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Robbins Arroyo: Acquisition of Silicon Image, Inc. (SIMG) by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests
January 27, 2015
Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP areinvestigatingthe proposed acquisition of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG) by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQGS: LSCC).  On January 27, 2015, 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.

EQUITY ALERT: The Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of Silicon Image, Inc. Concerning its Proposed Sale to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation - SIMG
January 27, 2015
The Rosen Law Firm announces that it is investigating the Board of Directors of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by failing to adequately shop Silicon Image to maximize shareholder value before agreeing to be acquired by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC).

The GaAs IC Market
January 27, 2015
The biggest enabler of the mobile data increase and the most important driver of the GaAs RF IC market is the handset segment. Much of the content of a handset is silicon-based, but power amplifiers (PAs) and switches in the front-end of the phone use GaAs devices. This report investigates the technology trends, applications, and market developments of GaAs ICs. U.S., Japanese, and European applications such as telecom, computers, defense, consumers, are reviewed. This report will provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of the technological and market factors determining the evolution of GaAs ICs.

Lithography, Deposition, and Etch Market Analysis for Flip Chip/WLP Manufacturing
January 27, 2015
Flip chips are appearing in a plethora of high-volume consumer products such as mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and computer peripherals. Wafer-level packaging (WLP), the fabrication of the package directly on the wafer, is experiencing exceptional growth and stands out as one of the bright growth areas in electronics today. WLP offers lower cost, a smaller package, higher performance and added functionality compared to older methods. This report examines the market for flip chip ICs, and the lithography and wet etch tools used in their manufacture.

Global Silicon and Ferrosilicon Market
January 27, 2015
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon and Ferrosilicon in Metric Tons. The report analyzes the market for Silicon by the following End-Use Applications: Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors, and Others. Also the report analyzes the market for Ferrosilicon by the following End-Use Applications: Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 60 companies including many key and niche players such as - AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V China National BlueStar (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shareholder Alert: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Silicon Image, Inc. Concerning its Proposed Sale to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation-SIMG
January 27, 2015
Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Silicon Image, Inc. ("Silicon" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS:SIMG) related to the proposed acquisition of the Company by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.  The transaction is valued at around $600 Million or $7.30 per share.

Earnings Report - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing; Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.
January 27, 2015
Investor-Edge.com has issued free earnings report on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (NYSE: TSM). On January 15, 2015, the company reported its Q4 FY14 and full-year FY14 financial results (period ended December 31, 2014). Click onhttp://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Taiwan%20Semiconductor%20Manufacturing&d=27-Jan-2015&s=TSMto read our free earnings review on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (Taiwan Semiconductor or TSMC). The company's net revenue grew 52.6% Y-o-Y in Q4 FY14 and 27.8% Y-o-Y in FY14. Further, TSMC's net income attributable to shareholders of the parent company in Q4 FY14 and FY14 surged 78.5% Y-o-Y and 40.3% Y-o-Y, respectively. Our free coverage report can be accessed at: http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Taiwan%20Semiconductor%20Manufacturing&d=27-Jan-2015&s=TSM Earnings Overview 

SILICON IMAGE ALERT: Johnson & Weaver, LLP Investigates the Fairness of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Silicon Image, Inc. to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
January 27, 2015
Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP is investigating whether members of the board of directors of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG) breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed buyout of the Company by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation. Silicon Image provides video, audio, and data connectivity solutions that enable the distribution and presentation of high-definition content for the mobile, consumer electronics and personal computer markets.

Fluoropolymer Market in the Healthcare Industry 2019 - Plastics Replacement Drives Growth
January 27, 2015
ReportsnReports.com offers Global Fluoropolymer Market in the Healthcare Industry 2015-2019 a new research report in its store. Increased expenditure in R&D, owing to the growing competition and the development of environment-friendly methods of production, is one key trend in this market. Manufacturers have increased their emphasis on R&D owing to the rapid increase in the number of innovations in the Healthcare industry in recent years. The Global Fluoropolymer market in the Healthcare industry is expected to grow at a constant pace and post a CAGR of 7.36% during the period 2014-2019. Complete research is available athttp://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/328546-global-fluoropolymer-market-in-the-healthcare-industry-2015-2019.html. The replacement of plastics by fluoropolymers in packaging applications is expected to propel the growth of the market. Fluoropolymers are extensively used for the packaging of tablets and capsules in the Healthcare industry. They can withstand high temperatures of sterilization and, hence, are used for etching over implantable medical devices such as catheters. "Increased public awareness about the significance and positive effects of healthcare products in the developing countries, along with favorable government policies, are encouraging foreign players to open their production facilities in the APAC region," says an analyst of the team that worked on this report.

New MES Operations Improvement Software From Critical Manufacturing Features Integrated Scheduling; cmNavigo 4.0 MES Software Unifies Semiconductor, Electronics, Medical Device or Other Complex Manufacturing Operations Across a Modern, Microsoft-Based Platform
January 27, 2015
Critical Manufacturing, a supplier of integrated manufacturing execution systems (MES) to empower operations of the global high-technology manufacturing industry, introduces cmNavigo 4.0, the industry's first comprehensive MES software with embedded finite scheduling. By tightly unifying scheduling into critical MES functions in a modern, Microsoft-based operations management system, cmNavigo 4.0 software improves on-time delivery, shortens total cycle time, and makes better use of plant resources. "As margins in global high-technology manufacturing shrink, many manufacturers are finding that their legacy MES systems don't have the flexibility and functionality to meet the demands of today's volatile markets. The new scheduling, quality control, warehouse management, and shift handoff capabilities we are announcing today reflect our commitment to provide the most modern and unified MES solution available," said Francisco Almada-Lobo, CEO, Critical Manufacturing. "This new functionality will help manufacturers improve cost control, better manage inventory, and boost productivity of advanced, discrete production operations."


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