconductor chip vendors, its growth rate in 2014 was lower than the global semiconductor market's growth, in part because the Korean vendor has struggled in the smartphone market.

Infineon and United Microelectronics extend manufacturing partnership
January 19, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Infineon Technologies AG, a provider of semiconductor and system solutions, and United Microelectronics Corporation, a semiconductor foundry, have announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.


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