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ASOCS joins Intel® Network Builders program, builds a Virtual Base Station
September 18, 2014
ASOCS Ltd, a pioneer in development of virtual Base Station (vBS) solution, today announced that it has joined theIntelÃ,® Network Builders program, designed to make it easier to build, enhance and operate software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) based infrastructure. Intel established the program to spark innovation, reduce development effort, advance open networking standards, increase interoperability, and ultimately, reduce time to market.

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Micron Technology, NVIDIA, Hewlett-Packard and Cree
September 18, 2014
 Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the Semiconductors, including Micron Technology (Nasdaq:MU-Free Report), NVIDIA Corp (Nasdaq:NVDA-Free Report), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ-Free Report) and Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE-Free Report). Industry: Semiconductors

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts August 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.04
September 18, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.35 billion in orders worldwide in August 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to the August EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

ProPlus Design Solutions Expands Sales Operations to Europe; Increased Investment Supports Growing Customer Base in Europe
September 18, 2014
ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc., the SPICE modeling solutions leader and provider of the first giga-scale SPICE simulator and unique Design-for-Yield (DFY) solutions, announced today it expanded its sales operations to Europe.

Cypress Adds New Package and Temperature Range Options to Industry-Leading High-Density F-RAM Portfolio; Delivers Industry's Most Energy-Efficient Nonvolatile RAMs for Mission-Critical Data Storage
September 18, 2014
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced the enhancement of its Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM(TM)) portfolio with a 44-pin TSOPII package option for its 1 Mb parallel asynchronous interface F-RAM and an extended temperature range of -40?C to +105?C for its 2 Mb Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) F-RAM. The new package option enables pin-to-pin replacement for standard battery-backed SRAM solutions for mission-critical applications in industrial automation, computing, networking and automotive electronics. F-RAM's inherent nonvolatility provides instant data capture and retention for one hundred years with no batteries. Eliminating the need for a battery reduces system cost and complexity. The extended temperature range for the 2 Mb SPI F-RAM addresses the challenging operating conditions faced in many high-performance applications in harsh environments.

Leatherwood Plastics Selects Vycom's Flametec PVC-C Material to Stay Competitive in Semiconductor and Lab Equipment Industries.
September 18, 2014
  Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014   Leatherwood Plastics has selected Vycom's Flametec Cleanroom PVC-C, a FM-4910 listed material, to stay competitive in the semiconductor, clean room and medical lab industries. These high-performance materials ultimately impact product quality and productivity, according to Dwight Leatherwood, the company's President and owner.

GamePop enters Japan with Sumitomo Corporation.
September 17, 2014
  Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) September 17, 2014     GamePop, the #1 gaming service for TV, announced their entry into the Japan market at the Tokyo Game Show 2014 in partnership with industry leaders for cable TV and mobile services. BlueStacks and Presidio Ventures earlier announced the latter's investment in BlueStacks in connection with the GamePop service. Based in Silicon Valley California, Presidio Ventures is the investment arm of Sumitomo Corporation. Sumitomo Corporation, a major shareholder in J:COM, are adding gaming services to their massive portfolio of cable TV and media services. Sumitomo Corp. are also rapidly spreading their presence in the cable TV business and media services across Asia-Pacific through strategic investments.           "GamePop has very unique technology for mobile games to run smoothly on TV," according to Yusuke Ujimoto, General Manager of Cable TV Department at Sumitomo Corporation. "The depth and breadth of GamePop's localized content catalog makes this a very compelling offering for consumers across Asia. Taking the lead to help BlueStacks expand and bring GamePop to Japan and Asia-Pacific markets was an easy choice for us."       GamePop first launched in the US in 2013 as a white-label solution for cable companies and TV manufacturers to bring mobile gaming to TV.

Lattice Semiconductor unveils USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has unveiled a USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution that enables manufacturers to develop USB 3.1 Type-C connectors.

ON Semiconductor launches new KAI-08670 Image Sensor
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor has announced the launch of new KAI-08670 Image Sensor, an 8.6-megapixel CCD in an APS-H optical format.

SMIC Introduces Independently Developed 38nm NAND Process Technology
September 10, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) announced the readiness of 38nm NAND Flash process technology, making it the only foundry to manufacture NAND products for its customers. This process platform has been independently developed in its entirety by SMIC. With this offering, SMIC leads the way in serving the growing demand in specialty memory fabless customers with high-quality low-density NAND Flash products. NAND Flash is the fastest growing non-volatile memory (NVM) product in recent years. The 38nm NAND Flash technology targets diversified high volume specialty applications, such as embedded products, mobile computing, TV and STB (Set-top Box). Customers are also leveraging this technology to address SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) NAND market as well as the increasing usage of IoT related products. SMIC's successful launch of 38nm NAND Flash technology helps customers to meet the growing demands of this market both inChina and globally.


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