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Govt to invest $10 bn in semiconductor units in Gujarat, UP
March 27, 2015
The government will be investing $10 billion in the semiconductor manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing $400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor.

Government to Invest 10 Billion $ in Chip Manufacturing Facilities Coming up in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh
March 27, 2015
March 27 -- Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years. Addressing the first Indian Electronics Expo organized by Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) in New Delhi yesterday, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India Shri RS Sharma, revealed that the government would be investing US$ 10 billion in the chip manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing US$ 400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor. These are part of the initiatives that are under way to create an eco-system that lays focus on high ended innovation. A dedicated fund, known as Electronics Development Fund had been created to leverage the use of venture capital funds to promote more start-ups in the country, he added.

Mapper Lithography, a Portfolio Company of RUSNANO, Starts Production of Key Elements for a New Generation of Lithography Equipment
March 27, 2015


Experiment reveals new mysterious properties of sound waves
March 27, 2015
India, March 27 -- In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials, they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size of a medical MRI reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 percent. The study is the first ever to prove that acoustic phonons-the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound-have magnetic properties.

Government to Invest $10 Billion in the Chip Manufacturing Facilities Coming up in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
March 27, 2015
India, March 27 -- Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years. Addressing the first Indian Electronics Expo organized by Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) in New Delhi yesterday, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India Shri RS Sharma, revealed that the government would be investing US$ 10 billion in the chip manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing US$ 400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor. These are part of the initiatives that are under way to create an eco-system that lays focus on high ended innovation. A dedicated fund, known as Electronics Development Fund had been created to leverage the use of venture capital funds to promote more start-ups in the country, he added.

Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power
March 27, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued the following news release: In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.” Use of solar photovoltaics has been growing at a phenomenal rate: Worldwide installed capacity has seen sustained growth averaging 43 percent per year since 2000. To evaluate the prospects for sustaining such growth, the MIT researchers look at possible constraints on materials availability, and propose a system for evaluating the many competing approaches to improved solar-cell performance.

Govt to invest USD 10 bn in chip manufacturing facilities in Gujarat, UP
March 27, 2015
Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years.

Vishay Intertechnology Announces 'Super 12' Featured Products for 2015
March 26, 2015
Vishay Intertechnology issued the following news release: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its "Super 12" featured products for 2015. Each year, Vishay identifies a dozen key semiconductor and passive components featuring new and improved technologies that can significantly improve the performance of end products and systems. Vishay's Super 12 collection showcases the company's industry-leading capabilities in semiconductor and passive devices and provides a cross-section of Vishay's very broad product portfolio. The Super 12 products for 2015 are:

MESA Complex Starts Largest Production Series in Its History
March 25, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories issued the following news release: Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex. MESA's silicon fab in October began producing base wafers for Application-Specific Integrated Circuits for the B61-12 Life Extension Program, W88 Alteration 370 and W87 Mk21 Fuze Replacement nuclear weapons. Planning and preparation took years and involved more than 100 people.

ON Semiconductor and Transphorm introduce GaN cascode transistors
March 23, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor Corporation and Transphorm Inc. have announced the introduction of the co-branded NTP8G202N and NTP8G206N 600V GaN cascode transistors and a 240W reference design that utilizes them.


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