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Vishay Intertechnology Honored With 2013 TTI Europe Supplier Excellence Award
July 24, 2014
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company has received the TTI Supplier Excellence Award for Europe. Vishay is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components. TTI, Inc. is the world's leading authorized distributor specialist offering interconnect, passive, electromechanical, and discrete components.

Conexant Named a Finalist for 21st OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for the Semiconductor Category; Winners to be Announced at October 9 Awards Gala Celebrating Technology Innovation in Orange County
July 24, 2014
Conexant Systems Inc. , an audio and imaging innovation leader, has been named a finalist in the Semiconductor category of the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its CX20921 voice processing chip. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 9, 2014 at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Conexant Named a Finalist for 21st OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Awards for the Semiconductor Category; Winners to be Announced at October 9 Awards Gala Celebrating Technology Innovation in Orange County
July 24, 2014
Conexant Systems Inc. , an audio and imaging innovation leader, has been named a finalist in the Semiconductor category of the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its CX20921 voice processing chip. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 9, 2014 at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Exar's PowerArchitect 5.1 Offers Arduino Controller Option to Ease Power System Programming; Latest Release Supports Development Boards for XRP77xx and XRP97xx Universal PMICs
July 24, 2014
 Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading provider of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced PowerArchitect 5.1, the latest release of its intuitive, powerful programmable power design tool. New features include support for Exar's development boards and the latest Universal PMICs, the XRP7720 and XRP7725 programmable power ICs. It also supports the new XRP9710 and XRP9711 Power Modules and adds time saving features to simplify and accelerate power system programming. PowerArchitect 5.1 adds support to communicate with Exar evaluation boards through an Arduino board.  Code examples for this board are now available athttps://github.com/ExarCorp.  These include a command library and examples of how to use these commands.  Instructions for turning the Arduino into a standalone programmer provide engineers new capabilities for prototyping, but the code quickly migrates to bed-of-nails full production test equipment.

Micron Technology Appoints Stephen Pawlowski as Vice President of Advanced Computing Solutions
July 24, 2014
BOISE, Idaho, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU), today announced that Stephen Pawlowski has been named as vice president of Advanced Computing Solutions.

Tokyo Electron to Research 3D Semiconductors in Singapore
July 24, 2014
Tokyo Electron Ltd. said Thursday it will set up a laboratory jointly with a Singapore government-affiliated technology institute in the Southeast Asian country in September. At the lab, the Japanese chipmaking equipment maker and the Institute of Microelectronics, or IME, will study wafer-level packaging and assembly technologies necessary to develop a system to mass produce three-dimensional semiconductors. A 3-D semiconductor with layers of interconnected chips can improve the unit-area processing speed and reduce power consumption. A number of manufacturers are now developing 3-D semiconductors as microfabrication technologies that have kept improving conventional chips' performance are reaching a limit.

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Lends Support to the "Little Box Challenge" Presented by Google and IEEE to Build a (Much) Smaller Power Inverter; eGaN® power transistors are available to help contestants in their design of extremely small power inverters in their attempt to win the "Little Box Challenge" presented by Google and IEEE, an open competition to build a (much) smaller power inverter.; To tweet this news, copy and paste http://bit.ly/EPCLBC to your Twitter handle with #LittleBoxChallenge
July 24, 2014
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces its support for contestants in "Little Box Challenge" presented by Google and IEEE. Little Box Challenge, with a $1,000,000 prize, is an open competition to build a (much) smaller power inverter. eGaN® FETs are ideal for this type of application due to their high power handling capability, ultra fast switching speeds, and small size.

TriQuint Semiconductor swings to profit, but misses estimate
July 24, 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, swung to a net profit for the quarter ended Jun. 28, 2014. The company made a net profit of $5.21 million or $0.03 a share in the second-quarter against a loss of $14.88 million or $0.09 a share in the last year period. Analysts on average had predicted net income of $0.07 a share.

MICRON'S ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS TECHNOLOGY WINS PRESTIGIOUS
July 24, 2014
Micron Technology, Inc. has been honored with both the 'Most Innovative Memory Device' and 'Semiconductor of the Year' awards for its 16nm NAND Flash memory technology at the TechInsights' 11th Annual Insight Awards.

Lattice introduces new iCE40 Ultra family
July 22, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has introduced the iCE40 Ultra family, reportedly delivering the integration of emerging infrared remote, barcode, touch, user identification, and pedometer functions with customization capabilities for makers of mobile consumer devices.


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