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FORM 8-K: LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR FILES CURRENT REPORT
July 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Hillsboro, Ore., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24.

MICRON TECHNOLOGY REPORTS DISPOSITION BY DIRECTOR EAST (Idaho)
July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Micron Technology Inc. (MU), Boise, Idaho, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Director Warren East, Boise.

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. Names Brian O'Donnelly as New President & CEO
July 25, 2014
FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A. Inc. (FEUS) has announced that Dr. Brian O'Donnelly has just been appointed President and CEO of the state-of-the-art manufacturing company. In this position, he is responsible for the U.S. semiconductor-based Electronic Materials businesses comprising advanced photolithography products, polyimides, formulated products, Thin Film Precursors, and CMP slurries through the FEUS subsidiary, Fujifilm Planar Solutions. FEUS has its manufacturing operations and product development in North Kingstown RI and Mesa, AZ as well as a broad U.S. distribution network. Brian O'Donnelly named new President and CEO of FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

North American semicon equipment industry posts June 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09
July 25, 2014
SAN JOSE, USA: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.47 billion in orders worldwide in June 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, according to the June EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI.

STMicroelectronics Opens MEMS Microphone Lab in Taiwan to Enhance Excellence in Audio Performance; The advanced testing facility will answer engineers' need for new MEMS microphone application development, enabling bit-perfect recording quality for ultimate audio experience
July 25, 2014
TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced it has opened a new MEMS Microphone Lab (Anechoic Chamber) in Taiwan to test and analyze high-performance audio applications built with ST's MEMS microphones. ST's new advanced MEMS Microphone lab will focus on all-level audio performance testing from components (microphone or acoustic components) to modules and systems, including smart phones, tablets, notebooks, TVs, and remote controls, ensuring superior recording and sound quality, shorter debugging period, and faster time to market for end applications

Gold Standard proves attractive across the Atlantic
July 25, 2014
A UNIVERSITY of Glasgow spinout which designs software to assist the development of silicon chips has landed a multi-million dollar deal with a US semiconductor foundry.

ON Semiconductor Unveils Integrated Lithium-ion Battery Protection Controller for Smartphones and Tablets
July 25, 2014
ON Semiconductor has unveiled a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets. According to a company release, the LC05111CMT utilizes analog circuit technology, MOSFET technology, and advanced packaging expertise to incorporate controller and driver functions in a single circuit.

Qualcomm to invest $150m in Chinese startups
July 24, 2014
San Diego-based wireless chipset maker Qualcomm has announced that it has created a new $150m fund to invest in Chinese start ups across all stages.

Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Powered by ADLINK's Express-HL COM Express; R Module Attempts Three-peat.
July 24, 2014
  San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014           ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its sponsorship of the Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) team's entry into next week's 17th Annual International RoboSub competition held at the Space and Naval Warfare Command Research facility in San Diego, CA, from Monday, July 28, through Sunday, August 3.             The CUAUV's Gemini submarine is powered by ADLINK's Express-HL COM Express(R) computer-on-module, featuring a 4th generation quad-core Intel(R) Core™ i7 processor with Mobile Intel(R) QM87 Express chipset. The Express-HL acts as Gemini's lone on-board computer, tasked with all vision processing and decision-making required by the AUV. In addition, the Express-HL COM Express carrier board runs its own controller, as well as communicating with micro-controllers on several custom-built peripheral circuit boards also included in Gemini's design.           "When we started designing Gemini back in August (2013), we knew that we wanted something smaller and more powerful than the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor on Mini-ITX form factor that we used on our 2013 vehicle," explained Markus Burkardt, CUAUV team leader and Cornell University senior.

Saankhya Labs Featured in EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
July 24, 2014
Bangalore, July 24 -- Saankhya Labs (www.saankhyalabs.com), a fabless semiconductor company based in Bangalore, India today announced that it is featured in the 2014 Global edition of Silicon 60: Hot Startups to watch list published by EE Times. The Silicon 60 includes startups involved in semiconductor technologies for processor, memory technology, EDA, sensors and haptics, wireless communications, power semiconductors, audio, optoelectronics and Internet of Things. The chosen companies have made an impression on EE Times editors based on a mix of criteria, including technology, intended market, maturity, financial position, investment profile and executive leadership.


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