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Ultratech Announces Participation in September Conferences
August 27, 2014
Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) a leading supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), today announced that it will present at the following conferences:

MACOM to Showcase Industry Leading 12G-SDI Portfolio for 4K Video at Booth 8.C01 (Hall 8) at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands; 12G-SDI Chipset allows for 4K Video at 60 Frames-Per-Second on a single link
August 27, 2014
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for broadcast video infrastructure, today announced that it will host a series of live demonstrations highlighting its newest 12G-SDI chipset in booth 8.C01 (Hall 8) during IBC 2014 from September 12-16, 2014 at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands. With the proliferation of 4K capable displays, content providers are looking to maximize consumer's visual experience by providing higher resolution 4K content. This increase in resolution means that more data needs to be transmitted. MACOM has dramatically improved the communication of 4K content with its introduction of 12G-SDI. This innovation is a material improvement over multiple 3G SDI streams, enabling a user friendly; lower cost, lower power, and higher density solution that will allow stunning content in 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. 12G-SDI is the latest data rate in the evolution of the SDI standard and is required in order to support 4K video resolutions at 60 frames per second over a single coaxial cable, or optical fiber.

Renesas Electronics Announces New 40 nm RH850/C1x Series of Microcontrollers for HEV/EV Motor Control Applications; Integrated R/D Converter(s) and Enhanced Motor Control Peripherals Enable Higher Efficiency in Single or Dual Motor Control Systems;
August 27, 2014
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the new RH850/C1x Series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), designed for motor control in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). Based on Renesas Electronics' 40-nanometer (nm) process, the RH850/C1x Series features the RH850/C1H and RH850/C1M MCUs, which enable embedded designers to enhance efficiency, reduce system costs, and achieve higher safety levels for HEV/EV motor control systems. "Awareness of the vehicle's environmental footprint is increasing, and HEV/EV designers are seeking ways to deliver even better performance, which requires new and more precise motor control systems," said Amrit Vivekanand, vice president of automotive, Renesas Electronics America Inc. "The Renesas RH850/C1x MCU series integrates large flash memory capacity, robust motor control peripherals, and single/dual motor control options needed to support the required fine-grained motor control and functional safety for next-generation HEVs and EVs."

Freescale Cuts the Cords with Introduction of Programmable Wireless Charging Solutions; Highly flexible offerings enable exceptional design freedom and differentiation for automotive and consumer deployments
August 27, 2014
Freescale Semiconductor today introduced a range of fully programmable wireless charging ICs and reference designs targeting automotive and consumer applications. The new Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi-certified transmit controller ICs and reference designs are fully qualified and available now. As feature-rich, power-hungry mobile devices rapidly proliferate, the need to charge anywhere grows imperative. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average American's daily work commute time to be about 50 minutes, and more consumers are bringing their mobile lives into the car expecting the same options as the home for charging and connectivity - thereby fueling demand for in-vehicle wireless charging. Meanwhile, new wireless charging system deployments in offices, hotels, airports and other public spaces are driving demand for highly flexible solutions that allow for innovative, highly customizable implementations. Freescale is addressing these needs by providing differentiated wireless charging solutions to meet the needs of both automotive and consumer applications.

IDT to Showcase DDR4, RapidIO, Power and Signal Integrity Technologies at Intel Developer Forum 2014; IDT Demos Will Show How the Semiconductor Company Helps Develop Complete Ecosystems
August 27, 2014
Integrated Device Technology, Inc.( IDT ®) (NASDAQ:IDTI) today announced that it will showcase its leading DDR4 memory interface technology and other key products at Intel Developer Forum 2014, Sept. 9 through 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco. The IDT demos will show how the company's products are being used to enable complete ecosystems for next-generation server systems.

Toshiba's Logic LSI Products Strategy
August 27, 2014
Toshiba 's (TOKYO:6502) Logic LSI business solves the major problems custom LSIs face: development that takes over two years; costs that can become more expensive due to changes in application being developed or customer trends; and the expense of using cutting edge processes or devices. We propose FFSATM as a solution. We have developed a solution for ApP Lite(TM)?as a strategic product for controlling a series of movements of sensing, processing and uploading data to a cloud, and adding value to numerous data in the IOT, it's market that has seen rapid growth in recent years. For example, we have launched products in such demand areas wearable devices that support healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of diseases, and set top box that receive video or audio services via the internet and wirelessly send them to PCs or smartphones.

Manufacturing Software System Developer
August 27, 2014
International Webmasters Association has issued the following news release: Manufacturing Software System Developer Job ID: 19821705 Position Title: Manufacturing Software System Developer Company Name: Sandia National Laboratories Industry: Defense Location(s): Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87185, United States Posted: August 26, 2014 Job Function: Manufacturing Entry Level: No Job Type: Full-Time Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate APPLY FOR THIS JOB Apply URL: http://sandia.jobs/albuquerque-nm/manufacturing-so... Save Job Email Job Print Job Apply For Job Job Description About Sandia Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, visit http://www.sandia.gov.

Washington: Manufacturing Software System Developer Job ID: 19821705
August 27, 2014
International Webmasters Association has issued the following job vacancy: Job ID: 19821705 Position Title: Manufacturing Software System Developer Company Name: Sandia National Laboratories Industry: Defense Location(s): Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87185, United States Posted: August 26, 2014 Job Function: Manufacturing Entry Level: No Job Type: Full-Time Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate Job Description About Sandia Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, visit http://www.sandia.gov.

Researchers model material that switches between insulator and semiconductor
August 27, 2014
Researchers at the Stanford University Materials Computation and Theory Group have successfully modeled a new material, three atoms thick, that switches between being an insulator and a semiconductor when tugged.

Grafting Transition Metal-Organic Fragments onto W/Ta Mixed-Addendum Nanoclusters for Broad-Spectrum-Driven Photocatalysis
August 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Two new transition-metal (TM)-containing polytantalotungstates, CsNa^sub 2^H[Cu(bpy)(H^sub 2^O)^sub 3^]^sub 3^{[Cu(bpy)^sub 2^]^sub 2^[Cu(bpy)(H^sub 2^O)^sub 2^]^sub 3^- [Ta^sub 4^O^sub 6^(SiW^sub 9^Ta^sub 3^O^sub 40^)^sub 4^]}.17H^sub 2^O (1) and K^sub 4^Na^sub 4^H^sub 4^[Ta^sub 4^O^sub 6^(SiW^sub 9^Ta^sub 3^O^sub 40^)^sub 4^] [Cu(apy)(H^sub 2^O)^sub 2^]^sub 4^.42H^sub 2^O (2) (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, apy=3-aminopyridine), have been synthesised under hydrothermal conditions. Both compounds 1 and 2 were determined and characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, IR spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Compounds 1 and 2 contain W/Ta mixed-addendum nanoclusters decorated by TM-organic fragments. Compounds 1 and 2 are the first TM-containing polytantalotungstates promise a more diverse set of structures of the polytantalotungstate family. The obtained materials can harvest a wide spectrum of solar light, from UV to near-infrared (NIR) wavelength.


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